Tag Archives: Slavery

Darkness Shapes the Hearts

Darkness Shapes the Heartsby Michael DoylePutin sits as another dictator in a lineCertain his autocratic rule is blessed as divineThis has been the slavery of Russia’s serfdomWith brutality reigning supreme in this kingdomFor five thousand years, we’ve known epilepsy As … Continue reading

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In the Providence of Seneca

In the Providence of Senecaby Michael DoyleIn the age of ancient tyrannyWhen Rome had lost its libertyEven a good man might compromiseFor the partial good seen in his eyesThough at times, it took its tollTo hide his better angels in … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Through Blood, Sweat and Tears, Americans Did More Than Any Other Nation To Bring A Swift End To Slavery

“Through blood, sweat, and tears, Americans did more than any nation ever had to bring a swift end to slavery,” – Thomas Krannawitter, creator of many civics study programs/clubs including the10-month program titled “Tragedy & Triumph: The Story of Slavery … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing Is More Certain Than That A General Profligacy and Corruption of Manners Make A People Ripe For Destruction

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Every Measure of Prudence…Ought To Be Assumed For the Eventual Extirpation of Slavery From the United States

“Every measure of prudence, therefore, ought to be assumed for the eventual total extirpation of slavery from the United States. … I have, throughout my whole life, held the practice of slavery in … abhorrence.” – John Adams (1819) For … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Many Successful Political Careers Have Been Built On Given Blacks ‘Favors’ That Look Good On the Surface But Do Lasting Damage In the Long Run

“Many successful political careers have been built on giving blacks ‘favors’ that look good on the surface but do lasting damage in the long run. One of these ‘favors’ was the welfare state. A vastly expanded welfare state in the … Continue reading

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Facing Fear Toward Tomorrow

A review of race history in America is a mix of hope and of fear; rights and wrongs; in short and in truth a mixed story.  Today, we confront that which was wrong.  Still, we should do so not in … Continue reading

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To London, Across the Sea

A further retelling of Dracula in poetic form: To London, Across the Sea by Michael Doyle In a tested game of chess A knight is menacing a queen The losing side will confess What this really means A voyage has … Continue reading

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Texas 1836

I have always found American history fascinating in all of our legends and tales, tall or not. Texas 1836 by Michael Doyle Texas, Eighteen Hundred Thirty Six Thousands of Americans invited in Finding their place in desert sand and sticks … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Wish From My Soul That the Legislature of This State Could See A Policy of A Gradual Abolition of Slavery

“I wish from my soul that the legislature of this State could see a policy of a gradual Abolition of Slavery.”  – George Washington Unlike the simplistic retelling of pieces of history that the 1619 Project managed to pull over … Continue reading

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