It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

05 September 2008

When Things Were Rotten

In times like these I turn to my go-to guys for inspiration.  They had lots of money, large estates, drank a lot of ale, grew hemp, and undoubtedly smoked the herb.  How else did our nation's founders come up with an idea as insanely revolutionary as this: 

Declare independence from the British Crown--not the king, but the crown (that's not my joke...first reader to buzz in with its originator does not get a pony), while simultaneously declaring that it is the inalienable right of all people to live lives free of tyranny, creating a republic with no monarchy attached...all in the name of personal freedom.

It is a little known fact that after the reading of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson led a crew in a spirited chorus of, "John Locke you rock!"

Okay, so they got pushed to that point by an oppressive regime that taxed the populace to death, passing any obstructive ordinance it could think of to make the citizens of the thirteen colonies as miserable as possible.  But when things like that happen I think it's safe to say that people often turn to alcohol and narcotics, just ask the Merry Pranksters (Pampers would no doubt say that instead they cling to their bibles and their guns).

I have no time for politically correct discussions of rich white guys who owned slaves and blah blah blah.  I got plenty of that in college and it does not take away from the fact that these men, and the women who influenced them, laid down maxims that gave voice to the growing discontent of people suffering from castration without representation, and spoke words that will eternally call out to those of us who can't get enough of liberty and equality.  So to start off I think I'll go to my home slice.  He put the hardy in party, and poop in the potty from the comfort of your homey johnny on the spotty.  Let's have a great big welcome for the renowned mound of the unbound...Benjamin Franklin!

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

In other words, all you Pamperbots, "journalists," and Democratic Party leaders out there that don't have a problem with the caucus fraud, the DNC's violating of its own charter, the intimidation of pledged delegates at the Democratic Party's National Convention, or a completely rigged roll call vote because it helped advance your messiah, are wholly and totally unworthy of the rights that we have granted ourselves in the Constitution of the United States. Still you have those rights, and I will not hesitate to defend your ability to exercise them. But when those aforementioned events take place it is my right, and my obligation under that same constitution, to stand against those that perpetrated and supported them.

And we will continue to stand against you, for as John Adams so poignantly wrote to his wife Abigail, "...a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

I for one am not willing to let one of the greatest political and societal experiments in the history of humanity fail because of the likes of you.  But that doesn't mean the work stops once you are defeated.  We have a long row to hoe in America before the Founders' dream, a vision augmented and redefined over time by leaders of many skin colors and ethnicities, is fulfilled in its totality.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A very passionate patriotic rant. I also see our struggle as one to honor and respect the foundations of our democracy. It is the one thing that so many blinded by the Obamanation fail to see. But alas, they are too far gone.

Keep up the fight!