Tag Archives: Minds

Thought of the Day: Tyranny and Slavery, Are Alike Detestable To Minds Conscious of the Equal Dignity of Human Nature

“That the God of nature gave them life and freedom, upon the terms of the most perfect equality with other men; That freedom is an inherent right of the human species, not to be surrendered, but by consent… Tyranny and Slavery, … Continue reading

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Empty Jar

Empty Jarby Michael DoyleIt’s an empty jar that we fillGiven the many choices of our free willIt’s best to live with full intentionLooking back, we’ll see what’s had our attentionThis jar of ours, might just shatterIf we fill it with … Continue reading

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In the Precedent of 2020

In the Precedent of 2020by Michael DoyleThere is something setQuietly there in the precedentAn unlikely principle we forgetThat we’d not be without accidentWho it is that we are todayI hope that’s not too flippant to sayThat despite our efforts to … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Does Not Take A Majority To Prevail… But Rather An Irate, Tireless Minority, Keen On Setting Brush Fires of Freedom In the Minds of Men

“It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.” – Samuel Adams

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First Principles: Judges, Therefore Should Be Always Men of Learning and Experience In the Laws, of Exemplary Morals, Great Patience, Calmness, Coolness and Attention

“Judges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or … Continue reading

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First Principles: In Regard To Religion, Mutual Toleration In the Different Professions There Is What All Good and Candid Minds In All Ages Have Ever Practiced and…Inculcated On Mankind

“In regard to religion, mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practised, and, both by precept and example, inculcated on mankind.” – Samuel Adams

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The Chicago Seven and Liberty

The Chicago Seven and Libertyby Michael DoyleThe American soul was in desperate measurePoisoned and depleted of blood and lost treasureFor the sake of a war that people didn’t understandOur republic’s principles died for in a foreign landThe Vietnam draft and … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Should Be Your Care, Therefore, and Mine, To Elevate the Minds of Our Children and Exalt Their Courage

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and … Continue reading

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Halloween: Daughters of Salem

Daughters of Salemby Michael DoyleIn the misted realm of nightmaresBeyond the screens of our daily careThe daughters of Salem tossIn their graveyards of the crooked crossHidden tears masked by blood stainsThat cannot wash away with the cold rainsIs the fear … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Reading of All Good Books Is Like A Conversation With the Finest Minds of Past Centuries

“The Reading of All Good Books Is Like A Conversation With the Finest Minds of Past Centuries.” – Rene Descartes

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