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Thought For the Day: A Lie Stands On One Leg, A Truth On Two

“A lie stands on one leg, a truth on two.” – Benjamin Franklin (1735)

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Na/GloPoWriMo #5: Pennsylvania In Transformation

Na/GloPoWriMo #5: Pennsylvania In Transformationby Michael DoyleBased on the prompt and Pennsylvania – Poetry Daily (poems.com)Other children, live freely and wildAs though energized to win the fight -Standing as I stood.Said in brave silenceWith me, as though violencesaid in shout. … Continue reading

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First Principles:

“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors?” -Thomas Jefferson (1781)

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Thought For the Day: Christmas Will Always Be As Long As We Stand Heart To Heart and Hand In Hand

“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” – Dr. Suess

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For Bill of Rights Day

For Bill of Rights Dayby Michael DoyleTo embark on teaching history of the pastEngages us with the things that lastThe best way of doing this of courseIs to teach things right from the sourceBefore going further, let me just sayHappy … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If I Can Do No More, Let My Name Stand Among Those Who Are Willing To Bear Ridicule and Reproach For the Truth’s Sake and So Earn Some Right To Rejoice When the Victory Is Won

“If I can do no more, let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth’s sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.” -Louisa May Alcott, writer … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Make Mankind Wise and By That Very Operation You Make Them Free

“Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.” – William Godwin (1756-1836)

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Together We Will Stand

Together We Will Standby Michael DoyleThere is now in this time of historyA grain going against the orthodoxyThat states that the power rests in populismDespite the modern move against nationalismToday, a certain set wishes our knees to bowAs if to … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Hero

Be Your Own Heroby Michael DoyleIncurable as a dreaming heroStubborn as a seeming zeroWe play our parts in masqueradeEach day lived within its charadeHiding ourselves behind the music we playCaught up in front of screens all dayBecause we cannot be … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Stand At the Crossroads of Freedom. One Road Leads To Greater Freedom and Opportunity and the Other Road Leads To Socialism and Decline

“We stand at a crossroads of freedom. Before us lie two paths: One based on the dignity and worth of every individual, and the other on the growing control of the state. One road leads to greater freedom and opportunity, … Continue reading

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