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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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First Principles: The Latent Causes of Faction Are Thus Sown In the Nature of Man

“The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man.” – James Madison (1787)

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Split the Difference

Split the Differenceby Michael DoyleKicking back with my girls on the holidaysSharing life with them in a million waysWhen we happened on a soulful snip of movieWith a lot of heart that played out groovyThere in the middle of a … Continue reading

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First Principles: Natural Liberty Is A Gift of the Beneficent Creator To the Whole Human Race

“The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms and false reasonings is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Judiciary, From the Nature of Its Functions, Will Always Be the Least Dangerous To the Political Rights of the Constitution

“Whoever attentively considers the different departments of power must perceive, that, in a government in which they are separated from each other, the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights … Continue reading

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Covid and the Constitution

Covid and the Constitutionby Michael DoyleVoices arrayed together against an institutionOut of control of the reining in by the ConstitutionChecks and balances swept away along with our rightsStill, we ride forward like beleaguered knightsStay at home orders meant for communicable … Continue reading

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Born In the Dawn

Tales of magic and the quests that invariably accompany these always tug at my soul. Born In the Dawn by Michael Doyle In the mists of time, there is a story Of the sword of power and it’s full glory … Continue reading

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