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Covid and the Constitution

Covid and the Constitutionby Michael DoyleVoices arrayed together against an institutionOut of control of the reining in by the ConstitutionChecks and balances swept away along with our rightsStill, we ride forward like beleaguered knightsStay at home orders meant for communicable … Continue reading

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Keeping Our Truth

Keeping Our Truthby Michael DoyleReaching out in my cognitionHoping that my thoughts and perceptionsMight find a little recognitionAnd from that grow some receptionLiving life under another’s definitionPoints in mockery at the deceptionAs we walk this world in disguiseKeeping our truth … Continue reading

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First Principles: One Single Object …Will Merit the Endless Gratitude of the Society: That of Restraining the Judges From Usurping Legislation

“One single object … [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.” – Thomas Jefferson (1825)      

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First Principles: The End of Law Is To Preserve and Enlarge Freedom

“The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.” – John Locke    

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Mind Games Played

Recent developments in science and in a virtual environment I spend some time on has led me to question a few things pertinent to ethical behavior or actually the lack thereof on the part of certain people I have come … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Endless Gratitude of Society Would Be Merited By Restraining Judges From Usurping Legislation

“One single object . . . [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.” – Thomas Jefferson    

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Standard of Gold

There are a lot of reasons to have gratitude toward things learned and passed on through the generations and a lot to be learned and then go on to grow into our own future.  This is a sixth poem in … Continue reading

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First Principles: One Great Object of the Constitution Was To Restrain Majorities From Oppressing Minorities or Encroaching On Their Just Rights

“One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.” – James K. Polk    

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First Principles: The End of Law Is Not To Abolish Or Restrain, But, To Preserve and Enlarge Freedom

“The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.” – John Locke   … Continue reading

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First Principles: The End of Law Is To Preserve and Enlarge Freedom

“The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom.”  – John Locke        

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