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First Principles: If America Desires To Avoid Insult and Secure Peace, We Must Be Ready For War At All Times

“If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Surest Means of Avoiding War Is To Be Prepared For It In Peace

“It is important also to consider, that the surest means of avoiding war is to be prepared for it in peace.” – Joseph Story      

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First Principles: When War Is Required, We Must Meet Our Duty To Convince the World That We are Just Friends and Brave Enemies

“Whensoever hostile aggressions…require a resort to war, we must meet our duty and convince the world that we are just friends and brave enemies.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Andrew Jackson (December 3, 1806)   It’s been going on for quite some … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Soldier, Above All Others, Prays For Peace, For the Soldier Suffers and Bears the Deepest Wounds and Scars of War

“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” – Douglas MacArthur    

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First Principles: Be At War With Your Vices, At Peace With Your Neighbors and Let Every New Year Find You A Better Person

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin    

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Like Sand Becomes A Pearl

On December 7, 1941, the then Japanese Empire attacked America killing some 2,400 people and bringing the US into World War II.  Today is remembered in the US as National Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance.   Like Sand Becomes A … Continue reading

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Collect Call

In humble gratitude, I offer this poem for those moments we feel most challenged in trying to understand the necessary balance of things as a poem of thankfulness #10: Collect Call by Michael Romani It’s moments like these When I’m … Continue reading

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First Principles: Just As War is Freedom’s Cost, Disagreement Is Freedom’s Privilege

“Just as war is freedom’s cost, disagreement is freedom’s privilege.” – William J. Clinton    

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First Principles: A Strong Defense Is the Surest Way To Peace

“A strong defense is the surest way to peace. Strength makes detente attainable. Weakness invites war, as my generation – my generation – knows from four very bitter experiences. Just as America’s will for peace is second to none, so … Continue reading

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In Sacred Witness

In this season of thankfulness and gratitude, poem #2: In Sacred Witness by Michael Romani Then was a time for counting coup But along the way, I grabbed a clue That just maybe we should be less about glory In … Continue reading

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