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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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In His Blessing

In His Blessingby Michael DoyleKnowing the path of GodAnd finding in it stillnessIn times, it is so oddThere is a thrill in thisWalking from the darkness into lightInto the daylight from the nightWatching every move madeMy strength of faith will … Continue reading

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First Principles: Where An Excess of Power Prevails, Property of No Sort Is Duly Respected

“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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Together We Will Stand

Together We Will Standby Michael DoyleThere is now in this time of historyA grain going against the orthodoxyThat states that the power rests in populismDespite the modern move against nationalismToday, a certain set wishes our knees to bowAs if to … Continue reading

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A Wolf Keeps Watch

A Wolf Keeps Watchby Michael DoyleLike a wolf into a flock of sheepTheir troubled souls, he would keepFor he was a reformed wolf standing guard against the enemyAnd there were questions of one’s dignityPoints of contention still must be proved … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Our Partnership 09032020

Thoughts On Our Partnership 09032020by Michael DoyleSmiles into your sleeping dreamWaking into our tomorrow’s sceneThe unseen director calls for actionAll moves and words lead to satisfactionKnowing that your heart holds mineWhile mine holds a bit of your sunshineIt’s a beautiful … Continue reading

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Trying To Bottle Up

Trying To Bottle Upby Michael DoyleTrying to bottle up all the troubleStraight talking never ever doubleIs something that is next to impossibleSomething of which I know I’m incapableBut, I would do almost anything To keep you safe from all that … Continue reading

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Giving Love

Love in our fallen world is the calling from our heavenly Father. Giving Love by Michael Doyle Giving love in a world of brokenness Willing and ready in our un-spokenness We would be His hands and feet Giving love patiently … Continue reading

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The Temptation of Wanting Another’s Share

Based in part on Exodus 20:17: The Temptation of Wanting Another’s Share by Michael Doyle It’s hard to be content in comparison Always measuring yourself on what is done By others when your race is your own Only to be … Continue reading

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