Friday, October 31, 2008

We have the best commenters

Free-range Oyster, The rise of a king.

I saw a disturbing thing today: a man who wished to be a slave. An anonymous poster joined the discussion over at E3 Gazette, and had the following to say (emphasis mine):

"I can't wait for eight LOOOOOOOOOOOONG years of OBAMA rule"

Now the inimitable Mark Paules already made a simple rebuttal regarding the use of that word, and how inappropriate it is in light of our system of representative government. The problem here is not just that the term "rule" is inappropriate. It is frightening. It frightens because of what it reveals of the mentality of this person, and probably many others...

I'm not suppoosed to say it... but
Go read the whole thing.


  1. Channelling Sam Kinison: Say it, SAY IT! SAYYYY! ITTTTT!!!!!

    Oyster is absolutely right. Our Framers wanted a government of laws and not of men. The Israelites had the former. They had a system under which a boy was expected to know the law of the community before his 13th birthday, when he would stand before his congregation and say "Today, I am a man!". No one expected him to be a Talmudic scholar at that point, able to argue the finest points of the Law. But he knew the standards by which his conduct, and that of his neighbors, were to be judged. The idea that a government could arbitrarily change the Law (which had been handed down by God Himself) was unthinkable.

    In contrast, Senator Obama has expressed disappointment in the ability of our courts to redefine the Constitution to enact "social justice" based not on clear rules of conduct, but on the respective membership in aggrieved groups, of the parties to a controversy. Under such a regime, it is impossible for a person to know whether his behavior is to be punished or rewarded until after the fact, making punishment itself cruel and pointless, while reward becomes a merely a payoff for political support.

    This is not an environment conducive to making good long-term decisions. Instead, people are encouraged to do what feels good now, and damn the future consequences. That is a recipe for misery.

  2. "We Have the Best Commenters"

    I'm convinced.

    - MuscleDaddy


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