Tag Archives: Tyranny

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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In the Truth of Poetry

In the Truth of Poetryby Michael DoyleLife, it seems in as far as it is reachableIs filled with those moments that are teachableOne of the most powerful of lessons to learnIs the ability to quick study, determine and discernA poem … Continue reading

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First Principles: All Tyranny Needs To Gain A Foothold Is For People of Good Conscience To Remain Silent

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson

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Thought For the Day: Men Like …James Madison…Hoped Our Constitutional Republic Would Last For Ages, Mitigate the Problems That…Arise…From Political Factions and Prevent Tyranny

“Men of great intellect and wisdom like James Madison, the father of our Constitution, hoped our constitutional republic would last for ages, mitigate the problems that would naturally arise from political factions, and prevent tyranny. Our Constitution gave only a … Continue reading

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In the Providence of Seneca

In the Providence of Senecaby Michael DoyleIn the age of ancient tyrannyWhen Rome had lost its libertyEven a good man might compromiseFor the partial good seen in his eyesThough at times, it took its tollTo hide his better angels in … Continue reading

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First Principles: We In America Do Not Have Government By the Majority – We Have Government By the Majority Who Participate

“We in America do not have government by the majority—we have government by the majority who participate…. All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson      

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First Principles: The Strongest Reason For the People To Retain the Right To Keep and Bear Arms Is, As A Last Resort, To Protect Themselves Against Tyranny In Government

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.“ – Thomas Jefferson    

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First Principles: I Have Sworn On the Alter of God Eternal Hostility Against Every Form of Tyranny Over the Mind of Man

“I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” – Thomas Jefferson, in Letter To Benjamin Rush (September 23, 1800)    

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Guarding Against Faction

Today’s poem about American history speaks on some basic principles as set out in largely in Federalist Paper Number 10 in which we choose to become a republic and not a democracy to protection of nation from the encroachment of … Continue reading

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Consent of the Governed

Continuing in a series of poems about the establishment of our republican form of government and life under the rule of law as set out in our constitution: Consent of the Governed by Michael Doyle The standards are set by … Continue reading

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