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Thought For the Day: Every Attempt To Gag the Free Expression of Thought Is An Unsocial Act Against Society

“Every attempt to gag the free expression of thought is an unsocial act against society. That is why judges and juries who try to enforce such laws make themselves ridiculous.” – Jay Fox (1870-1961)

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On the Tipping Point of Stupid

On the Tipping Point of Stupidby Michael DoyleOf all the thoughts on thought contributedThere it is on the tipping point of stupidThe calling of names that should bring shameYet, there it is in politics as if a gameSpeaking of trickle … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without Freedom of Thought There Can Be No Such Thing As Wisdom; and No Such Thing As Public Liberty, Without Freedom of Speech

“Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.” -Benjamin Franklin (1722)

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Thought For the Day: There Is Not Less Wit Nor Less Invention In Applying Rightly A Thought One Finds In A Book, Than In Being the First Author of That Thought

“There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought.” – Pierre Bayle, philosopher and writer (1647-1706)

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With A Kiss To the Heart

With A Kiss To the Heartby Michael DoyleWith a kiss to the heartMy love woke with a startThinking on the words saidAnd waking parts thought deadSpeaking ’til early mornMy soul became a smile wornUntil it reaches my faceFinding what it … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Greatest Compliment That Was Ever Paid Me Was When One Asked Me What I Thought, and Attended To My Answer

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.” – Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)

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Thought For the Day: Our Whole Constitutional Heritage Rebels At the Thought of Giving Government the Power To Control Men’s Minds

“If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at … Continue reading

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Weren’t Those the Teenaged Years?

Weren’t Those the Teenaged Years?by Michael DoyleThe teenaged yearsOf Saturday night solitudeWas a parade of smiles and tearsAnd many dramasWaiting to intrudeInto the happiness that cameAnd that provided the frameIn moments of ShakespeareThat kept us awakeMaking us braver than our … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Word

The Importance of the Wordby Michael DoyleIn this roll of yearsSoftly past the flowing tearsI think on words soughtTo connect the dot-to-dotThe words in mindI seek and sometimes findThat words are cultureAnd culture is the we nurtureSlipped into this elasticityIs … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Fundamental Source of All Your Errors, Sophisms, and False Reasonings Is A Total Ignorance of the Natural Rights of Mankind

“The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms and false reasonings is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, … Continue reading

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