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Thought For the Day: The Only Way To Win A War Is To Prevent It

“The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.” – George Marshall, US Army Chief, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Nobel laureate (31 Dec 1880-1959)    

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First Principles: We Cannot Count On Moderation Or Hope To Quell the Ambitions of Others

“Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.” – Alexander Hamilton … Continue reading

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At the Margins

Life at the margins… At The Margins by Michael Romani Fear and death tremble at the margins And here I am always shopping for bargains In the end will I have wished I’d done more To bring more love and … Continue reading

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First Principles: Peace Is Better Than War; War Is Better than Tribute

“It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute.” – James Madison (1816)      

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Shoreline Conditions

Part IV of the story of the fall of legendary Troy: Shoreline Conditions by Michael Romani All the terms and conditions In even the earliest renditions Speak of two lovers washed on a shoreline Hand in hand, impervious to their … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Only Way To Win A War Is To Prevent The War

“The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.” – George Marshall, US Army Chief, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Nobel laureate (31 Dec 1880-1959)    

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Thought For the Day: It’s Older Men That Send Younger Men To Fight Wars

“I hate with a murderous hatred those men who, having lived their youth, would send into war other youth, not lived, unfulfilled, to fight and die for them; the pride and cowardice of those old men, making their wars that … Continue reading

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The Return of Prince Paris

Second in the new series on the fall of Troy: The Return of Prince Paris by Michael Romani Paris asks for the gates of Troy To be part of the games that he enjoys Staking his life that he might … Continue reading

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First Principles: Peace Is Obtained By Being Ready For War

“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 for war.” – George Washington (1793)      

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First Principles: The Republican Form of Government Is the Only Form of Government Not At War With the Rights of Man

“The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.”  – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William Hunter, 1790    

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