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First Principles: We Have Therefore To Resolve To Conquer or Die… Let Us Therefore Rely Upon the Goodness of the Cause, and the Aid of the Supreme Being, In Whose Hands Victory Is

“We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die. … Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and … Continue reading

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I Need You To Fight

I Need You To Fightby Michael DoyleI’ve never had great answersTo life’s deeper questionsLike what is the meaning or how to cure cancersBut, I can say without hesitationThat I have meant to do goodTo do the best that I have … Continue reading

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A Tale of Christmas In Two Parts

A Tale of Christmas In Two Parts (Republished for 2020)by Michael Doyle aka Michael Romani I. I have heard it saidThat you can eat ’til you’re fullAnd it’s still not enoughThe excuse to be given“But, it’s Christmas…”And one really shouldn’t … Continue reading

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First Principles: Whenever the People Are Well-Informed, They Can Be Trusted With Their Own Government; That, Whenever Things Get So Far Wrong As To Attract Their Notice, They May Be Relied On To Set Them Right

“Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that, whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them right.” – Thomas Jefferson    

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A House Divided

The worse war America has ever fought was the war against ourselves, the American Civil War. A House Divided by Michael Doyle Lincoln’s inaugural was an attempt at reconciliation The mystic chords of memory were bonds of affection The siege … Continue reading

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First Principles: A People Intent To Be Free Must Be Prepared To Fight For It Themselves

“A people who mean to be free must be prepared to meet danger in person, and not rely upon the fallacious protection of armies.” – Edmund Randolph    

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Hope Over Fear

Based in part on 2 Peter 1:4: Hope Over Fear by Michael Romani Precious promises hold the key To the divine nature in you and me Each of these bringing comfort to our souls And in our worse moments, these … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Us Rely On the Goodness of Our Causes and the Aid of God

“Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions.” – George Washington, in his General Orders (1776) … Continue reading

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