Tag Archives: War

First Principles: A Nation Should Avoid Perpetual Debt

“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.” –Thomas Jefferson      

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Dark Voices

Darkness abounds for a lot of returning Veterans.  The sad, sad truth is that more Veterans have died from self infliction than on the battle fields since 9/11.  Think on that, please.  I don’t care about your politics really.  If … Continue reading

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The Truth of Wars Won

The Truth of Wars Won by Michael Romani It’s as often in the questions That have not been asked As it in the needs That have not been tasked That we find the answers needed Much like the wild grasses … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Qur’an – The Medina Suras

Mohammed arrived at Kuba after “The Flight”  on September 20, 622. Although not my faith, it is important that we understand the beliefs of others.  This particular part of the Qur’an, the al-Nisa has a few themes in which we … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Nation Should Be Slow In Going Into War and Decisive When It Has Do So

“It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that the nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it, nay that absolute monarchs, will often make war when their … Continue reading

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A Kind of Sonnet of Blindness

A Kind of Sonnet of Blindness by Michael Romani Observed as an adage calling for an eye for eye It’s the way of the world until this world is blind You may think this as justice, but I – I … Continue reading

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First Principles: Federal Government Grows In Times of War and Danger

“The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the State governments, in times of peace and security.”   – James Madison   With this in mind, I believe … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – After Blenheim – Robert Southey

English poet Robert Southey wrote After Blenheim in 1796 as an anti-war poem.  The poem is based on that famous 1704 battle of that took place during the War of Spanish Succession. In this poem, two small children are playing when one … Continue reading

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Rabaul Harbor

Rabaul Harbor by Michael Romani Mankind has fought war after war It seems like we will forevermore Without a second thought of consequence Of how nature bears this in reluctance Absorbing all the we do to her One horrible aftermath … Continue reading

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First Principles: Be Just Friends and Brave Enemies

“I am ever unwilling that [peace] should be disturbed as long as the rights and interests of the nations can be preserved. But whensoever hostile aggressions require a resort to war, we must meet our duty and convince the world … Continue reading

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