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First Principles: Without Freedom of Thought There Can Be No Such Thing As Wisdom; and No Such Thing As Public Liberty, Without Freedom of Speech

“Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.” – Benjamin Franklin (1722)

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First Principles: The General Principles On Which the Fathers Achieved Independence Were the General Principles of Christianity

“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and … Continue reading

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Beauty’s Brutality

Beauty’s Brutalityby Michael DoyleIn the deeps of Finland’s heartThe land lies in its darknessBathed in the Northern LightFrom where whispers of hope startAgainst the chilling harshnessBelow winter’s frosted nightSummer has been quick and fleetingTo thrive here takes endurance and courageWorn … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Aim of Every Political Constitution Is, Or Ought To Be, First To Obtain For Rulers Men Who Possess Most Wisdom To Discern and Most Virtue To Pursue the Common Good of the Society

“The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to … Continue reading

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First Principles: Honesty Is the First Chapter In the Book of Wisdom

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

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The Death Head of Night

The Death Head of Nightby Michael DoyleThere in the darkest of the 20th CenturyWere pages to learn from in our historySuch evil as was darker than the nightWhere our traditions still bring us lightNo matter what the king tells usTruth … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without Freedom of Thought There Can Be No Such Thing As Wisdom; and No Such Thing As Public Liberty, Without Freedom of Speech

“Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.” – Benjamin Franklin (1722)

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From the Perspective of the Rus

From the Perspective of the Rusby Michael DoyleStanding on the shoulders of wisdomBy each step we build separate kingdomsThe Brothers Karamazov built on a grain of wheatThat life comes from death and death is not defeatAll the suffering that we … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Boethius

The Rise and Fall of Boethiusby Michael DoyleGraven images are made and meant to saveWhen Christianity met Plato’s caveOffering more than shadows on the wallA philosophical bend had come to callChrist was both the Father and the SonJoined with Wisdom … Continue reading

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Christ Meets the Grecian World

Christ Meets the Grecian Worldby Michael DoyleThere are things that we’ve learned along the waySuch as that, evil will never truly win the dayAnd that while the devil deals in duplicity A truly good person will always withstand adversityIn the … Continue reading

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