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Thought For the Day: Change Is the Law of Life, and Those Who Look Only To the Past and Present Are Certain To Miss the Future

 “Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past and present are certain to miss the future” – John F. Kennedy

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On Mother’s Day 2022

On Mother’s Day 2022by Michael DoyleWe’re here in celebration of no otherThan the holy names of our mothersAt this time of blessed worshipWe raise up this sacred relationshipLet’s bring it in intimate conversationShared love in its happy intimationGiven the power … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Present Constitution Is the Standard To Which We Are To Cling. Under Its Banners, Bona Fide Must We Combat Our Political Foes

“The present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes.” – Alexander Hamilton (1802)

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Thought For the Day: The Objector and the Rebel Who Raises His Voice Against What He Believes To Be the Injustice of the Present and the Wrongs of the Past Is the One Who Hunches the World Along

“The objector and the rebel who raises his voice against what he believes to be the injustice of the present and the wrongs of the past is the one who hunches the world along.” – Clarence Darrow, lawyer and author … Continue reading

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Blown Smoke

Blown Smokeby Michael DoyleBlown smoke seen through a windowThe feel of doubt, imprinted on her shadowThe detective watches the young widowLooking for clues, he might recognize and knowHe thinks back on days of reverieThat are no longer more than memoryShivering … Continue reading

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A Brodsky View of the Pandemic

A Brodsky View of the Pandemicby Michael DoyleShow trial advances without stayCharges pressed without any delayThe time arrives to dispense all playIn a fluke filled with fearsCame the nice as if to cheersThat would repeat themselves through yearsQuickly then comes … Continue reading

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The Problem of Pride

The Problem of Prideby Michael DoyleEasily knownPride is the diseaseWe’ve seen this and it showsPutting us all ill at easeSeen in others, we forgetAll of those thingsWe struggle and yet we forgetAll the troubles, living bringsSeemingly standing positiveBut we think … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Each Citizen Remember At the Moment He Is Offering His Vote That He Is Not Making A Present Or A Compliment To Please An Individual…But That He Is Executing One Of the Most Solemn Trusts In Human Society

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: America Is Not A Racist Country. It’s Backwards To Fight Discrimination With Different Types of Discrimination

“Hear me clearly. America is not a racist country. It’s backwards to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination, and it’s wrong to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.” – Senator Tim Scott (South … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Present Constitution Is the Standard To Which We Are To Cling. Under Its Banners, Bona Fide Must We Combat Our Political Foes

“The present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes.” – Alexander Hamilton (1802)

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