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Covid and the Constitution

Covid and the Constitutionby Michael DoyleVoices arrayed together against an institutionOut of control of the reining in by the ConstitutionChecks and balances swept away along with our rightsStill, we ride forward like beleaguered knightsStay at home orders meant for communicable … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Principle of Spending Money To Be Paid By Posterity, Under the Name of Funding, Is But Swindling Futurity On A Large Scale

“The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816) When we take money from others without good return, we are swindling them.  … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There’s No Money In Poetry, But, Then There’s No Poetry In Money Either

“There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.” – Robert Graves, poet and novelist (24 Jul 1895-1985)      

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First Principles: It Is Morally As Bad Not To Care Whether A Thing Is True Or Not, So Long As It Makes You Feel Good, As It Is Not To Care How You Got Your Money As Long As You Have It

“It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money as long as you have it.” … Continue reading

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First Principles: When Taxes Go So Far As To Entrench On the Subsistence of the People, These Become Burdensome and Oppressive

“Taxation to a certain point is not only proper but useful, because by stimulating the industry of individuals it increases the wealth of the Community. But when Taxes go so far as to intrench on the subsistence of the people … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If You Want Your Children To Turn Out Well, Spend Twice As Much Time With Them and Half As Much Money

“If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.” – Abigail Van Buren      

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End of the Frontier

Between the 1870s to the early 1900s, American society became a vast sea of sea change in matters of all forms of transformation going on at once. End of the Frontier by Michael Doyle The travesty of the Civil War … Continue reading

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Leaving Yesterdays Behind

What matters profit if it has cost your soul? Leaving Yesterdays Behind by Michael Doyle What it is that seems fit Is often enough a matter Devoted entirely to profit All other arguments shatter The implication is clear That neither … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Make Sure That You Haven’t Lost the Things That Money Can’t Buy

“It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.” – George H. Lorimer, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Give Up the Earth 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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