Tag Archives: Ourselves

Wounds Let In the Light

Wounds Let In the Lightby Michael DoyleThey say our wounds let in the lightI don’t know if it’s by experience or second lightBut something about this notion is wound tightAnd from what I have seen, perhaps they’re rightThe worst wound … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Should Be Unfaithful To Ourselves If We Should Ever Lose Sight of the Danger To Our Liberties, If Anything Partial…Should Infect the Purity of Our Free…Elections

“We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” – John Adams (1797)

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First Principles: We Should Be Unfaithful To Ourselves If We Should Ever Lose Sight of the Danger To Our Liberties If Anything Partial…Infect the Purity of Our Free…Elections

“We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” – John Adams (1797)

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Thought For the Day: Whenever Government Assumes To Deliver Us From the Trouble of Thinking For Ourselves, the Only Consequence It Produces Are Those of Torpor and Imbecility

“Whenever government assumes to deliver us from the trouble of thinking for ourselves, the only consequences it produces are those of torpor and imbecility.” -William Godwin (1756-1836)

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Shoreline Levee Abstraction

Shoreline Levee Abstractionby Michael DoyleWithout the world’s imposed inhibitionsYou find life without so many limitationsWaiting for you below the surface, we keepThe sands of time as these start to seepPouring through our hands as these flowIs a new depth for … Continue reading

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Righting My Wrong Direction

A little something from my notes taken during yesterday’s sermon: Righting My Wrong Direction by Michael Doyle No longer living in the wrong direction I’m seeking God’s love and true connection Returning the fullness of love that God has given … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Contest Is Not Only Whether We…Shall Be Free, But Whether There Shall Be Left To Mankind An Asylum On Earth For Civil and Religious Liberty

“Courage, then, my countrymen, our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.” – Samuel Adams, in Speech at the State … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: This Is the Issue of This Election: Whether We Believe In Our Capacity For Self-Government

“It’s time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, ‘We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government.’ This idea that government was beholden to … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Discover Our Greatness When We Find Ourselves In A Situation Bigger Than We Are and We Manage To Grow and Become Bigger Than the Situation

“We discover our greatness when we find ourselves in a situation bigger than we are and we manage to grow and become bigger than the situation.” – Luigina Sgarro    

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First Principles: We Have Staked the Future of All Our Political Constitutions On the Capacity of Ourselves To Act According to the Moral Principles of the Ten Commandments of God

“We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according … Continue reading

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