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First Principles: The Propitious Smiles of Heaven, Can Never Be Expected On A Nation That Disregards the Eternal Rules of Order and Right, Which Heaven Itself Has Ordained

“The propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.” – George Washington (1789)

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First Principles: We Are Either A United People, Or We Are Not.

“We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support.” – George Washington … Continue reading

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First Principles: No Nation Is Permitted To Live In Ignorance With Impunity

“No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity” – Thomas Jefferson

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A Republic To Be Kept

A Republic To Be Keptby Michael DoyleStart then as it were with a nameWhat we will call out as informationThen like chess parts to the gameWe provide definition in affirmationWhat does this take in its inflectionTo voice what it is … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: I Fear To See the Consequences of the Court’s Practice of Substituting Its Own Concepts of Decency and Fundamental Justice For the Language of the Bill of Rights

“In my judgment the people of no nation can lose their liberty so long as a Bill of Rights like ours survives and its basic purposes are conscientiously interpreted, enforced and respected so as to afford continuous protection against old, … Continue reading

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Birds Aren’t Real

Birds Aren’t Realby Michael DoyleSpoken with a sense of zealIs the thought, “Birds Aren’t Real”Youth joins together to upendA disturbing sort of the worse trendIn an age of misinformationGen Z links arms across the nationEngaged in a case of absurdismWith … Continue reading

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This Thanksgiving 2021

This Thanksgiving 2021by Michael DoyleLate last night I was thinking on..The furthest star’s even furthest moonUntil I was dreaming of a once uponFairytale feeling that was needed soonFor two years, the world has sufferedThrough the scourge of viral pestilenceWith reasons … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Tremble For My Country When I Reflect That God Is Just; That His Justice Cannot Sleep Forever

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be … Continue reading

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First Principles: Tis Folly In One Nation To Look For Disinterested Favors From Another

“Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its Independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance, it may place itself in the … Continue reading

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Radically Reversed

Radically Reversedby Michael DoyleReversing the brokenness of circumstanceTo give sacred life to its every chanceKnowing that those who have less are not lessHowever much life’s moments might be a messThe most hurting present are our familyBlessed be this truth in … Continue reading

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