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First Principles: Passion Never Fails To Wrest the Sceptre From Reason

“In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason. … Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.” – Alexander Hamilton, in Federalist … Continue reading

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Wild Romania

It’s the second day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020!   The prompt today is: “to write a poem about a specific place —  a particular house or store or school or office. Try to incorporate concrete details, like street names, distances (“three … Continue reading

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On Becoming A World Power

American history continues as the United States advanced post Civil War into the early 1900s, our strength grew and with it wisely or unwisely we expanded our foreign policy out into the world with all its challenges good and bad. … Continue reading

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First Principles: All of Mankind Are Equally Bound By the Laws of the Creator To Do No Injury To Our Neighbors

“In the supposed state of nature, all men are equally bound by the laws of nature, or to speak more properly, the laws of the Creator. They are imprinted by the finger of God on the heart of man. Thou … Continue reading

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Self Rule Rises

Continuing in a series on American history: Self Rule Rises by Michael Doyle From the High Middle Ages, society had a transformation As Calvin and Luther led the church’s reformation In a faithful take befitting the Bible’s explanation Making these … Continue reading

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Seeing To See

What if God walked among us today?  What if wasn’t if?  He does… Seeing To See by Michael Doyle So that seeing They may not see In the being Of supreme divinity A look into His eyes May bring grace … Continue reading

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Leaving Yesterdays Behind

What matters profit if it has cost your soul? Leaving Yesterdays Behind by Michael Doyle What it is that seems fit Is often enough a matter Devoted entirely to profit All other arguments shatter The implication is clear That neither … Continue reading

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First Principles: Arguing With Persons Lacking Reason Is Like Giving Medicine To the Dead

“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.” – Thomas Paine      

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Thought For the Day: Argument Established By Noise and Command Shows Weakness In Reason

“He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak.” – Michel De Montaigne, essayist (28 Feb 1533-1592)    

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Creativity’s Golden Seed

Coming soon to a mind near yours, the golden opportunity of a lifetime to have reasonable comfort while focusing on writing and photography.  More information soon… let the transition begin… Creativity’s Golden Seed by Michael Romani The problem in its … Continue reading

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