Author Archives: Louis William Rose

About Louis William Rose

“I stand for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, he lectures on the subject of parliamentary procedure and political process. He serves as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a local businessman, and Alexander, a successful real estate professional here in Jacksonville.

Poem: To Turn and Look at You

When I think about the way that it’s turned out disappointments, failings, and missteps review, If the worth of it I should begin to doubt I’d need only but to turn and look at you I still stand by everything … Continue reading

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Song: There’s no Calvin like John Calvin

(Sung to the tune of “There’s no Business like Show Business.”) The Elders, the Deacons, the Choir, the Church, are generally known to be a stodgy bunch, and yet, The Elders, the Deacons, the Choir, the Church, all smile and … Continue reading

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Bushido: The Way of the Warrior

The code of Bushido is the ethical code of conduct developed during Japan’s feudal period. This occurred at about the same time that the code of Chivalry was developed in Europe. The development of both systems was directly related to … Continue reading

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Where Will I be in Fifteen Years?

Where will I be in fifteen years? You sure ask complex questions. I can’t exactly pin it down, But here’s a few suggestions:

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On Sexual Behavior

May we assume that every adult has the right to do what they want in the privacy of their own home, with whomever they wish, provided that all involved parties have attained their majority, are agreeable, are acting of their … Continue reading

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Contract Law and the U.S. Constitution

From a popular tutorial on contract management, we may learn the following: “A contract is…a formal written agreement between two individuals or organizations for the procurement of commodities and services. Every contract consists of the following five elements: Mutual agreement … Continue reading

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Sonnet: Mike 1984 – 2016

Come tell me there is something I might say, a string of magic words, some fated rhyme, whereby I might turn back the hands of time, and usher in a former favored day. Bring something that will hold my thoughts … Continue reading

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Poem: Twelve Hours

I go to bed Turning around There at the foot I lay my head On doggie’s paws She cleans my face To let me know That I am loved I turn again My pillowed mind Set free to roam To … Continue reading

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All Lives Matter, If You Don’t Think So, Maybe Yours Doesn’t Matter So Much

Life is cheap. That’s the truth. Hundreds of thousands die every day, some violently, some ignominiously, some of old age or sickness, some in infancy or the prime of life. All tragically. Today you are alive, and your life matters, … Continue reading

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So Many Religions – Why Christianity?

My dear friend, Dr. Levitt asks,”So only the Christian Religion is the one and only true religion? Only Christians know who is the one and only God? Jews? Mormons? Hindu’s? Buddhists? Muslims? Atheists? Everyone is all wrong but Christians? Isn’t … Continue reading

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Liberty and Non Aggression

Liberty is expanded by the free exchange of information and freedom of association. Nevertheless Tyranny is easier. I observe this constantly as a parliamentarian. The right to bear arms protects the right of free speech, religion, association, and petition, all … Continue reading

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Poem: A Thousand Different Lights

To see you in a thousand different lights, And watch the shadows play upon your face. To revel in the myriad delights, That sun and stars would delicately trace. To sense your every mood and temperant, Observe you comprehend and … Continue reading

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LGBT Rights and the First Amendment

From Muhammad Ibn Abdullah to Joel Osteen the world seems awash with false prophets. This is why it is so important to be able to say whatever we want, to believe whatever we want about God, or not to believe, to publish whatever we want to publish, to associate with those whom we wish, and to shun those with whom we do not. Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech: An Educational Video

Nine years ago and after amost fifty thousand views,  comments keep coming in on this video, more pertinent today than ever. When the Islamic extremists burned down the Danish embassy in 2006 because of a cartoon, I expected the American … Continue reading

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Poem: What Do You Do?

What do you do when it costs too much and you can’t afford to pay? Do you hunch your shoulders, and turn your head, and quietly walk away? Do you think how different it would have turned out if you’d … Continue reading

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Poem: The End of Moose and Squirrel

Most days I sit in rocking chair on porch outside my dacha I throw back vodka shots and reminisce with my Natasha But while inside my alcoholic brain fond memories swirl I still have dream to someday bring an end … Continue reading

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Poem: Reaping

The constant dreams that fill my head, Of horrid things I did or said, Make me to turn upon my bed, To search in vain for sleep instead. I walk about throughout the day, Mouthing the words that I must … Continue reading

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On Racism and Eclecticism

Race relations is a favorite subject of mine, because it is the only significant political debate that can be conclusively proven to be based on a fallacy. The fallacy is that there is such a thing as race in the … Continue reading

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The Civil Liberty that Protects all Others

It was certainly ironic and fitting that a legislator who voted against allowing guns in a certain place should be shot by a gun in exactly that place.  Yet that was the fate of Clementa Pinckney, state senator and pastor of … Continue reading

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Poem: Ham, Eggs, Grits and Cheese

Ham, Eggs, Grits and Cheese How many of a morning have I spent with these? In quiet contemplation at my home, Or in some crowded urban luncheonette alone A cup of coffee with some milk to wash them down Ham, … Continue reading

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Poem: Remembering Copake at Iguaçu

When I was young I saw a waterfall A single stream into a crystal pool For twenty feet or more There in the water childlike lovers play The scent of pine is heavy in the air Its pungent sweetness carried … Continue reading

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Poem: Ethics

I read a book of Ar … istotle, When life for me was still brand new. I thought I should achieve … perfection, When all my studying was through. Much older now, I still … engage in, The acts I know … Continue reading

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Poem: At The End of the Short, Hard War

He awoke with a start and shaking himself to ward off the morning cold, he arose from his bed on the concrete shelf to see what the day might hold. After coaxing his fire to life, he checked how much … Continue reading

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What Role Does Poetry Play in Society ?

