Some formatting didn't translate from MS Word exactly as I would have liked, but there you are.
That's pretty much it, the rest of the discussion revolves around how they try to get it done.
Bump for later.
Up until 1870 Harvard Law School taught that God was the origin of all morals and laws. That is when case law began to be taught when Christopher Columbus Langdell was appointed Dane Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. The reason this was done was because the previous method of teaching students were taught about the law and Constitution as solid and unchangeable because the law was based on absolutes given to us by God.
Langdell and the man who appointed him, Charles William Elliot, were both believers in Darwin’s Origin of Species and sought to remove God from the law and from the public. The farther men go from God, the more atrocities they are capable of committing.
Our Founding Fathers understood this and attempted to make a limited central government tied down as much as possible to keep it away from power. It's been a good run of a little over 200 years, but it's ending now. Those who seek power have finally found a way to take unimpeded control of our government.
Why? We have a heck of a military and a LOT of money. That translates into so much power that those who crave it have salivated for years over it. And the not ha-ha funny thing is how they did it. They took what the Founders thought would keep us free and subjugated it to their will: the press.
However, I think you underestimate the extent to which many of those who desire power deceive themselves, this being more true of the followers than the top leaders.
Many if not most sincerely believe they are working for the greater good of humanity. This, however, makes them more dangerous, not less.
As CS Lewis pointed out, there is an inherent limit on greed. There is none on those who want to do us good.
A Noumenon BTT. I’d cut Nietzsche a little slack, myself. When he was sane, he saw Europe rejecting God and called it like he saw it. After that, not so good - he went from fantasizing Superman to screaming in a mental institution.
Thanks for posting this ... printing it out for my bedtime reading.
BTTT BFLR ASAP ETC
You wrote this? Wow. You are, sir, a true scholar. May God bless you in your journey.
Thank you. This explains philosophically why this country will hit the train wreck and the inevitable CW2. The old school liberal is gone, replaced by the New Left who is not interested in “getting along” or working on any common ground, but instead getting in our faces, “by any means necessary”.
This is why even though I live in Minnesota and have a business in Minnesota, I do not consider myself to be a Minnesotan (even though there are many fine conservatives up here).
Have you submitted this to Human Events? I think you should submit it to some publisher, and Jason Mattera has taken over Human Events.
Excellent essay by a fellow FReeper.
Who is "Anny?"
A year ago I gave myself a significantly less than even chance of surviving this administration. Lately, I've begun to see a few positives, enough to reconsider and give myself a little better than even chance. This cold civil war that's been going on for over 40 years might still flare up, but I sense a resolution in my lifetime.
Eight to ten years in the future, from 2002.....not much time left?