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Tech Resistance

Tech Resistanceby Michael DoyleTechnology seems to hate meI know it by its glowLike a worn button toggledThe Hell of it begins to showMachines and things are against usI know this for certain, just becauseSome may say life is getting easierI … Continue reading

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First Principles: Of All the Dispositions and Habits Which Lead to Political Prosperity, Religion and Morality Are Indispensable Supports

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensible supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness — these … Continue reading

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First Principles: Of All the Dispositions and Habits Which Lead To Political Prosperity, Religion and Morality Are Indispensable Supports

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensible supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness — these … Continue reading

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Lessons From Tristan and Isolde

Lessons From Tristan and Isoldeby Michael DoyleLove has been the subject of great mysteryThroughout all of mankind’s fabled historySometimes life’s lessons have become legendaryFrom Shakespeare to the Athenian tragedyIt’s true what a thing it is, this fine messThat mortals confess … Continue reading

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A Republic To Be Kept

A Republic To Be Keptby Michael DoyleStart then as it were with a nameWhat we will call out as informationThen like chess parts to the gameWe provide definition in affirmationWhat does this take in its inflectionTo voice what it is … Continue reading

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The Hubris of Reputation

The Hubris of Reputationby Michael DoylePreferring victory over reconciliationThere lies that hint of absurd fascinationWith that hubris born from sheer arroganceThat forgets that excessive pride lacks eloquenceBelieving humanity cannot do any moreThan God or the gods ever meant us forAjax’s … Continue reading

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First Principles: Democracy Will Soon Degenerate Into An Anarchy, Such An Anarchy That Every Man Will Do What is Right In His Own Own Eyes

“[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these … Continue reading

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First Principles: If We Desire To Avoid Insult, We Must Be Able To Repel It

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is A Rank Due to the United States, Among Nations, Which Will Be Withheld, If Not Absolutely Lost, By the Reputation of Weakness

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness.” – George Washington (1793)

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First Principles: Character Is Like A Tree and Reputation Like A Shadow. The Shadow Is What We Think of It; the Tree Is the Real Thing

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

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