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First Principles: Without Liberty, Law…Becomes Oppression. Without Law, Liberty…Becomes Licentiousness

“Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” – James Wilson (1790)    

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A Haunting Place

Ghosts don’t require ancient castles or haunted Victorian homes.  Sometimes the most haunting place is alone inside a person’s mind. A Haunting Place by Michael Doyle Inside my mind is a haunting place Filled with missed memories I wish to … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without Liberty, Law Loses Its Nature…and Becomes Oppression. Without Law, Liberty…Becomes Licentiousness

“Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” – James Wilson (1790) An organization worth knowing: http://jameswilsoninstitute.org/    

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Meditative Movement

In these last months, as if we haven’t been too sedentary in the first place, we have been almost nothing but stuck in and out of sorts with finding ways to keep moving.  This is counter to what is best … Continue reading

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Pinkerton Lawman

The Pinkertons became the crux of what became the Secret Service.  Their storied history is often looked these days. Pinkerton Lawman by Michael Doyle A snake isn’t hard to find In the what that’s left behind When you flip over … Continue reading

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Guarding Against Faction

Today’s poem about American history speaks on some basic principles as set out in largely in Federalist Paper Number 10 in which we choose to become a republic and not a democracy to protection of nation from the encroachment of … Continue reading

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On An Ancient Pathway

Today is the last day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020!  30 days of poetry.  Congratulations to my traveling companions through this journey who stuck with all of this.   They tell me it’s really something to write 30 days of poems.  I … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Happiness of Your Life Depends On the Quality of Your Thoughts

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius      

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Thought For the Day: Look Deep Into Nature and You Will Understand Everything Better

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein    

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First Principles: The Plant of Liberty Is So Tender That It Cannot Thrive In the Neighborhood of Slavery

“Ye men of sense and virtue – Ye advocates for American Liberty, rouse up and espouse the cause of humanity and general liberty. Bear a testimony against a vice which degrades human nature, and dissolves that universal tie of benevolence … Continue reading

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