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First Principles: A Law Must Have Universal Operation On All Members of A Community To Preserve Liberty

“Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” – Benjamin Rush (1788)       … Continue reading

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First Principles: To Be Legitimate, A Government Should Secure and Enlarge The Natural Rights of Its Society

“Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of … Continue reading

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Shadows On A Cavern Wall

Maybe Plato’s Republic still speaks to us today? Shadows On A Cavern Wall by Michael Romani Tantalizingly close to greatness The politicians cannot escape this That life has grown to seem pointless When truth is swept away and society.. … meets its … Continue reading

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Hanging Rock Picnic

  Hanging Rock Picnic by Michael Romani Like luminescent flowers in still life Bridal veil symbols waiting to become wives In a layer between viewers and the scene The girls poised on the precipice, If you know what I mean … Continue reading

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Journalistic Contradiction

Jou Journalistic Contradiction by Michael Romani With opinions come views Often dressed up as news It’s comical to discuss trust When trustworthiness is a bust The truth is in this contradiction That objectivity is lost in nuance and projection Basing … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Manipulating the Valuation of A Country’s Currency Is the Surest Way To Destroy Its Economy

“There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner … Continue reading

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First Principles: Patriotism Is As Much A Virtue As Justice

“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” – Benjamin Rush (1773)      

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 19: Plastic Wrappings Of Earth Day

The Na/GloPoWriMo Day 19 challenge reads as: “Today we challenge you to write a paragraph that briefly recounts a story, describes the scene outside your window, or even gives directions from your house to the grocery store. Now try erasing … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day: Prosperity and Human Fulfillment Are Created From the Bottom Up

“We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity and ultimately human fulfillment are created from the bottom up, not the government down.” – Ronald Reagan      

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First Principles: True Law Is Certain and Universal On All of Society

“Nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.”  – Benjamin Rush (1788)      

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