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First Principles: The First Maxim of Those Who Love Liberty Is To Never Grant Rulers An Atom of Power That Is Not Indispensably Necessary

“The first maxim of a man who loves liberty, should be never to grant to rulers an atom of power that is not most clearly and indispensably necessary for the safety and well being of society.” – Richard Henry Lee   … Continue reading

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First Principles: Act Worthy of Yourselves

“Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Future of America Not On the Power of Government, but, On Governing Ourselves In Accordance to the Ten Commandments

“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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The Healing Acceptance of Self

A poem of humility and gratitude # 12: The Healing Acceptance of Self by Michael Romani With gratitude, I accept myself No longer looking for answers from a shelf But, seeking instead to find peace from within Behind that wall … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Kindness

In a world where so much can be had, perhaps the one thing we might best give to others and ourselves is intentional kindnesses. Thoughts On Kindness by Michael Romani With loving thoughts and gratitude I embrace the world with … Continue reading

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First Principles: Public Information Should Be Provided To the People To Keep Them Capable of Determining Their Own Destiny

“When information which properly belongs to the public is systematically withheld by those in power, the people soon become ignorant of their own affairs, distrustful of those who manage them, and — eventually — incapable of determining their own destinies.” … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Do Not Underestimate the Power of Kindness To Turn A Life Around

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia   … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Must Never Be A Separation of Religious Values From the Lives of Public Servants

“We need to remember that the separation of church and state must never mean the separation of religious values from the lives of public servants. . . If we who serve free men today are to differ from the tyrants … Continue reading

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A Humble Path Past Conflict

Part of living a life with more gratitude might include less fight and conflict and greater humility.  Poem #2 for this season of thankfulness: A Humble Path Past Conflict by Michael Romani With gratitude not as demanding Toward the God … Continue reading

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Taken Path

Halloween Poem #22: Taken Path by Michael Romani Even we who make our own heaven and hell Cannot evade that most singular of details That the chosen Wolf of God is our prophecy A singular enemy that is our owned … Continue reading

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