Tag Archives: Politics

Thought For the Day: Politics Has Little Love of Truth and Accurate Reasoning

“The political spirit is the great force in throwing the love of truth and accurate reasoning into a secondary place.”  – John Viscount Morley (1838-1923)      

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Globalization and Its Discontents

There is a struggle going on between those who seek to dominate the world under what started as the seemingly benign polices of globalization and those of us who get the need to foster cooperation but remain patriotic to our … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The First Law of Economics Is Scarcity; The First Law of Politics Is To Disregard This

“The first lesson of economics is scarcity:  There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it.  The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” – Thomas Sowell    

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Thought For the Day: The Penalty In Failing To Participate In Politics Is Governance By Inferiors

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics 
is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” – Plato    

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First Principles: All Should Be Given Equal and Exact Justice Under the Rule of Law

“Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)        

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First Principles: We Should Trust In God Not Political Manipulation

“Their arts may be more dangerous than their arms. Let us then renounce all treaty with them upon any score but that of total separation, and under God trust our cause to our swords.” – Samuel Adams (1776)    

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Thought For the Day: Politics Is Often the Art of Promising the Poor and the Rich Protection From Each 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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Chinese Shelf Help

Some say that the change in Chinese away from satire and critique is just the chase of the almighty dollar.  That seems a deficit explanation given the official statements by the Chinese government.  I am no expert.  But, this poem … Continue reading

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Dancer’s Guillotine

Dancer’s Guillotine by Michael Romani It’s a denunciation of distinction A singularity calling out its fascination The deepest feeling, reeling in my heart The point from which surrealism departs This world is a chaotic scene of violence Shown to you … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Wise Leader Follows Sound Advice

“A prince who is not wise himself will never take good advice.” – Niccolo Machiavelli, political philosopher and author (3 May 1469-1527)          

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