Tag Archives: Means

Unique Just Means Alone

They say no man is an island.  Perhaps for some of us, it would be better if we were. Unique Just Means Alone by Michael Doyle I guess it doesn’t matter if it’s deserved That special designation that’s been reserved … Continue reading

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To London, Across the Sea

A further retelling of Dracula in poetic form: To London, Across the Sea by Michael Doyle In a tested game of chess A knight is menacing a queen The losing side will confess What this really means A voyage has … Continue reading

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Consent of the Governed

Continuing in a series of poems about the establishment of our republican form of government and life under the rule of law as set out in our constitution: Consent of the Governed by Michael Doyle The standards are set by … Continue reading

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A Star Wars Lesson In Liberty

May 4th has become, for some, a day of tribute to Star Wars as “May the 4th Be With You” day.   When the day passed recently, it gave me some cause to think about how we around the planet … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Individual Rights Are the Means of Subordinating Society To Moral Law

“Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.” – Ayn Rand (1905-1982)      

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First Principles: The Surest Means of Avoiding War Is To Be Prepared For It In Peace

“It is important also to consider, that the surest means of avoiding war is to be prepared for it in peace.” – Joseph Story      

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First Principles: Though We Seek Peace, It Is Our Necessity To Provide For Defense By All Means

“Although our prospect is peace, our policy and purpose are to provide for defense by all those means to which our resources are competent.” – Thomas Jefferson      

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Thought For the Day: What If Christmas Doesn’t Come From A Store But Is Perhaps A Little Bit More

“What if Christmas, he thought, didn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, was a little bit more.” –Narrator from ‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas’      

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First Principles: It Is Unlawful To Take Away the Liberty of Others Simply Through Superior Power

“[I]t is certainly unlawful to make inroads upon others . . . and take away their liberty by no better means than superior power.“ – John Witherspoon, Signer of the Declaration of Independence      

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Thought For the Day: Maybe Christmas Is Something More Than What Comes From Stores

“It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!… Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a … Continue reading

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