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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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Split the Difference

Split the Differenceby Michael DoyleKicking back with my girls on the holidaysSharing life with them in a million waysWhen we happened on a soulful snip of movieWith a lot of heart that played out groovyThere in the middle of a … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Present Constitution Is the Standard To Which We Are To Cling…Rejecting All Changes But Through the Channel Itself Provides For Amendments

“The present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes — rejecting all changes but through the channel itself provides for amendments.” – Alexander Hamilton (1802)

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Thought For the Day: No Danger Flowing From Speech Can Be Deemed Clear and Present Unless the Incidence of the Evil Apprehended Is So Imminent That It May Befall Before There Is An Opportunity For Full Discussion

 “No danger flowing from speech can be deemed clear and present unless the incidence of the evil apprehended is so imminent that it may befall before there is an opportunity for full discussion. Only an emergency can justify repression.” – … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Every Citizen Remember At the Moment He Is Offering His Vote 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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Halloween: Daughters of Salem

Daughters of Salemby Michael DoyleIn the misted realm of nightmaresBeyond the screens of our daily careThe daughters of Salem tossIn their graveyards of the crooked crossHidden tears masked by blood stainsThat cannot wash away with the cold rainsIs the fear … Continue reading

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Guess It Goes Without Saying

A poem from a free verse workshop that I am attending tonight: Guess It Goes Without Saying by Michael Doyle I guess it goes without saying In this crazy life we’re playing That You can’t have the light Without the … Continue reading

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