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First Principles: Republics Are Created By the Virtue, Public Spirit and Intelligence of the Citizens

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Answer Is…To Teach Ourselves To Comprehend Each Person, Not As A Symbol of A Group, But As A Unique and Special Individual Within A Common Context of Shared Humanity

“The answer is to go deeper than race, deeper than wealth, deeper than ethnic identity, deeper than gender. To teach ourselves to comprehend each person, not as a symbol of a group, but as a unique and special individual within a … Continue reading

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First Principles: Abuses of the Press and Media Are So Important To Freedom and Science As to Be Deeply Regrettable As These Tend To Lessen Its Usefulness and To Sap Its Safety

“During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been levelled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and … Continue reading

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In the Providence of Seneca

In the Providence of Senecaby Michael DoyleIn the age of ancient tyrannyWhen Rome had lost its libertyEven a good man might compromiseFor the partial good seen in his eyesThough at times, it took its tollTo hide his better angels in … Continue reading

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Nourishing the Spirit

Based in part on Matthew 5:6: Nourishing the Spirit by Michael Doyle Blessed are those who hunger and thirst Putting the ways of righteousness first Sustained as these are in their every day Effected as we are; moving out of … Continue reading

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A Godly Mother

Based in part on 2 Timothy 1:1-7 and, of course, thoughts on Mother’s Day: A Godly Mother by Michael Doyle Without any sense of shy timidity God speaks through Second Timothy That which we’d do well to recognize Every mother … Continue reading

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Consent of the Governed

Continuing in a series of poems about the establishment of our republican form of government and life under the rule of law as set out in our constitution: Consent of the Governed by Michael Doyle The standards are set by … Continue reading

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Making Pictures

Probably the most important part of photography beyond having a camera and then taking photos as you luck into photos that just innately make sense to you as you click and shoot is how to compose those photos into that … Continue reading

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An Easter Of Empty Churches

What an odd sort of Easter wasn’t it?  But perhaps a lesson to be learned… An Easter of Empty Churches by Michael Doyle April of 2019, Notre-Dame was burning And in this, we were surprised and learning That there would … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Cleanliness and Order Are Matters of Education and Must Be Cultivated

“Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.” – Benjamin Disraeli      

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