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Beauty Is Truth, Truth Beauty, – That Is All

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty, – that is all. “ – John Keats, Ode On A Grecian Urn (1819)

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Thought For the Day: Every Reform, However Necessary, Will By Weak Minds Be Carried To An Excess, That Itself Will Need Reforming

“Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

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First Principles: Only A Virtuous People Are Capable of Freedom. As Nations Become Corrupt and Vicious, They Have More Need of Masters

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” – Benjamin Franklin

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First Principles: It Is Error Alone That Needs the Support of Government. Truth Can Stand By Itself.

“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors?” —Thomas Jefferson (1781)

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Life Out of Balance

Life Out of Balanceby Michael DoyleThe specter of death springs forth with its talonsAs we seek to live lives far too far out balanceCertain as we can be with any semblance of certitudeThat we are striving to have just the … Continue reading

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Turning the Impossible

Turning the Impossibleby Michael DoyleIn all of our daysLet us lift our voices in praiseLike the Lion of JudahRaises our valleysAnd lowers our mountainsGaining vantage that we might seeTurning our impossibleInto all our needed miraclesWith the faith of a mustard … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Great Deal of Intelligence Can Be Invested In Ignorance When the Need for Illusion Is Deep

“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.” – Saul Bellow, writer, Nobel laureate (10 Jun 1915-2005

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Thought For the Day: Now More Than Ever, We Need To Embrace the Family As the Central Unit of Our Society. Restoration of the Family Is At the Core of Restoring the American Dream

“Now more than ever, we need to embrace the family as the central unit of our society. Restoration of the family is at the core of restoring the American Dream for everyone.” – former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

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Room Read

Room Readby Michael DoyleIt’s hard to make a room readEspecially when I’m the hero no one needsBut there’s something to be saidFor all the nonsense that we’re fedNobody is that special anymoreI wonder if we ever were even beforeNo one … Continue reading

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The Slow Crawl

The Slow Crawlby Michael DoylePushing past the slow crawl of another dayEdged to darkness and I begin to prayTo a god that I feel unsure ofBut who has a sense of humor disguised as loveDeath is a way out of … Continue reading

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