“Such is our pride, our folly, or our fate, That few but such as cannot write, translate.” Sir John Denham (1615–69), English poet. To Sir Richard Fanshaw upon his translation of Pastor Fido.“ Poetry is what is lost in translation.” … Continue reading

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Poem: I Want to be Good to the Ladies

I want to be good to the ladies, For the ladies have been good to me. The gifts that they gave me were precious, And most of the time they were free. When I was a lad and much bolder, … Continue reading

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Poem: First Memory

Sitting in his chair watching the man with big pockets he slaps the wooden tabletop, high, dry, and cool. Brown shiny wood, very good for his hands to slap so early in the morning on a new day. A cup … Continue reading

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Sonnet: Government

What do you mean when you say government? An entity once held in high esteem? Realization of some patriot dream? A rule of law some said was Heaven sent? Its reputation badly tarnished now with statesmen promulgating globally their deconstructionist … Continue reading

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Sonnet: The Sonnet Form

The Sonnet Form Folks say the sonnet form is out of date. I cannot say that I myself agree. Though modern poets’ verse is often free of form or even simple rhyme of late. Yet here and there we find … Continue reading

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Poem: Rhonda Running Fast

R eflections of her stormy past H aunt her loveliness O ur farmer’s daughter running fast N ow is come her test D ream sweet Rhonda, dream A nd carefully wish for what you really mean

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Poem: New York, 1964

Could I return from far away, to snow forts where the young boys play. Where school let out for half a day, to hear what words the priest might say. The fall felled leaves red, gold, and brown, lay heaped … Continue reading

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Sonnet: The Life I Miss

It was so raucous, with them all around at times I thought, like some pneumatic drill alone inside my room, devoid of sound the memories within are louder still The constant conflict seemed too high a price combined with expectations … Continue reading

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Poem: Blind Dating

Sanguine anticipation, a fantasy convivial, caught my imagination, awaiting her arrival. What mysteries within her, would she elect to proffer? What gems of wit and wonder, had I within my coffer? How grand the hope that hovers, and leads us … Continue reading

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Management, Labor, and the Union

We recognize that there is a fundamental difference between management and labor. Being part of labor means that, at least for right now, you are destined to make your way through life with a little less than you’d hoped for. … Continue reading

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Poem: The Nardos in My Room

The Nardos in my room, bring forth their sweet perfume As if to say Amor, of this you can be sure More blooms we shall display with every passing day Do not be sad When our brief time is past, … Continue reading

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Poem: Texting and Driving

Today to text and drive is deemed taboo. Get caught and a citation will ensue. But I remember things I used to do, Without a cell phone to send text to you. I’d read a magazine or paperback. The steering wheel … Continue reading

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Poem: The Lace Dress

The lace dress lay so softly on the bed. My friend has gone away and left it there. That she should leave it lying there outspread, was no surprise for it had seen much wear. It fit her well and … Continue reading

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A New Name for the Redskins

Certainly appropriate for the city where in they are based. Go Traitors! Go away, please…

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Thoughts on the Militia for a New Republic

We constantly hear about the second half of the Second Amendment, an independent clause which guarantees us the absolute right, free from any legislative impingement, to keep and bear arms. All laws to the contrary in my opinion are unconstitutional, … Continue reading

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Marriage and A Bird Feeder

Let me tell you about something I did for my wife Jamy while she was away.  A few years ago she bought a wooden bird feeder, a simple thing stapled together and it had battery operated Christmas lights stapled around … Continue reading

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Why I am Unfit to be an Elder or a Deacon in a Bible Believing Church And Some Other Thoughts on the Church and the Law

I have been asked to be an elder a couple of times in the twenty plus years I have been sitting with the Presbyterians.  After giving a brief explanation of why I could not accept such an exalted position, I was invariably asked to reconsider my position.  This left me wondering how the person asking me ever got to be an elder. Continue reading

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Why does a gentleman stop and allow a lady to pass before him?

As a human, we are all born of women. I had a mother (despite persistent rumors to the contrary) and have an obligation of reverence and gratitude to her. This obligation applies to all women, for I would have all … Continue reading

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Villanelle: To Say it Using Just a Villanelle

It was a story much too long to tell. So carefully, he chose the words to say. To say it using just a villanelle. He’d met her, but he didn’t know her well. A married woman, she was known to … Continue reading

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Sonnet: To Those Who Rush to Praise Us

To those who rush to praise us when we say they should do what is right in their own eyes. All men or women having their own way to live precisely as they would surmise. To those who laud our … Continue reading

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A new verse for “The Mikado”

In Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Mikado”, Koko a tailor under a death sentence is appointed Lord High Executioner with the reasoning that before he can cut off someone’s head, he has to cut his own off . Nevertheless, he has a list. … Continue reading

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Poem: You’re Not the Same Color as Me

You’re not the same color as me. Is that supposed to matter? Because it’s so easy to see, I’m also bald, and fatter than you and I know it’s a fact, they beat and killed the others. But does that … Continue reading

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To Those who call Abortion, Murder

2 Kings 17:17 They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire. Some claim that abortion is murder. To restate this, there are some who claim is that there are rooms all over America, where individuals are murdering innocent children … Continue reading

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Sonnet: A Hero’s Death

Lord, let me die a hero’s death I pray. To meet the sudden blast and never flinch. And should my company flee in disarray, to stand my ground and not give up an inch. Lord, let me die a soldier’s … Continue reading

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Poem: My Childhood

A good running start, you might say. A nice quiet town, my own room. They tried very hard, but one day, I had to escape, that cramped womb. Why I didn’t stay like my friends. Who always obeyed, or more … Continue reading

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I Am a Royal Ambassador for the Heavenly Kingdom of The Living God

With scripture proofs 2 Corinthians 5:16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in … Continue reading

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