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First Principles: Laws Are Made For Men of Ordinary Understanding and Should Be Construed By Ordinary Rules of Common Sense

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at … Continue reading

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First Principles: Mankind Must Be Governed By God Or They Will Be Ruled By Tyrants

“Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.” – William Penn    

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Rules of the Beast II

A poetic retelling of Dracula continues…. Rules of the Beast II by Michael Romani Fresh blood can be so invigorating As the new day’s path is exhilarating Ghostly mirages are fleeting in sight Proofs of things that fill the night … Continue reading

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Mutts Rule

Today is one of two days a year that are celebrated since 2005 as National Mutt Day. http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/national-mutt-day/ Today just happens to be just before giving Tuesday.. if the spirit moves ya… there is a website for the national ASPCA … Continue reading

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First Principles: We, The People, Elect Leaders Not To Rule But To Serve

“We the people, elect leaders not to rule but to serve.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower    

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First Principles: A Supreme Being Rules Mankind’s Affairs Whose Goodness and Mercy Follow the American People

“I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek … Continue reading

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First Principles: Before A Standing Army Can Rule, The People Must Be Disarmed

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe.” – Noah Webster (1787) Clearly, the intention of the Founders was that the People’s arms capacity should at a minimum … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Disinterest In the Affairs of Our Government Dooms Us To Liver Under the Rule of Fools

“If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.” – Plato    

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First Principles: The Governing Maxim In Interpreting the Law Is To Discover the Meaning of Those Who Made It

“The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is, to discover the meaning of those, who made it. The first rule, subservient to the principle of the governing maxim, is, to discover what the law was, before … Continue reading

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A Pillow’s Talk of Things

The ninth day of Na/GloPoWriMo is based on the lists found in Sei Shonagon’ s The Pillow Talk.  As the hour has grown later than I had hoped and only just recently finished a show along with a late dinner and … Continue reading

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