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Thought For the Day: Liberty, Or the Absence of Coercion, Or the Leaving People To Think, Speak, and Act As They Please, Is In Itself A Good Thing

“Liberty, or the absence of coercion, or the leaving people to think, speak, and act as they please, is in itself a good thing. It is the object of a favourable presumption. The burden of proving it inexpedient always lies, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Us Tenderly and Kindly Cherish, Therefore, the Means of Knowledge. Let Us Dare To Read, Think, Speak, and Write.

“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”– John Adams

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Thought For the Day: Without Deviation, Without Exception, Without Any Ifs, Buts, or Whereases, Freedom of Speech Means That You Shall Not Do Something To People Either For Views They Express, Or the Words They Speak Or Write

“Without deviation, without exception, without any ifs, buts, or whereases, freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they express, or the words they speak or write.” – Justice Hugo L. Black … Continue reading

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Effective Communications Competence

Ineffective Communications: Everyone knows that there is a great deal of truth to that adage about the proverbial age gap between parents and children.  Imagine if you would having two budding teenagers – ages 11 and 13 and being 57 … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Ability To Simplify Means To Eliminate the Unnecessary So That the Necessary May Speak

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” -Hans Hofmann, painter (21 Mar 1880-1966)

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Thought For the Day: Since When Have We Americans Been Expected To Bow Submissively To Authority and Speak With Awe and Reverence To Those Who Represent Us

“Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?” – Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

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The Boundaries of Humanity

The Boundaries of Humanityby Michael DoyleA problem in law that too often escapes detectionIs the weakest in life to have adequate protectionRather the unborn or those at the ends of their lifeEach deserves their own good without facing strifeTo pursue … Continue reading

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An Intellectual Conversation

An Intellectual Conversationby Michael DoyleI asked you to speak your beautiful mindUnsuspecting of all the wonders I might findBut knowing that I would love just to talkWho knew that talk would grow into our walkI asked you to kiss me … Continue reading

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A Birthday Week

A Birthday Weekby Michael DoyleSolid as it is with just a look2020 was a hard one for the history booksBut, as those pages have turnedThere was one thing that I have learnedMy love was born a Libra on her scaleAnd … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Government Is Really Nothing But A Group of Men and Usually They Are Very Inferior Men

“People constantly speak of ‘the government’ doing this or that, as they might speak of God doing it. But the government is really nothing but a group of men, and usually they are very inferior men.” – H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

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