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First Principles: Nothing Is More Certain Than That A General Profligacy and Corruption of Manners Make A People Ripe For Destruction

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Offer Nothing More Than Simple Facts, Plain Arguments, and Common Sense

“I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense.” Thomas Paine, in Common Sense

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Na/GloPoWriMo #3: Words That Sound Good

Words That Sound Goodby Michael DoyleThere is a bit of something That is eloquently rapped into nothingThat there are words that just sound goodAnd go together well like they shouldIt’s a bit of the simplicity That is found inside the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Nothing Is Less Productive Than To Make More Efficient What Should Not Be Done At All

“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker (1909-2005)

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Carnival of Ordinary Love

Carnival of Ordinary Loveby Michael DoyleI guess you could say That I’m nothing extraordinaryThat my life has been livedLike a carnival of the ordinaryAlways keeping my eye on the prizeThat had yet to be wonA life lived with no alibisUntil … Continue reading

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The Death Head of Night

The Death Head of Nightby Michael DoyleThere in the darkest of the 20th CenturyWere pages to learn from in our historySuch evil as was darker than the nightWhere our traditions still bring us lightNo matter what the king tells usTruth … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: An Election Is Nothing More Than the Advanced Auction of Stolen Goods

 “An election is nothing more than the advanced auction of stolen goods.” – Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

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Some Times We Can Wait No Longer

Some Times We Can Wait No Longerby Michael DoyleSocrates and Jesus took their last breathsAs each of these were put to their deathsAccused and tried for treason and blasphemyAnd in corrupting the young by truth’s divinityThe noble search and allegiance … Continue reading

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To Feel Again

To Feel Againby Michael DoyleI admire people who are unafraid to feelWho know the danger and yet keep it realIt is scary to feel that compulsive somethingBut it beats the feeling of nothingAs life hands us our challenging handA fate … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Man Who Has Nothing For Which He Is Willing To Fight, Nothing Which Is More Important Than His Own Personal Safety, Is A Miserable Creature and Has No Chance of Being Free Unless Made and Kept So By the Exertions of Better Men

“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is … Continue reading

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