Tag Archives: Louis William Rose

Poem: Straddling God’s Thigh

Straddling God’s Thigh I can laugh today, straddling God’s thigh. In spite of what my eye may see, I’m safe there, perched upon His knee. I lay back with a sigh. I don’t understand, everything I’ve done. The circumstances that … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry – Be Happy : The Epicurean View of Death

Originally published in the Florida Student Philosophy Blog  [1] Eccl 8:15 – Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide … Continue reading

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Song: A Song for Jamy

Jamy, when I first met you, I knew that you were special. The passions of the flesh will pass away, But not my love for you, it’s here to stay. Jamy, I can’t forget you, You’ve got me in your … Continue reading

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Understanding Being and Time

Originally published in the Florida Student Philosophy Blog The newborn just entered into the world, may say to herself, “I am soiled; I am hungry, and decidedly uncomfortable.  Surely, my mother knows this. Why then does she not come to … Continue reading

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On Rebellion

Originally published on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”[1] These are the words of Howard Beale in “Network”. The American movie classic is about an aging network broadcaster … Continue reading

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Comparisons and Contrasts of the Contemporary Marriage Relationship among American Orthodox Christians, Jews, and Muslims

Originally published on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog Whosoever spends his days without a wife, has no joy nor blessing, or good in his life. Talmud – Yevamot 62B The Orthodox Jewish view of Marriage Any discussion of Orthodox Christians, … Continue reading

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On Simon Blackburn’s “Lust”

Originally published on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog Perhaps those who love Shakespeare love him because of his ability to so skillfully portray the many facets of the human condition.  He does indeed most always “get it right.”  Certainly, his … Continue reading

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Nietzsche’s Conclusion

Originally Published on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog Zu bald alt, zu spät klug I was a child in the sixties, aged six to sixteen, during a time when existentialism was highly celebrated as pop philosophy. Nothing could be more … Continue reading

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The Elenchus and Socrates’ Idea of the Philosophical Life

Originally published on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog Pa’ntes A’nthropoi Tou^ Eide’nai Ore’gontai Phy’sei. All men by nature desire to know. —Aristotle, Metaphysics, 1:1 When one begins to take a closer look at Socrates of Athens, (469-399 B.C. ) it … Continue reading

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Forty Days on the Master Cleanse

For the past forty days, I have rigorously followed the “Master Cleanse” regime, developed fifty years ago by Stanley Burroughs, an alternative health practitioner and natural remedy enthusiast. During his lifetime and even up until the present day, Mr. Burroughs … Continue reading

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The Rules

I must begin by telling you that I cannot take credit for “The Rules”. No, a wiser man than I wrote them down, or perhaps it was a group of men, each one wiser and older than the next, meeting … Continue reading

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The Five Magic Phrases for a Happy Marriage

Hear me my fellow men, especially young men at the gate of marriage.  Over twenty years ago,  I met a tyler by the name of  Jack Glick during a tour of the oldest Masonic lodge in the state of California. … Continue reading

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On Argument and Why Men Should Never Show Their Legs in Public

“He that complies against his will, is of his own opinion still”1 Argument is an intrinsic part of our interaction with other creatures. The first recorded argument is found in the book of Genesis, Chapter 3: 1 Now the serpent … Continue reading

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Is Television Good or Bad For American Society?

Gin thu neuere leuen alle monnis spechen, Ne alle the thinge that thu herest singen; You must never believe all that men say, nor all the things you hear sung. (Alfred, 1907) As individuals living in the twenty-first century, we … Continue reading

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My Testimony

I would like to begin by quoting from the book of Romans , Chapter 7 and verse twenty one. “So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in … Continue reading

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The Bill of Rights at Home and Abroad

In our post-republic era, much is made of the U.S. Constitution and its accompanying Bill of Rights, even though it is clear that the government and the courts rely less and less upon their unconditional application, and more upon political … Continue reading

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Doing Drugs in High School

Greetings fellow students! Louis Rose here, Class of ’71. Sorry I’m forty years late. Maybe they’ll write me a pass. I want to tell you about the drugs I used at Sleepy Hollow. I never planned to use drugs, it … Continue reading

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Do Social Media Networking Sites Compromise Personal and Professional Security?

“You’re nobody, till somebody loves you. You’re nobody, till somebody cares” (Cavanaugh, 1944). The first email was sent in 1971 (Tiedje, C., 2011). Next, along came the bulletin board systems complete with the familiar screeching sound of the modem, which … Continue reading

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Sonnet: It Must Have Been a Dream I Thought I Had

It must have been a dream I thought I had, My eyes awakened filled with tears of joy. Still breathing fast my troubled soul made glad, Anticipating scenes I might enjoy. The universe was like a shiny toy, That I, … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Procedure the Cornerstone of Liberty

Originally Published in the St Augustine Town Crier The word comes from the Old French, eleventh century “parlement” translated as “talking” and the suffix “ary”, again from the French “of or belonging to.” The word parliamentary means a way of … Continue reading

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A Response to UNF President John Delaney’s Endorsement of the Jacksonville City Council Bill 2012-296

Originally Published in the Jacksonville Times Union A Response to UNF President John Delaney’s Endorsement of the Jacksonville City Council Bill 2012-296 banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. Invocation Did they have an invocation at the Sodom City Council? Did … Continue reading

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Poem: Invocation

Regarding Jacksonville Ordinance Amendment 2012-296*. Did they have an invocation at the Sodom City Council? Did they all elect to bow their heads and pray? When the boys all finished voting and each one put down his pencil, Did they … Continue reading

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Poem: Python Meat

You can eat (You can eat!) Python meat (Python meat!) It’s a treat (What a treat!) Can’t be beat (Can’t be beat!) Make a roast (A juicy roast!) That you can slice on… You just have to go down south … Continue reading

