Tag Archives: Power

Thought For the Day: On Organizational Leadership

Five Characteristics That Define An Outstanding Leader: There are more than five characteristics that define what makes an outstanding leader.  Of the many that do, some of the most valuable include continued growth throughout career and life; purpose and passion … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Tyranny of the Many Would Be When One Body Takes Over the Rights of Others, and Then Exercises Its Power To Change the Laws In Its Favor

“The tyranny of the many would be when one body takes over the rights of others, and then exercises its power to change the laws in its favor.” – Voltaire (1694-1778)

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First Principles: The Legislative Department Is Everywhere Extending the Sphere of Its Activity and Drawing All Power Into Its Impetuous Vortex

“The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.” – James Madison (1788)

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First Principles: Wherever Law Ends, Tyranny Begins

“The difference betwixt a king and a tyrant to consist only in this, that one makes the laws the bounds of his power, and the good of the public, the end of government; the other makes all give way to … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Governments Have Ever Been Known To Hold A High Hand Over the Education of the People

“Governments have ever been known to hold a high hand over the education of the people. They know, better than anyone else, that their power is based almost entirely on the school. Hence, they monopolize it more and more.” – … Continue reading

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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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