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Carnival of Ordinary Love

Carnival of Ordinary Loveby Michael DoyleI guess you could say That I’m nothing extraordinaryThat my life has been livedLike a carnival of the ordinaryAlways keeping my eye on the prizeThat had yet to be wonA life lived with no alibisUntil … Continue reading

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In His Blessing

In His Blessingby Michael DoyleKnowing the path of GodAnd finding in it stillnessIn times, it is so oddThere is a thrill in thisWalking from the darkness into lightInto the daylight from the nightWatching every move madeMy strength of faith will … Continue reading

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First Principles: Where An Excess of Power Prevails, Property of No Sort Is Duly Respected

“Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.” – James Madison (1792)

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The Greater the Miracles

The Greater the Miraclesby Michael DoyleReligion it seems is love’s emotionPersonified and adhered to with devotionFor a person who lives life without reasonHas committed the most personal of treasonsIn the Grand Inquisitor we find rarified poetryIn which passions are taken … Continue reading

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From the Perspective of the Rus

From the Perspective of the Rusby Michael DoyleStanding on the shoulders of wisdomBy each step we build separate kingdomsThe Brothers Karamazov built on a grain of wheatThat life comes from death and death is not defeatAll the suffering that we … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Preservation of Freedom Is the Protective Reason For Limiting and Decentralizing Governmental Power

“The preservation of freedom is the protective reason for limiting and decentralizing governmental power. But there is also a constructive reason. The great advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science or in literature, in industry or agriculture, … Continue reading

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Together We Will Stand

Together We Will Standby Michael DoyleThere is now in this time of historyA grain going against the orthodoxyThat states that the power rests in populismDespite the modern move against nationalismToday, a certain set wishes our knees to bowAs if to … Continue reading

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On Autumnal Equinox 2020 – Happy First Day Of Autumn

On Autumnal Equinox 2020by Michael DoyleThe world speaks of falling backThe world thinks on falling backYet, it is that as Fall comes to lockWe enter our Southward EquinoxThe Sun has shifts its celestial destinationNo longer balanced in the Libra constellationIt … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Must Never Be Forgotten That the Liberties of the People Are Not So Safe Under the Gracious Manner of Government As By the Limitation of Power

“It must never be forgotten…that the liberties of the people are not so safe under the gracious manner of government as by the limitation of power.” – Richard Henry Lee

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Thought For the Day: Unlimited Power Is Apt To Corrupt the Minds of Those Who Possess It

 “Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.” – William Pitt Sr. (1708-1778)

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