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First Principles: We Cannot Make Financial Matters Right By Taking From One What He Has Honestly Acquired To Give to Another Who Has Not Earned

“The indiscriminate denunciation of the rich is mischievous…. No poor man was ever made richer or happier by it. It is quite as illogical to despise a man because he is rich as because he is poor. Not what a … Continue reading

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Beating the Odds

Life’s will to survive is a remarkable story. Beating the Odds by Michael Romani Heat of day and cold of night The Great Dying came with a fright Two Hundred Fifty years ago Nearly all life died as you might … Continue reading

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Love People

Trust, love; love, trust… hmm Love People by Michael Romani Stop trusting people Love the people And let them be Love them in being free Love them no matter what Believing them for their lot To offer and share Giving … Continue reading

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First Principles: When Legislators Take and Destroy the Property of the People or Reduce the People To Slavery, the People Are Absolved From Further Obedience

“Whenever legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further … Continue reading

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Wish That You Would Listen

Everyone wants to be heard, no one wants to really listen. Wish That You Would Listen by Michael Romani You come on strong But you got it all wrong And I wish that you would listen Just wish that you … Continue reading

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On the Importance of Forgiveness

Turns out that forgiving is the healthy thing to do, not just for others, but for yourself as well: On the Importance of Forgiveness by Michael Romani Emotional blockages put us ill at ease And this manifests itself in physical … Continue reading

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First Principles: Resistance To Tyranny Is the Christian and Social Duty of Each Person

“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual …Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.”. – … Continue reading

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To Harvest the Wind: School Daze

Part I in a series under development: To Harvest the Wind: School Daze by Michael Romani I. A breeze touches the savanna grass As the tribesmen dance in a pass Harvesting corn; some barely living This harsh life can be … Continue reading

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Samson III

Based in part on the Book of Judges: Samson III by Michael Romani III A judge to this world would arise As deliverer of prophecy advised Vengeance born to be God’s hands And take back the Promised Lands He was … Continue reading

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The Dreams We Need

As a society, we spend too much time trying to stifle the dreams of both children and the inner most child in all of us.   We misplace our values, thinking that dreams are merely wants.  We dream to dream.  … Continue reading

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