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First Principles: In the Supposed State of Nature, All Men Are Equally Bound By the Laws of Nature, Or To Speak More Properly, the Laws of the Creator

“In the supposed state of nature, all men are equally bound by the laws of nature, or to speak more properly, the laws of the Creator.” – Samuel Adams

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First Principles: Live Among Men As If God Beheld You; Speak With God As If Men Were Listening

“Live among men as if God beheld you; speak with God as if men were listening.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC-AD 65)

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Thought For the Day: One Ought, Every Day At Least, To Hear A Little Song, Read A Good Poem, See A Fine Picture and, It It Were Possible, Speak a Few Reasonable Words

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if it were possible, speak a few reasonable words.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (1749-1832)

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Gotta Get the Truth Out

Gotta Get the Truth Outby Michael DoyleBoth sides are rightBoth sides are wrongIn the dead of the nightWhere do I belong?The words that are saidWhen none should speakRoll around in my headAs I look down from this peakThere’s a lot … Continue reading

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A Perspective of Identity

A Perspective of Identityby Michael DoyleIdentityMulti-facetedYet abstractIntegral Stated with trustCrucial To communicationEssentialTo humanity’s explanationPervasive In every social interactionAn accelerated Mix of culture in transitionDiscussed amongst us allLike Babel’s great fallA conception in definitionDeveloped in competencyOr lost in the incendiarySocial categoryPersonal … Continue reading

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Inconvenience Into Resemblance

Inconvenience Into Resemblanceby Michael DoyleCasting aside the inconvenienceLooking instead for the resemblanceIs he your bother or a brother?What happened to loving one another?Red letter moments meant to teach usEach word said in try to reach usPassages that speak to heartachesMeant … Continue reading

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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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