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First Principles: For My Part, Whatever Anguish of Spirit It Might Cost, I Am Willing To Know the Whole Truth; To Know the Worst, and To Provide For It

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth – and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Fondness For Power Is Implanted, In Most Men, and It Is Natural To Abuse It, When Acquired

“A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired.” – Alexander Hamilton (1775)

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First Principles: The Natural Progress of Things Is For Liberty To Yield and Government To Gain Ground

“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to E. Carrington, 1788

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First Principles: The Natural Cure For an Ill-Administration…Is A Change of Men

“The natural cure for an ill-administration … is a change of men.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)

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First Principles: The Natural Cure For An Ill-Administration, In A Popular or Representative Constitution, Is A Change of Men

“The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)

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A Gaelic King

A Gaelic Kingby Michael DoyleIn 700 AD, the Picts and the Gaels divided ScotlandAs if that were something natural to commandNo force on Earth could unite these kingdomsTo think that possible is sheer bedlamThe impossible doesn’t stop hearts from tryingBut … Continue reading

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Wildness Into View

Another in the series on photography.  This one focuses on capturing animals and plants. There is so much to see in this fascinating world of ours. Wildness Into View by Michael Doyle Staying hidden in order to see Is the … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Fondness For Power Is Implanted, In Most Men, and It Is Natural To Abuse It When Acquired

“A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired.” – Alexander Hamilton (1775)      

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Remonstration

The 28th Day of Na/GloPoWriMo asks for optional prompt of recalling our favorite bedrooms in the manner of our choosing.  Mostly what I remember growing up shouldn’t be. Remonstration by Michael Doyle Looking back without much remonstration I recall how … Continue reading

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First Principles: In the Struggle For Liberty, Be Willing To Know the Whole Truth; To know the Worst and To Provide For It

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth – and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this … Continue reading

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