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First Principles: The Press Is Impotent When It Abandons Itself To Falsehood, I Leave It To Others To Restore It To Its Strength, By Recalling It Within the Pale of Truth

“The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood, I leave to others to restore it to its strength, by recalling it within the pale of truth.” – Thomas Jefferson (1805)

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Overcoming the Flesh

Overcoming the Fleshby Michael DoyleHow then do we find our wayThroughout our present and everydayWhat then will bring us to joyThan in a buoyancy we can employIt is to live as if fully persuadedTo live the Christian life not evadedBut … Continue reading

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On Behalf of the Uyghurs

On Behalf of the Uyghursby Michael DoyleGive me the whole of your sentence And I will still my will and serveGive me the entirety of your pretenseTell me what it is that I deserveAnd I will still write my poetryNever … Continue reading

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Recovering the Way To Self

Recovering the Way To Selfby Michael DoyleComing back from catastropheTakes the best of you and meStill you must move towardThis attitude to move forwardIn overcoming adversityThis is the challenge for you and meDramatic changes come and goThis is the path … Continue reading

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First Principles: ‘Tis the Business of Little Minds to Shrink; But He Whose Heart Is Firm, and Whose Conscience Approves His Conduct, Will Pursue His Principles Unto Death

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, … Continue reading

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A Lament for Michael the Archangel

A Lament of Michael,the Archangelby Michael Doyle The day after celebrating the birth of a daughterI return again to the celebration of the FatherRevisiting instruction in the ways of the kingdomAnd a memory of the better man that I’ve become … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Inclusion of Transgender People Into Female Sport Cannot Be Balanced With Fairness Due To the Retained Differences in Strength, Stamina, and Physique That Are Present

“The inclusion of transgender people into female sport cannot be balanced with fairness due to the retained differences in strength, stamina and physique that are present when comparing the average female with the average transgender female/non-binary person who was assigned … Continue reading

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El Shaddai

El Shaddaiby Michael Doyle He is my refuge of my safetyIn how I put my trust in theeKeeping my peace and trustIn He who is always just El Shaddai quietly advancesIn all of life’s circumstancesAll of the world makes us … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Real Man Smiles In Trouble, Gathers Strength From Distress, and Grows Brave By Reflection

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine

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Thought For the Day: The Force Which Makes For War Does Not Derive Its Strength From the Interested Motives of Evil Men; It Derives Its Strength From the Disinterested Motives of Good Men

“The force which makes for war does not derive its strength from the interested motives of evil men; it derives its strength from the disinterested motives of good men.” -Norman Angell, lecturer, author, MP, and Nobel laureate (1872-1967)

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