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First Principles: Of Those Who Have Overturned Republican Liberty, Most Have Begun By Courting the People and Ending Tyrants

“Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)      

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First Principles: The Only Legitimate Right To Govern Is An Express Grant of Power From the Governed

“We admit of no government by divine right, believing that so far as power is concerned the Beneficent Creator has made no distinction amongst men; that all are upon an equality, and that the only legitimate right to govern is … Continue reading

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First Principles: Those Who Think Themselves Unaccountable Will Act Unaccountable and All Persons Would Be Unaccountable If They Could

“It is nothing strange, that men, who think themselves unaccountable, should act unaccountably, and that all men would be unaccountable if they could.” – John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, Cato’s Letters      

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An Obsession of Shadow

The challenge for the 13th day of Na/GloPoWriMo is to write something spooky or somewhat creepy.  To me, there is maybe nothing more creepy than the shadowed, dark side of human nature. An Obsession of Shadow by Michael Romani Hiding … Continue reading

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First Principles: Those Happily Employed At Good Work Are the Most Content

“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.” – Benjamin Franklin (1771)   … Continue reading

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The Truth of Loving Consequences

Men are from Mars.  Women are from Venus.  So goes the title and theory of an now old book that attempted to explain our differences in communication.  But, wake up guys.  This is the 21st Century and the women have … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Words Used Change Like Leaves With the Passing Seasons of Mankind

“Men ever had, and ever will have leave, / To coin new words well suited to the age, / Words are like leaves, some wither every year, / And every year a younger race succeeds.” – Horace, poet and satirist … Continue reading

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First Principles: Man’s Wickedness Will Only Increase Without Religion

“If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it?” – Benjamin Franklin    

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Outcast

Another for Halloween: Outcast by Michael Romani There are those with affinity Shared brokenness cast within infinity Those who find company with the sad men And pleasure in the darkness of bad men I am one of those Self consumed … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Innocence Lost

Seems like a theme this year so far for this coming Halloween doesn’t it?  I guess it’s been on mind lately that some of our worse horrors are self inflicted by mankind. On Innocence Lost (In War) by Michael Romani … Continue reading

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