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Reared For Immortality

Posted in Books & Reading, Politics on January 27th, 2015

 

Joseph Story, who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1811 to 1845, is best known outside of legal circle for his magisterial treatise of US Constitution, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, which was first published in 1833 and, to this day, is considered one of seminal publications on the highest and most fundamental sets of American law and jurisprudence.

In all truth, Justice Story’s various writings but most especially his Commentaries, should be required reading in schools. Sadly however, I have never even heard about it being on an optional reading list.

Then this oversight might be explained by Story’s own words in Book II (2nd edition and later) of his Commentaries:

If these Commentaries shall but inspire in the rising generation a more ardent love of their country, an unquenchable thirst for liberty, and a profound reverence for the constitution and the union, then they will have accomplished all that their author ought to desire. Let the American youth never forget that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capable, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence. The structure has been erected by architects of consummate skill and fidelity; its foundations are solid; its compartments are beautiful as well as useful; its arrangements are full of wisdom and order; and its defenses are impregnable from without. It has been reared for immortality, if the work of man may justly aspire to such a title. It may, nevertheless, perish in an hour by the folly, or corruption, or negligence of its only keepers, THE PEOPLE. Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people in order to betray them.

If the Commentaries accomplished all that their author ought to desire, America would never have reached a point when and where what passes for our educational system did not include the work in the curriculum. Now, our nation having reached the point when and where it is only the profligate who are rewarded, Justice Story’s work is antithetical to ideology that the school system wants to inculcate in the rising generation.

After all, since the 1960s the schools system has been more and more striving to teach the American youth to forget that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors. Indeed, quite the opposite is taught now in what passes for our public schools.

And therein is meat of the problem. America’s domestic enemies know and capitalize upon the fact that America has been reared for immortality, but that it may perish in an hour by the folly, or corruption, or negligence of its only keepers, the People.

Related Reading:

The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life
The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students (Norton Books in Education)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics
The Laws (Penguin Classics)

Three Little Words

Posted in Politics on January 25th, 2015

Obama The Pharaoh - Every son that is born you shall cast into the river!In what passes for the relationship between Obama and the American people and the relationship between the boy and we, the People’s duly elected Congress the three little words now most often coming from Obama’s lips aren’t, “I love You.” No! What the boy now screams is, “I Will Veto!”

Of course, if we keep to the relationship analogy, this is to be expected. Obama is an adulterous abuser and, as is sadly common for the Black male, the perpetrator of domestic violence.

This is, even beyond Obama’s racial-cultural proclivities and inclinations, to be expected. The boy is a small and mean person with serious self-image problems that have resulted in a dangerously narcissistic personality disorder. It’s not really any surprise at all that he would take the road he has chosen to shuffle down.

In every election since Obama was installed in the White House the country has voted to make Congress more and more conservative. Yet, Obama’s response to this hasn’t been to shift his policy desires; it’s been to become more and more angry, obstinate, and obstructive to the progress that we, the People have clearly stated we wanted.

Related Reading:

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to HighSchool--How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle (Updated Edition)
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up For Others
The Amateur
The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy: Insights and Evidence
Congress and Its Members, 14th Edition

Islam Means Peace

Posted in Humor, Politics, Religion, Society on January 23rd, 2015

Islam Means Peace
Islam Means Peace! It Really Does!

Both etymologically and in common practice “Islam” means “Peace” and, hence both the Muslims and their Dhimmis are correct in saying that Islam is the religion of peace. Of course, it’s the same, exact sort of peace that the “House Negroes” aka “House Niggers” achieved between themselves and their masters – the peace of uncontested slavery.

Neither the peace of Islam nor peace with Islam is anything that any freeman should ever accept.

Related Reading:

The Muslim Next Door: The Qur'an, the Media, and That Veil Thing
Somewhere Between Black and White
How & Why I Converted to Islam
Society: The Basics (12th Edition)
Peace