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First Principles: If We Can Prevent the Government From Wasting the Labors of the People, Under the Pretense of Taking Care of Them, They Must Become Happy

“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Cooper, 1802

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Shadowboxing

Shadowboxingby Michael DoyleShadowboxing with my egoHiding from whispers of an echoWhen cleansing of sin is neededAnd common sense is not heededThere are dangers in complexityRaw feelings rough in their simplicityI just need to hold on to the sunriseVisions that bleed … Continue reading

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On A Friendship

On A Friendshipby Michael DoyleFriendship is like a storyA melody that catches and belongsThere in the ways of trustIs a love that grows as it mustChildren play at their gamesWe play our own, just the sameBelieving in things hard to … Continue reading

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Our Everything

Our Everythingby Michael DoyleNot just important, but our everythingOur reason for all and the joy of our beingNo compartmentalizing, but our purposeOur every reason with nothing to presupposeAll things through and of God to loveThis truth we must keep aboveAll … Continue reading

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A Father’s Love

A Father’s Loveby Michael DoyleA young girl hurtsWith the soul of a womanWhy doesn’t anyone understandA father listens, alert -Doing the best that he canSilently, he offers his handShe dries her eyesWhile he simply listensTo the questions on her mindHe … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Essence of Government Is Power, Lodged As It Must In Human Hands, Will Ever Be Liable To Abuse

“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” – James Madison (1829)

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Some Times We Can Wait No Longer

Some Times We Can Wait No Longerby Michael DoyleSocrates and Jesus took their last breathsAs each of these were put to their deathsAccused and tried for treason and blasphemyAnd in corrupting the young by truth’s divinityThe noble search and allegiance … Continue reading

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Capture the Flag

Capture the Flagby Michael DoyleThere you are with your mind scatteredHaving fought hard for what is said matteredNone of this means all that much to youJust another bit of life to go throughLike rats caught in Skinner’s mazeYou watch the … Continue reading

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To Find A Friend

The world is a sometimes scary place, particularly when it comes to the heart, isn’t it? To Find A Friend by Michael Doyle To find a friend In this friendless world Toward this end I lay fetal and curled Is … Continue reading

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Lessons From Life’s Jungles

There are laws that are met in all jungles be these forested or concrete.  The two most vital are survival and truth. Lessons From Life’s Jungles by Michael Doyle The jungle has two laws Survival and truth There is no … Continue reading

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