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First Principles: Give Up Money, Give Up Fame, Give Up Science, Give the Earth Itself and All It Contains Rather Than Do An Immoral Act

“Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)

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Club Handy

Club Handyby Michael DoyleEvery showman is a tricksterA sophisticated and tragically hipsterLeaving the girls with smiles on their facesMoving them deeply with his tracesIt’s a carnival of scamPutting on the ritualistic glamWith bated breath ready to flyAs heartbreak paints the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Many People Take No Care of Their Money Till They Come Nearly To the End of It, and Others Do Just the Same With Their Time

“Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (28 Aug 1749-1832)

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First Principles: If Congress Can Do Whatever In Their Discretion Can Be Done By Money, and Will Promote the General Welfare, the Government Is No Longer A Limited One

“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” – James … Continue reading

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In Ceremony

In Ceremonyby Michael DoyleBeyond money and fearThere is an underlying trustThis is the path of loyaltyAnd without that currency, it is bustOnce broken, there is a penaltyEven among the underground’s royaltyit is the price that must be paidOr all that … Continue reading

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Investing In Old Age

Investing In Old Ageby Michael DoyleIt has become as sort of a jokeBut one that makes me slightly chokeThe youngest of chronological ageSays as if with the wisdom of a sageThat her dad, me, is growing a bit oldShe laughs … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is No Art Which One Government Sooner Learns of Another Than That of Draining Money From the Pockets of the People

“There is no art which one government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people.” – Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776.

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First Principles: If Congress Can Do Whatever In Their Discretion Can Be Done By Money…the Government Is No Longer A Limited One

“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” – James … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Readers May Be Amazed That We Have To Continue To Expand Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare Subsidies and the Like Because 12 Years Ago, We were Told That the Trillion-Dollar Affordable Care Act Was Going To Provide Universal Coverage

 “Readers may be amazed that we have to continue to expand Medicare, Medicaid, ‘Obamacare’ subsidies and the like because 12 years ago, we were told that the trillion-dollar Affordable Care Act was going to provide universal coverage for everyone. But … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Have the Right To Give Away As Much of Our Own Money As We Please In Charity; But As Members of Congress We Have No Right To Appropriate A Dollar of the Public Money

“We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. I will not attempt to prove that Congress has no power … Continue reading

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