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To the New Sunrise

To the New Sunriseby Michael DoyleHand to heart, heart to handI wish only that you understandThat even if it weren’t for all your charmI would never wish to bring you harmWhen and wherever you may goYou take my care beyond … Continue reading

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A Cry for Uvalde

A Cry for Uvaldeby Michael DoyleSomewhere beyond a world of feelingIs the way of knowing healingThese are the times for being an exampleThe differences made will be ampleFighting not with fists but with prayerPeeling back the onion of life, layer … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Conscience Asks the Question, Is It Right?…There Comes A Time When One Must Take A Position That Is Neither Safe, Nor Politic, Nor Popular

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Learning To Not Be Anxious

Learning To Not Be Anxiousby Michael DoyleTossing and turning without sleepFilled with thoughts that won’t keepThis world is filled with complexityEnough to fill our hearts with anxietyThe restlessness of what we must endureFor all these trepidations there is a cureThere … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Comes A Time When One Must Take A Position That Is Neither Safe, Nor Politic, Nor Popular But One Must Take It Because One’s Conscience Tells One That It Is Right

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” Vanity asks the question, “Is it popular?” But, conscience asks the question, “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position … Continue reading

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First Principles: The True Key For the Construction of Everything Doubtful In A Law Is the Intention of the Law-Makers

“The true key for the construction of everything doubtful in a law is the intention of the law-makers. This is most safely gathered from the words, but may be sought also in extraneous circumstances provided they do not contradict the … Continue reading

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The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fallby Michael DoyleThe harder they fallEither side of the lawIt’s the repeat and callIn the nature of it allSins of the fathers growIn a deeper shade of shadowDarker than the blackest blackIt’s righteousness they lackTwo sides of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Where An Excess of Power Prevails, Property of No Sort Is Duly Respected. No Man Is Safe In His Opinions, His Person, His Faculties, or His Possessions

“Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.” – James Madison (1792)

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First Principles: Where the Press Is Free and Every Man Able To Read, All Is Safe

“Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.” – Thomas Jefferson, to Charles Yancey (1816)

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I Wanted To…

I Wanted To…by Michael DoyleI wanted to reach up to the heavensAnd pull down the stars down closeJust so they could shine on youI wanted to be the one who makes lifeSomething beautiful and magicalJust so that you would smileI … Continue reading

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