Monthly Archives: August 2012

Romney: An Opportunity to Distinguish

The coming weeks Republican National Convention will be never-ending source of political commentary and analysis most of which will center around the presumptive Candidate, Mitt Romney and his V.P. designee, Paul Ryan; no surprise here. At the moment most polls show the race between the President and Gov. Romney evenly split which I find, considering that proximity of the November election, to be a sign that the challenger is failing miserably in the OnPoint message category.  

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When the Rule is Not the Law

“When government is able to assume a right to govern simply by the claim that it can, it then can also give license to impulse and impulse responses are rarely considerate, measured or functional.”  

This past week the Russian State exhibited the natural temptation of government licensed to operate at will; the monolithic mind-trap of interconnected fiefdoms did little to conceal its disfavor with a popular Punk Rock Group and the Russian Judicial System quickly fell rhythmically instep with party line handing the Punk Trio a two year sentence. In Russia, those who Rule are licensed to script at will what for the moment is thought of as the Law; there is no Russian equivalent to the American Bill of Rights. 

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Standing in Line: A Meaningless Form

Consider this: The ordinary man, his name is Bill, walking down the street who stops when he notices a long line of people standing along the sidewalk of full City block; he looks to his left and right and to him it appears as if the line continues around the block in both directions. His curiosity peaked he crosses the street and asks; “So, what’s this all about?”  One guy responds, “Can’t you see, we’re standing in line!” Within seconds the ribbon of people turn and look at him erupting into a dissonant cacophony of reprimands, “hey stupid, can’t you see there’s a line here, not cuts, go back to the end of the line!”  Annoyed by the response Bill continues along the line occasionally asking the same question receiving a similar response; he turns the corner and again he sees that the line does indeed continue.  He ask a woman; “Mam, can you tell me where the end of the line is?” She responds by pointing over her shoulder and with a bruising pitch proclaims,  “It’s back there!”  

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