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Open Declaration

Open Declarationby Michael DoyleThe cross is not a decorationIt is an open declarationOf how much love the Father bringsThese are the lessons of the hymns we singLooking carefully at all that we seeWhat brings happiness, what brings misery?Staring out bored … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is Not A Man Living Who Wishes More Sincerely Than I DO, To See A Plan Adopted For the Abolition of Slavery

“There is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of [slavery].”  – George Washington (1786) When you hear the nonsense spouted by the 1619 Project or any of … Continue reading

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Back In ’81

Back In ’81by Michael DoyleDo you rememberBack in ’81It had all been doneLighting our bootsWith low grade gasolineTo ignite the sparkAnd let it burnThe show is the showWith jagged rhythmsAnd the leads that flowWe didn’t knowDidn’t knowGot to let it … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is Religion and Morality Alone, Which Can Establish the Principles Upon Which Freedom Can Securely Stand

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. … Statesmen may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand. The only foundation … Continue reading

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The Difference

The Differenceby Michael DoyleThe difference betweenA man and a kingIs that a kingCan face what the future will bringFor all of the goodnessAnd all of the sorrowThrough all of the madnessThat may come tomorrowAnd still, he stands in tallnessTo the … Continue reading

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First Principles: When We Are Planning For Posterity, We Ought To Remember That Virtue Is Not Hereditary

“When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.” – Thomas Paine (1776)

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First Principles: When We Are Planning For Posterity, We Ought To Remember That Virtue Is Not Hereditary

“When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.” – Thomas Paine (1776)

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First Principles: When We Are Planning For Posterity, We Ought To Remember That Virtue Is Not Hereditary

“When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.” – Thomas Paine (1776)

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For God So Loved the World

For God So Loved the Worldby Michael DoyleSpeaking across the latitude of agesComes the noble language of sagesTouching each soul as each an individualComprehended as fully as we are capableEternal questions fill up our needAs we learn and grow as … 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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