Tag Archives: War

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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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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First Principles: The Federal Government Should Be Most Focused On External Goals

“Another not unimportant consideration is, that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce.” – Joseph Story (1833)     … Continue reading

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Hacksaw Objector

Hacksaw Objector by Michael Romani The maliciousness of man to his fellow man Fighting wars with bullets and hand to hand Made a God fearing hero out of Desmond Doss As he valiantly protected others from their loss A conscientious … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: War – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Formed in 1969, originally as Eric Burdon and War, War is an American funk cross-over band from Long Beach, California.  This band fused elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues and reggae.  Their best known hit songs are Spill … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let the 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   These thoughts apply equally to every man and woman.    Now, I know that very … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Drake’s Great Armada – Walter Bigges

A Spanish fleet of 130 ships sailed from La Coruna in August of 1588 and was called the Spanish Armada.  Its sole purpose was to escort an army fro Flanders to invade England and overthrow Queen Elizabeth I with the … Continue reading

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