Date: July 20, 2014
Gross violent battery is not…
…a simple matter of making and enforcing house rules.
It is not something which should be protected, or encouraged, by law.
Just because someone is caught doing something in your home, does not mean you have ownership over that person, nor a right to savagely injure them, nor a right to threaten their life.
…And you seriously need to detach yourself from this notion, that everything allegedly intended, or put into written law, by the founding fathers, was expected to be a fully binding road map of everybody’s future.
Things evolve…culture evolves…
We are talking about a situation which was probably already brought to a halt, before the father even made physical contact with the eighteen year old…What the father did, was almost certainly uncalled for, and maybe in it’s entirety.
This is not the wild west…Try to find at least a tiny bit of humane empathy, and some sense of social order…Okay?
You don’t seriously want to encourage these sorts of savage vigilantes, do you?
In a private home or not…that was a sickening abuse, and exploitation of loose laws.
As a side note…I always find it curious how so many people site the founding fathers, when arguing their own world views…and predictably, people act as if they knew the founding fathers…And of course, the founding fathers “obviously shared their own world views, and social goals”…and they are such “experts” on the founding fathers, and “what they intended”…including for the rest of us, forever.
You know what I think would be wonderful to watch?…
…I’d like the day to come, where we can resurrect from the dead the founding fathers…Then I’d like to see a reality show made, where in the truly bat shit insane “freemen”, “constitutionalists”, “self glorified, god given sovereigns”, are forced to live in a closed community, with our founding fathers as their neighbors…
…I would be tied to the television [for once, in over two decades], watching the developments unfold.
How long do you suppose it would take, before they started bucking heads with people from an entirely different time era, with different moral outlooks, and who never envisioned many of the things that exist today?
…I’d give the loonies maybe two weeks, before assassination attempts commenced.
…Then again…maybe the founding fathers would be so outraged at the behaviors of these “freemen”, they’d put them on trial and throw them into prison cells…or execute them.
Both are completely plausible…but I do not believe for one second, that it would turn into some fantastic love fest.
The founding fathers are long dead…Stop trying to speak for them…and for the rest of us.
The true strength of humans exists in our ability to empathize, to think, reason and learn individually, to evolve…and to rise above our weaknesses and impulses. It does not exist in shackling ourselves to the words and ideas, of long dead people who could never understand the world we are living in today.
What they imparted upon us is important…but not to the point, of justifying the down right stupid, inhumane and indefensible.
…I think they’d be outraged, if they knew the many ways their names and legacies were being used today.