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First Principles: The Liberty of the Press Is Essential To the Security of the State

“The liberty of the press is essential to the security of the state.“ – John Adams

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First Principles: Where the Press Is Free and Every Man Able To Read, All Is Safe

“Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.” – Thomas Jefferson, to Charles Yancey (1816)

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Thought For the Day: The Press Loses Its Way When It Cares More About Who Benefits From Information Than Whether It’s True

“The whole point is that the press loses its way when it cares more about who benefits from information than whether it’s true.” – Matt Taibbi

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First Principles: Abuses of the Press and Media Are So Important To Freedom and Science As to Be Deeply Regrettable As These Tend To Lessen Its Usefulness and To Sap Its Safety

“During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been levelled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and … Continue reading

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The Tales Told

The Tales Toldby Michael DoyleThe seventh son of the seventh sonKnows he has no choice but to be the oneWho in accord with ancient prophecyMust rise above to embrace his legacyThe tales told are things quite legendaryPressing him to greatness … Continue reading

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Disinfected Press Briefing

The 27th day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020, has the optional prompt of writing a poetic review of something not often reviewed.   Disinfected Press Briefing by Michael Doyle Even though there by sincere invitation Very few of them had whatsoever any … Continue reading

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First Principles: Oppressors Can Only Tyrannize When They Achieve A Standing Army, An Enslaved Press and A Disarmed Populace

“Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.” – James Madison      

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To Find Happiness

I think maybe a bit dour… To Find Happiness by Michael Romani I have been fighting to survive From the day I was born Struggling just to stay alive To find happiness and not be forlorn I have walked each … Continue reading

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First Principles: Liberty of Conscience In All Just Things Makes It Impossible That Government Will Degenerate Into Tyranny

“Of the liberty of conscience in matters of religious faith, of speech and of the press; of the trial by jury of the vicinage in civil and criminal cases; of the benefit of the writ of habeas corpus; of the … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Press Is Impotent When It Abandons Itself To Falsehood

“But the fact being once established, that the press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood, I leave to others to restore it to its strength, by recalling it within the pale of truth.”  – Thomas Jefferson (1805)   … Continue reading

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