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Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant

Well Done, Good and Faithful Servantby Michael DoyleFinding peace in the house of the LordHaving finally put away ways of the swordTime spent pursuing the Godly thingsAnd the blessings this bringsEach of us giving talents and giftsHealing the wounds and … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Republican Is the Only Form of Government Which Is Not Eternally At Open Or Secret War With the Rights of Mankind

“The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.” – Thomas Jefferson (1790)

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What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story?by Michael DoyleTell me, please, of the gloryThat opens up your storyLeaving behind the ninety-nineFor the inheritance that is mineDoing that riotous livingNeeding more than a little forgivingFeeling more than unworthyBrother, you are no lesser than meAt least, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Slavery Is Such An Atrocious Debasement of Human Nature, That Its Very Extirpation, If Not Performed With Solicitous Care, May Sometimes Open A Source of Serious Evils

“Slavery is such an atrocious debasement of human nature, that its very extirpation, if not performed with solicitous care, may sometimes open a source of serious evils.” – Benjamin Franklin (1789)

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First Principles: Slavery Is Such An Atrocious Debasement of Human Nature, That Its Very Extirpation, If Not Performed With Solicitous Care, May Sometimes Open A Source of Serious Evils

“Slavery is such an atrocious debasement of human nature, that its very extirpation, if not performed with solicitous care, may sometimes open a source of serious evils.” -Benjamin Franklin (1789)

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Thought For the Day: To Truly Love We Must Learn To Mix Various Ingredients – Care, Affection, Recognition, Respect, Commitment, and Trust, As Well As Honest and Open Communication

“To truly love we must learn to mix various ingredients – care, affection, recognition, respect, commitment, and trust, as well as honest and open communication.” – Bell Hooks

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Lies For Truth

Lies For Truthby Michael DoyleThere’s a lot of people mistakingThe Devil’s lies for the truthIt’s an easy road to heartbreakEspecially, in our bolder youthChasing at golden bits of hilarityWith blinders on as we strain to seeSeeking after just a little … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: I Wish We Could Put Up Some of the Christmas Spirit In Jars and Open A Jar of It Every Month

“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.”– Harlan Miller

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Halloween: Daughters of Salem

Daughters of Salemby Michael DoyleIn the misted realm of nightmaresBeyond the screens of our daily careThe daughters of Salem tossIn their graveyards of the crooked crossHidden tears masked by blood stainsThat cannot wash away with the cold rainsIs the fear … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Republican Is the Only Form of Government Which Is Not Eternally At Open Or Secret War With the Rights of Mankind

“The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William Hunter, 1790

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