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Freedom of Silence: De Tocqueville Was Right
~ a poem
Jan 13, 2019
Free to speak, but not to dissent,
Once a majority is irrevocably pronounced
Perpetually this mass adores its opinion
And the thinker, so abused, withdraws to silence,
Chains and executioners are coarse, indeed,
No spark of brilliance can long exist
John H. Doyle is an attorney, farmer and father of five young children. A graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia School of Law, John launched his legal career in the corporate and securities group of a large law firm in Washington, DC, before starting his own practice representing technology companies as in-house counsel. Along the way John married his high school sweetheart, Joan, who brought him back to Maine; the place her family has called home since before the Revolutionary War. John, Joan and their children now carry on the tradition of farming at the historic family homestead.