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Racism, Politics, and Ax Handle Saturday

I am not exactly sure why we should be celebrating a day when a bunch of black folk got beat up by a bunch of white folk with ax handles. I think it is unlikely to happen again given Republican … Continue reading

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Poem: The Lion & The Buck

What really matters is the same for you as that which matters to the lion and the buck, the lioness and the doe. They lift their heads to God the same as you, you know. They hear his call, they … Continue reading

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Sonnet: To Carmen on Her Birthday

I pass by every day and realize the flash of recognition in your eyes springs from a place where smoldering longing lies deeper than other’s watching might surmise. The time we spend together fairly flies each day begun and done … Continue reading

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The Present Education Controversy

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer Education is not the business of government. This is why we have a school board separate from the county government. It is the duty of the school board to decide how the school system … Continue reading

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Ramp Up the Rhetoric!

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer Patriots protest! Silence is shameful. Citizens! The country is in crisis and the Congress is culpable. Ramp up the Rhetoric! The recent shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the killing of District Court Judge … Continue reading

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Refusing to Fly

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer Fly? I have decided that unless I commandeer an aircraft, I shall never fly anywhere again. I cannot imagine flying anywhere for any purpose, for any amount of money that justifies the indignities that … Continue reading

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Politics and Party Loyalty

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer There are some folks who think you can say you are a member of a political party and attack your own party’s candidates during an election. I disagree. We have a multiparty system in … Continue reading

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Church Politics

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer I don’t believe that there is a separation of church and state. If you are a member of church and you vote, you know what I mean. I have been visiting various churches for … Continue reading

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Council Members only Pretend to be Republican

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer I am tired of men like Dick Brown, Mike Corrigan, Ronnie Fussell, Kevin Hyde, Stephen Joost, Art Shad and especially the President of the City Council, Jack Webb pretending that they are Republicans and … Continue reading

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Liberty & Taxes

Transcript of the the remarks* given to the Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, by Louis William Rose regarding the proposal to increase taxes. Thank you Mr. President and members of the council. My name is Louis William … Continue reading

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The Milk Party is Milking It

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer The Milk Party (aka The Children’s Movement of Florida) says that “the well-being and education of our children in Florida must be the highest priority of government, business, non-profit institutions and families.” The Milk … Continue reading

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Sonnet: A Toast to the Constitution

A simple document in seven parts An easy read, including the amendments Compelling words that stir up young men’s hearts To sacrifice their lives for independence And sacrifice they did, that holy number Was yearly multiplied in foreign fields In … Continue reading

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Make No Mistake, It’s Still Liberty or Death!

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer I know that I am the odd man out when I say I could care less about the Jaguars. But given that, you must admit that professional football is a fantasy world where the … Continue reading

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Property Rights and Environmental Public Policy

Indeed, the principal reason why, in the first place, states and cities were ever organized at all was to defend private property. – Cicero 1 In 1772, shortly before the beginning of the Revolutionary War, Samuel Adams, who was a … Continue reading

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Toward a Clearer Understanding of Universal Human Rights

Originally posted on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog It was never the people who complained of the universality of human rights, nor did the people consider human rights as a Western or Northern imposition. It was often their leaders who … Continue reading

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Dr. Dale Jamieson on ‘The Moral and Political Challenges of Climate Change’

Originally posted on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog On Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 I attended a lecture by Dr. Dale Jamieson, director of environmental studies at New York University, on “The Moral and Political Challenges of Climate Change” at the … Continue reading

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Mixing Religion with Politics

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer It is impossible to keep religion out of politics. Why, you ask? Because a few folks involved in politics actually know God, and others have strong religious beliefs that supersede and drive their political … Continue reading

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How to Overthrow the Government

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer I think that it is way past time that we overthrew the government that is currently in power, and put in some decent, honest folks that know what’s important and what’s not. While it … Continue reading

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I Want to Live in a City…

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer Mayor John Peyton has been fighting a battle with the people of Jacksonville over his irrational desire to raise taxes during a recession. The overwhelming majority of taxpayers don’t want a tax increase and … Continue reading

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What is Wrong

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer It seems to me that things are terribly wrong and that my fellow citizens are slipping back into the abyss of subjection and slavery. This is a non-partisan observation. I am not laying the … Continue reading

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Song: A New Lyric for “America the Beautiful”

O beautiful for stony heights, From whence to see our land. With Constitution, Bill of Rights Kept safely close at hand. America! America! Has all your glory past? Shall tyranny, not liberty, Reign over us at last? O beautiful for … Continue reading

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The Business of Government

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer Recently Mayor Peyton sent everyone an e-mail in which he said that it was his intention to run the City of Jacksonville like a business. The problem is that the City of Jacksonville should … Continue reading

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The Party of ‘Hell No’

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer The United States has ceased to be a constitutional republic. Our country was established by the adoption of a constitution that is no longer in force in any real way. Our social structures are … Continue reading

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Demanding Liberty

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer On April 15th, more than 4,000 patriots gathered at the Jacksonville Landing as part of a national network of Tax Day Tea Parties that are said to have attracted more than a million participants. … Continue reading

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A Letter to Secretary Janet Napolitano

April 16, 2009 Certified Mail Secretary Janet Napolitano Department of Homeland Security U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528 Madame Secretary: I have read with great interest the recent report: Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence … Continue reading

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Rose’s Political Continuum

Originally published in the Florida Student Philosophy Blog As a political philosopher, I believe that one of my tasks is to reduce complicated issues to basic principles. Hence this graphic. It represents my conclusions on the opposing ideas of war … Continue reading

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President Obama

Originally published in the Florida Student Philosophy Blog God bless the new President of the United States! Now let us do all we can do to help him uphold his oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United … Continue reading

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