I’ve aged enough to know silence as a friendly response, to either my idiocy or my genius, and to accept the condition of either reality.
~tdv 01.20.2013 ~tweet
There are objects of my mind, some long settled and newly reasoned, things that bear such weight, that the consequence of their mention is prohibitive… at least in my mind.
Words from my reason, my ideas, may not only be such that bind and bend the different soul in a particular circumstance, they as well can be of a sort that cannot be entrusted to any or as many and great, that these may be turned in upon, and find harm to invisible men.
But these same compulsive ponderings on the effect of my expounding, that lead me silent, might have a result counter to my imagining, and do damage by their never being heard.
It is a bit of a curse, I think, a sort of hyper-diligence to duty, to honor and responsibility, that I self-censor so. As well I sit with a bit of distrust. It’s not either that I fancy myself some immortal pillar of virtue, for the contrary is clear. Nor is it that I think so highly of mine own creations, for that opposite potentiality is half of the conundrum.
So I’ll take council with my God, as we have kept and may keep these unspoken, lest a man offer to guide my voice, whom I’ll promptly ignore, and return to my original council.
Existence of a liberty no more justifies its particular exercise, than its passiveness renders it just.
UPDATE 10.01.12: To clarify, this writing has NO bearing on our Constitutionally protected freedom of speech! Don’t try to make the connection between this article and recent calls for Americans to shut up to appease Islamic murderers, as I firmly believe these calls are dangerous to our republic, and downright idiotic.
This article is simple introspection, and any correlation inferred by you radical leftist America-haters is pure hog sh!t before it’s even digested.
What’s left when there’s nothing left by the left? @
When faced with the issue of Constitutionality, the statist will either interpret-to-suit or claim the document invalid. ~tdv @ 05.27.2012
Related: Our Imbecilic Constitution, 05.28.12, by Sanford Levinson, N.Y.Times
Obama’s Continuing Assault on the Constitution
02.14.12, by Mike Brownfield:
…President Obama has time and time again taken actions contrary to the principles of the founding document he swore to uphold, setting forth on a heretofore uncharted path of unconstitutionality that will fundamentally change the character of this Republic for the worse, not for the better.
Progressivism is simply the systematic, incremental, patient progression away from Constitutional government, and toward centralized power. @
Obamacare Versus the U.S. Constitution
03.26.2012, by Alan Caruba :
In a nation where Congress has already determined how much water your toilet tank can hold and whether you can purchase a 100-watt incandescent light bulb, the assertion of federal power is now so great and so unbounded that a case concerning the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), brought by 26 states will decide whether, in fact, there are any rights or powers left to the states.
President Obama’s top 10 constitutional violations
12.04.2011, By Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute:
And so it’s a good thing that Americans are taking their founding document seriously. After all, the Constitution is the font of all federal power.
I’m f’n tired, by this obligation to life & liberty, angry, at the many who shun their duty to either. @
The coward is silent, so the evil in his midst defines him. @
Note: The preceding random musings are mine, except as quoted/linked. ~tdv (@subconch) The @ symbols take you to the specific quotes on twitter if you care to RT, Favorite, or Reply.