Tag Archives: Mankind

Daily Prompt – Madness

What’s Halloween without a little madness thrown in? To Play With Madness by Michael Romani The witches play with madness While mankind finds its sadness The comic tragedy plays out It seems each step descends into doubt Some things transcend … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Sum of Government Is to Restrain Mankind From Harming Others and Otherwise Free

“A wise and frugal government … shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has … Continue reading

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First Principles: Education Uncoupled From Religion Harms Morality and Principles

“Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind.”¬† – Benjamin Rush (1783)    

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Blessed Be the Name

Based in part on Genesis 50:20: Blessed Be the Name by Michael Romani Awestruck with the Lord in admiration Filled with unearned grace and fascination Holding strong to the blessed name That leads with light and knows no shame God’s … Continue reading

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First Principles: Mankind Is Most Content When Best Employed

“When Men are employ’d they are best contented. For on the Days they work’d they were good-natur’d and chearful; and with the consciousness of having done a good Days work they spent the Evenings jollily; but on the idle Days … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Best Legislation Comes From Methodical Deliberation and Resolve

“Men, to act with vigor and effect, must have time to mature measures, and judgment and experience, as to the best method of applying them. They must not be hurried on to their conclusions by the passions, or the fears … Continue reading

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First Principles: Reason Is the Guard Against Humanity’s Absurdities

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the spot of every wind. With such persons, gullability, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand … Continue reading

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Lasting Changes

Based in part on¬†Hebrews 12:1: Lasting Changes by Michael Romani Lasting change can be elusive Burdens are felt so intrusive It seems that in our gut We get stuck in a rut It’s a fatalistic mentality That feeds our mortality … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Ripples

Mother Ocean lives out her stories Filled with enough of her own glories Washed ashore on ripples of her power Mankind’s presence felt like seconds to her hour It’s said that most of this world is water Making humanity the … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Declaration

Among the truths that remain self evident There is especially on that is quite relevant When so many declare God’s death so openly They so at great peril for our republican society For if there is no God on which … Continue reading

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