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Thought For the Day: Collectivism Holds That the Individual Has No Rights, That His Life and Work Belong to the Group…and That the Group May Sacrifice Him At Its Whim To Its Own Interests

“Collectivism holds that the individual has no rights, that his life and work belong to the group (to ‘society,’ to the tribe, the state, the nation) and that the group may sacrifice him at its own whim to its own … Continue reading

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First Principles: One Single Object Will Merit the Endless Gratitude of the Society: That of Restraining the Judges From Usurping Legislation

“One single object … [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to Edward Livingston, 1825

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Na/Glo/Po/Wri/Mo #21: In Believing We Can

Na/GloPoWriMo #21: In Believing We Canby Michael DoyleIn today, I see tomorrowIn today, perched as it isIn today, seated on the edgeIn today, formed by yesterdayAnswers needed to questionsAnswers in need of themselvesAnswers that go unansweredAnswers we still need to … Continue reading

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On the Justice of Impeaching and Deplatforming Maxine Waters For Repetitive Incitement

Maybe it’s “the soft bigotry of low expectations” that has afforded Maxine Waters the megaphone through which she blasts her hatred and anger spewed absurdities? I am not wise enough to know. Nor, do I know enough about her to … Continue reading

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The Positive and Negative Of Social Learning From Television and Other Screens

The Positive and Negative Contributions of Social Learning From Television and Other Screens:             The case is, more often than not, made that social learning from television and other screens is largely negative.   To the degree that the negative case … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: On An Introduction to Environmental Science

Two Issues Described Related To Environmental Science Either Local or Nationwide: Of the many and varied facets of environmental science, there are at least two general areas that have have been of interest for many decades.   The first of these … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: After A Shooting Spree, They Always Want To Take the Guns From the People Who Didn’t Do It

“After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.” – … Continue reading

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The Not So Cooked Goose of Dr. Seuss

The Not So Cooked Goose of Dr. Seussby Michael DoyleThis is not what it means to be wokeSomething inside must be truly brokeThese sinister snowflakes in reactivitySeek to search and destroy all creativityFor generations we have lived and learnedFrom lessons … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Great Desideratum In Government Is, So To Modify the Sovereignty As That It May Be Sufficiently Neutral Between Different Parts of the Society To Control One Part From Invading the Rights of Another

“The great desideratum in Government is, so to modify the sovereignty as that it may be sufficiently neutral between different parts of the Society to controul one part from invading the rights of another, and at the same time sufficiently … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Aim of Every Political Constitution Is, Or Ought To Be, First To Obtain For Rulers Men Who Possess Most Wisdom To Discern and Most Virtue To Pursue the Common Good of the Society

“The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to … Continue reading

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