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Thought For the Day: Politics Is the Gentle Art of Getting Votes From the Poor and Campaign Funds From the Rich, By Promising To Protect Each From the Other

“Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.”- Oscar Ameringer (1870-1943)

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Eudaimonia

Eudaimoniaby Michael DoyleAs a matter of virtue and philosophical inquiryAristotle unveiled many a treasured mysterySetting eudaimonia as the telos of human lifeTranslated toward peace and against strifeInvestigations into the dream of pure reasonTurning the colors of each passing seasonThe functionality … Continue reading

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On the Tipping Point of Stupid

On the Tipping Point of Stupidby Michael DoyleOf all the thoughts on thought contributedThere it is on the tipping point of stupidThe calling of names that should bring shameYet, there it is in politics as if a gameSpeaking of trickle … Continue reading

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The Problem With Social Justice

The Problem With Social Justiceby Michael DoyleLook at this street full of foolsWho believe that they are heaven sentThey act just like a bunch of toolsYelling at others that they need to repentEach thinking themselves true activistsUrging the rest of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Politics, As A Practice, Whatever Its Professions, Has Always Been the Systematic Organization of Hatreds

“Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.” – Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)

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A Desecration

A Desecrationby Michael DoylePolitics take a backseat to the ConstitutionYet some do not like this resolutionBut that doesn’t make it a wrongIt’s the restoration of where law belongsThere is a value that matters to all of lifeWhere we save the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Politics Is War Without Bloodshed While War Is Politics With Bloodshed

“Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.” – Mao Tse-Tung (1893-1976)

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The Geometry of Divine Form

The Geometry of Divine Formby Michael DoyleEveryone it seems makes their mistakesBut is is the what we do with the heartbreaksThat makes all of the most meaningful differenceA life well lived holds this with reverenceSuch is the same even of … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Never Considered A Difference of Opinion In Politics, In Religion, In Philosophy, As Cause For Withdrawing From A Friend

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson

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Thought For the Day: Politics Is Fluid, Elections Are Multitudinous, and Voter Behavior Is Often Too Complicated and Subtle To Be Reduced To Group Identity

“Politics is fluid, elections are multitudinous, and voter behavior is often too complicated and subtle to be reduced to group identity. Ethnicity doesn’t determine elections — ideas do. And as Democrats have been realizing to their chagrin, the ideas embodied … Continue reading

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