Monthly Archives: January 2013

Inauguration Day 2013: The Principle of Absolutism

Yes indeed the President arrived armed with a remarkable missive and oratory skills to match. He had me, completely, at least up to the point where he contaminated the efffort with a somewhat temperamental understanding of this nation’s founding principles.                      

The cornerstone of my observation relies upon a proven understanding; that Principles are not transient and ever-changing. Now then, Mr. President, is it not the case that what defines a “Principle”, the essence of its nature, is that it must also be Absolute? True, given the partisan rhetoric of “our time”, I suppose it a form of poetic convenience or functionally rebellious for one (or all) to collapse upon the collective and malleable perspective that would suggest otherwise; a distortion one can clearly observe, in particular, through the Presidents use of the work “Absolutism.” For me, and perhaps you the reader, his misunderstanding reveals his ambitions by way of two key phrases both appearing in his Inauguration Address. 

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Gov’t: What why makes it all matter?

First a question: Have we grown tired of our independent thought? Do we prefer instead to expand the distance between the refuge of freedom favoring instead the shadows of antipathy and the growing rigors of rabid autocracy? For a Nation that claims to be freedom-loving it seems an appropriate question! 

I observe a growing resentment toward liberty and along with a reluctance to assert and preserve it; the ever-expanding bureaucratization of self-government, once held sacred now viewed as a petrified relic playing host to the necrotic ambitions of self-entitled elitists; a truly pagan and hypocritical animus. 

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