Tag Archives: Merit

On the Losing Side of History

A piece dedicated to the ending days of Bernie Sanders’ attempt to hold a revolution.  It begs the question, “What if they gave a revolution and nobody came?”. On the Losing Side of History by Michael Doyle Sanders lumbers on … Continue reading

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New Day Begun

A trend in the 21st century is finding ever increasing value in team and cohesion working in collaboration to finding needed solutions.  While I’ll never devalue the power of one, I think there is also much merit in working together. … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Endless Gratitude of Society Would Be Merited By Restraining Judges From Usurping Legislation

“One single object . . . [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.” – Thomas Jefferson    

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First Principles A Bible, Newspaper and Good Schooling Are the Principal Supports of Virtue, Morality and Civil Liberty

“A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district–all studied and appreciated as they merit–are the principal support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty“ – Benjamin Franklin    

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A Vancouverite Current

The Na/GloPoWriM0 Day 15 challenge is to provide a Robert Brown or Shakespearian styled monologue sort of a poem.  I opted for a redo on Hamlet’s  “To Be or Not To Be” monologue. Kind of.. I opted for happy thoughts not … Continue reading

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First Principles: Legal Immigration To America Has Always Been Open To Those Wishing to Somewhat Assimilate and Are of Decent Conduct and Propriety

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by … Continue reading

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First Principles: America’s Bosom Is Open To Those With Merit and Act Decent and Have Proper Conduct

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Justice

There is a story in prudence, justice and the other sister It’s one to be listened to very well if you care, mister Without prudence there is no justice for any to be had That leaves us with pure mischief … Continue reading

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