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First Principles: The Right To Freedom Being A Gift of God…May Be Best Understood By…Studying the New Testament

“The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave… These may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institutes of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Freedom Is A Gift From God and Not To Be Alienated By Mankind and Voluntarily Become A Slave

“If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the … Continue reading

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Antebellum Blues

It’s true that there’s a lot more to the Southern side of the story than I’ll cover in this poem.  But, with respect to American history, I would be amiss if I failed to cover this. Antebellum Blues by Michael … Continue reading

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Betrayed With A Kiss

Halloween Poem #6 – Once you’re under evil’s dominion, it doesn’t matter how you got there.  Does it? Betrayed With A Kiss by Michael Romani With a kiss, we turned the key Sinking deep into your debauchery It’s certain I … Continue reading

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An Obsession of Shadow

The challenge for the 13th day of Na/GloPoWriMo is to write something spooky or somewhat creepy.  To me, there is maybe nothing more creepy than the shadowed, dark side of human nature. An Obsession of Shadow by Michael Romani Hiding … Continue reading

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First Principles: Diffusion of Virtue and Knowledge Is Our Security From Ever Being Enslaved

“If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav’d. This will be their great Security.”  – Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, February 12, 1779      

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First Principles: Every Master of Slaves Is A Petty Tyrant Bringing Judgment of Heaven On Their Nations

“Every master of slaves is born a petty tyrant. They bring the judgement of heaven upon a country. As nations cannot be rewarded or punished in the next world, they must be in this. By an inevitable chain of causes … Continue reading

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Samson VII

Continuing the story of Samson and Delilah  loosely based on the Book of Judges: Samson (VII) by Michael Romani VII The lover offers her hand to take To Samson along the shores of the lake No believer in preordained destiny … Continue reading

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Samson II

Based in part on the Book of Judges: Samson II by Michael Romani A time it was that had come When the Philistines of Gaza had plenty But, God’s children had next to none Save the for when the evil … Continue reading

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Samson I

Based in part on The Book of Judges 16: Samson by Michael Romani After four hundred years Entered into the Promised Land Traces of laughter and tears Have made the people forget who commands Turning their backs on God The … Continue reading

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