Tag Archives: Nature

First Principles: War Is Not the Best Engine For Us To Resort To; Nature Has Given Us One In Our Commerce

“War is not the best engine for us to resort to; nature has given us one in our commerce, which if properly managed, will be a better instrument for obliging the interested nations of Europe to treat us with justice.” … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Happiness of Your Life Depends Upon the Quality of Your Thoughts; Therefore, Guard Accordingly, and Take Care That You Entertain No Notions Unsuitable To Virtue and Reasonable Nature

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” – Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

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Spring Lovers’ Moon (Haiku)

Spring Lovers’ Moon (Haiku)by Pure Love and Michael Romani Observing nature’s quietLovers embrace after stormSpring’s moon brings its light January 21, 2022 Pure Love and Michael RomaniAll Rights Reserved

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Dedicated To A Half Remembered Lorax

Dedicated To A Half Remembered Loraxby Michael DoyleHats off to Betty WhiteWho although not always rightDid voice for the Sneedville treesAnd against polluting factoriesThere’s something for the glitz that’s not forgotThe importance of trees over parking lotsBeauty there is to … Continue reading

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First Principles: In the Supposed State of Nature, All Men Are Equally Bound By the Laws of Nature, Or To Speak More Properly, the Laws of the Creator

“In the supposed state of nature, all men are equally bound by the laws of nature, or to speak more properly, the laws of the Creator.” – Samuel Adams

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The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fallby Michael DoyleThe harder they fallEither side of the lawIt’s the repeat and callIn the nature of it allSins of the fathers growIn a deeper shade of shadowDarker than the blackest blackIt’s righteousness they lackTwo sides of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Liberty Cannot Be Preserved Without A General Knowledge Among the People

“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to … Continue reading

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On Becoming Truly Human

Based on 1 Corinthians 12: On Becoming Truly Humanby Michael Doyle On becoming human resplendentWe were never meant to be independentBut rather communal in the nature of our beingLiving in a communion of love with all we’re seeing Love is … Continue reading

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First Principles: Government Is Founded Not On Force…(I)t Springs From the Necessities of Our Nature, and Has An Everlasting Foundation In the Unchangeable Will of God

“Government is founded not on force, as was the theory of Hobbes; nor on compact, as was the theory of Locke and of the revolution of 1688; nor on property, as was the assertion of Harrington. It springs from the … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Propriety of A Law, In A Constitutional Light, Must Always Be Determined By the Nature of the Power Upon Which It Is Founded

“The propriety of a law, in a constitutional light, must always be determined by the nature of the powers upon which it is founded.” – Alexander Hamilton (1788)

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