Tag Archives: Safety

El Shaddai

El Shaddaiby Michael Doyle He is my refuge of my safetyIn how I put my trust in theeKeeping my peace and trustIn He who is always just El Shaddai quietly advancesIn all of life’s circumstancesAll of the world makes us … Continue reading

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First Principles: They That Can Give Up Essential Liberty To Obtain A Little Temporary Safety, Deserve Neither Liberty Nor Safety

“They that can give up Essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

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First Principles: The People Alone Have the Incontestable…Right to Institute Government; and To Reform, Alter, or Totally Change the Same, When Their Protection, Safety, Prosperity and Happiness Require It

“…(T)he people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.” – John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776

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First Principles: They That Can Give Up Essential Liberty To Purchase A Little Temporary Safety, Deserve Neither Liberty Nor Safety

“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin (1759)

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Thought For the Day: The Whole Aim of Practical Politics Is To Keep the Populace Alarmed (and Hence Clamorous To Be Led To Safety) By Menacing It With An Endless Series of Hobgoblins, All of Them Imaginary

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

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First Principles: They Who Can Give Up Essential Liberty To Obtain A Little Temporary Safety Deserve Neither Liberty Nor Safety

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

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First Principles: Government Is Instituted For the Common Good; For the Protections, Safety, Prosperity and Happiness of the People; and Not for Profit, Honor or Private Interest of Any One Man, Family or Class of Men

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an … Continue reading

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Petra Reexamined

Petra Reexaminedby Michael DoyleThere is an ancient city in which Nabataeans dweltThat is more carved than could be thought of as builtThis city of beauty and wonder is a World Heritage siteIt belongs to all of humanity by our noble … Continue reading

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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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First Principles: Abuses of the Press and Media Are So Important To Freedom and Science As to Be Deeply Regrettable As These Tend To Lessen Its Usefulness and To Sap Its Safety

“During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been levelled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and … Continue reading

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