Tag Archives: Power

WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Juxtaposition

In a curious matter of tested disposition There exists a  maddening juxtaposition That each city finds itself this paradox So few men walk the walk that he talks The poor man has wealth a rich soul While the wealthy struggle … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Purpose of the Legislature Is To Maintain and Secure Our Natural Rights

“Our legislators are not sufficiently apprized of the rightful limits of their power; that their true office is to declare and enforce only our natural rights and duties, and to take none of them from us.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 27: Tarot Under the Law

The challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 27 is/was one that I do not find myself happily doing.  I have no idea what is up with this year’s series of challenges.  But, this one is perhaps the worse ever.  I believe as … Continue reading

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First Principles: No Government Can Restrain Humanity Set Free By Morality and Religion

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.”  – John Adams (1798) .. But GQ thinks you should read smutty fiction instead…    

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 15: Dental Plan

Na/GloPoWriMo Day 15’s challenge is to attempt to take the perspective of a bad or evil character from a positive spin.  I’ve never really thought of something like that as a subject for a poem.  But, hey, why not, right?  … Continue reading

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Lessons In Elijah

Lesss Lessons In Elijah by Michael Romani This world is filled with sin And shattered, broken dreams Tragedy strikes us again and again Tested by the pain; gathering in our screams God called Elijah to his hour An ordinary man … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Power of the People To Establish Government Presupposes the Duty of Individuals To Be Good Citizens

“The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.” – George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796 You may read the entirety of this address … Continue reading

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First Principles: Power Directed Only By Human Wisdom and Benevolence Is Dangerous

“Power in any form … when directed only by human wisdom and benevolence is dangerous.” –John Adams, An Attempt to Land a Bishop in America, 1769 Someone once asked me here if I felt the Founding Fathers did not believe … Continue reading

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First Principles: Love of Power Is Natural and Often Abused

“A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired.” – Alexander Hamilton (1775)      

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Thought For the Day: The Printed Word Prevails Over Bullets

“Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types.” – Georg Brandes, critic and scholar (4 Feb 1842-1927) Force is never the preference over persuasion.       … Continue reading

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