Tag Archives: Necessary

Idylls of the Progressive Age

Continuing in this look at American History. Idylls of the Progressive Age by Michael Doyle Theodore Roosevelt rose to the presidency Upon the assassination of William McKinley A cowboy rode into the White House that day Formidable and enthusiastic in … Continue reading

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An Expectancy of Government

A continuing look at American history: An Expectancy of Government by Michael Doyle Approaches as it had been in hesitancy No gave the Constitution great expectancy As a blue print for what had been built To house a people in … Continue reading

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A Federation Begins

In the formation of the American Constitution, the world’s political  republican theory took a leap into reality despite some downsides. A Federation Begins by Michael Doyle The extending of institutionalized slavery Remains a bleak mark in American history Kicking the … Continue reading

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Finding Our Time In Waiting

Based in part on Philippians 2:13: Finding Our Time In Waiting by Michael Doyle Patience in waiting is hard to do I wonder if it’s the same for you Yet, waiting reminds us of our need For God as the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Preach the Gospel Always; When Necessary Use Words

“Preach the Gospel always; when necessary use words” – St Francis Assisi    

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First Principles: The President Shall From Time To Time Give To the Congress Information of the State of the Union

“He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” – U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 3    

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First Principles: The First Maxim of Those Who Love Liberty Is To Never Grant Rulers An Atom of Power That Is Not Indispensably Necessary

“The first maxim of a man who loves liberty, should be never to grant to rulers an atom of power that is not most clearly and indispensably necessary for the safety and well being of society.” – Richard Henry Lee   … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Absolutely Necessary That the President Should Have the Power of Removing His Subordinates From Office

“I think it absolutely necessary that the President should have the power of removing his subordinates from office; it will make him, in a peculiar manner, responsible for their conduct, and subject him to impeachment himself, if he suffers them … Continue reading

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First Principles: Religion, Morality and Knowledge Are Necessary To Good Government and the Happiness of Mankind

“Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.” – Mananasseh Cutler, in Article III of the Northwest Ordinance    

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First Principles: We Have More Machinery of Government Than Is Necessary and Too Many Parasites Living On the Labor of the Industrious

“I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.” – Thomas Jefferson    

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