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First Principles: There Is A Rank Due To the United States, Among Nations, Which Will Be Withheld, If Not Absolutely Lost, By the Reputation of Weakness

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness.” – George Washington (1793)

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Before the Ever

Before the Everby Michael DoyleBefore the ever of neverThat thought itself cleverIs the cosmic perspectiveThat proclaimed itself reflectiveA messenger from the starsHigh above the skyscrapers and carsIt not to be too irreverentTo say that the world looks differentNow that we … Continue reading

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First Principles: Only A Virtuous People Are Capable of Freedom. As Nations Become Corrupt and Vicious, They Have More Need of Masters

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Living Scripture

Living Scriptureby Michael DoyleWe started church with a prayer for UkraineI can only further pray it is not in vainThe horrors that they are going throughCan only be endured by the strength of how God is trueTurning next in our … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Problem For Individuals and Nations When Standards of Right and Wrong Are Abandoned Is Where It Leads

“The problem for individuals and nations when standards of right and wrong are abandoned is where it leads. Moral anarchy has been one of the contributing factors to the collapse of empires and great nations of the past. Apparently, we … Continue reading

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Remember To Forget

Remember To Forgetby Michael DoyleAs long as there is lifeThere is, at least, some hopeRegardless of our strifeThis helps us to quietly copeThose things that bring us to edgeWe need to forgive as our sinThat which as brought us to … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Right of Self-Defense Never Ceases. It Is Among the Most Sacred and Alike Necessary To Nations and To Individuals

“The right of self-defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals.” – President James Monroe (November 16, 1818)

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Thought For the Day: America Uniquely Among Nations Has the Capacity To Champion Human Rights and the Dignity of Every Human Being Made In the Image of God

“America uniquely among nations has the capacity to champion human rights and the dignity of every human being made in the image of God, no matter their nation.” – Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States of America … Continue reading

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To Find Peace

So many movies and books predict nothing but darkness and gloom in our future.   Maybe that’s easy enough to understand with the fact that we so often seek force rather than reason to overcome past and present hurts.  But, maybe … Continue reading

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