The quote mentioned at Legal Insurrection below has GOT to be one of the most historically tone deaf quotes from a man who is supposed to be one of the best orators alive. No one who is at all familiar with the beginnings of the Second World War can forget the image of Neville Chamberlain standing outside 10 Downing Street proclaiming “Peace for our time.”
Adopting the language of appeasement, even unconsciously, reveals much about the future we will have if we continue down the path Obama would lead us. Like Neville Chamberlain, Barack Obama may be well intentioned but good intentions are not enough. My own faith talks about not just correct worship (orthodoxia) but correct actions (orthopraxia), because you cannot have one without the other. These good intentions are constantly belied by the paternalism, corruption and cronyism that have constantly constantly plagued the first term of the Obama administration.
We can only hope for better in the second. But I’m not holding my breath.
And we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice – not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity; human dignity and justice.
Most brilliant speech writer ever uses “peace in our time” in his historic world-changing speech – Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion
» Most brilliant speech writer ever uses “peace in our time” in his historic world-changing speech – Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion.
Posted in News, Politics
Today’s word of the day is flagitious. It comes from the latin, all words having to do with wickedness or angry demands. It can mean either vicious or brutal crimes, or it can mean scandalous or infamous.
I saw it used in an excellent context today, which I share without comment below.
The corollary, from the first position, is, that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
The prohibition is general. No clause in the Constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give to congress a power to disarm the people. Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under some general pretence by a state legislature. But if in any blind pursuit of inordinate power, either should attempt it, this amendment may be appealed to as a restraint on both.
William Rawle, A View of the Constitution of the United States 125–26 1829 (2d ed.)
New Alto Wall.
Starting over is tough. Restarting this blog required a major amount of work. Anything worthwhile is usually going to require effort to drive through to the end and accomplish the goal. Hopefully this will be that thing. I’m commited to at least a few short posts a day to start, and as I get into the groove hopefully an occaisonal longer post.
My favorite liberal, Mickey Kaus posts an interesting set of letters about the unintended consequences of the push for electronic medical records, and how it is actually harming medical care and raising medical costs. Doctor’s are spending more time as clerks and less time as healers. Fewer patients are being seen, but billings are going up per patient because things that normally doctors did not charge for are now being billed.
Obama’s Great Health Leap Forward | The Daily Caller.
If only Romney had spent 10 minutes explaining his viewpoint on the Detroit bailout half so well, he would be president right now.
» British MEP Daniel Hannan delivers electrifying take down of Occupy – Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion.
Saxon Pub, December 2012
This is a picture I took recently at the Saxon Pub. My son and I went and enjoyed the heck out of ourselves. Nakia was his usual hyperkinetic self. The addition of a small horn section and backup singers really made the show exciting. The backup singers were Courtney Sanchez and Akina Adderly. Both are well worth seeing on their own.
To me the highlight of the night was listening to one of Nakia’s new songs, “Make up with a Gun”. Of course I heard it as “Naked with a Gun” which had all sorts of interesting images floating through my head as I tried to make sense of the lyrics. Once it is released on his upcoming album I’ll have to re-listen to it.
Nakia has some upcoming concerts at the Saxon and the Sahara lounge. Recommended.
Posted in Music
Something screwed up my old WordPress site. Lost all my (few) posts.
Here we go again….