Thought of the Day

In the vain hope that this won’t turn into a pissing match among kids wanting me to referee their personal grievances, which I have absolutely no interest in. I have quite enough of that with the Imperial Heirs, thank you very much, and at least they have the legitimate excuse of NOT being adults who ought to know better. One might even go as far as to say that they are, indeed, entitled to a bit of refereeing, seeing as how they’re pretty new to this being a human being thing and all and, as such, might reasonably expect their own father, who played a part in throwing them into this world, to help them out in such things.

In the whole Bundy affair, I hear a lot of “well it’s the law, so he’s in the wrong” etc. and so forth.

The argument has some merit. But then you have to consider when the law is moral and just as opposed to being immoral and unjust.

And should you just follow it regardless because “it’s the law?”

If that is your opinion, then you should probably brush up on your high school German, because it sounds so much better in that language. They have tradition behind them, after all.

As to myself, the only law I recognize, apart from G-d’s, is the Constitution. And if something is in violation of that, then it’s not law. It’s certainly not something that I have an obligation, morally or otherwise, to follow. I seem to recall having sworn an oath to that effect and, it may be due to my ancient roots in a culture where such things as honor, duty and oaths actually mean something, oaths can’t be revoked just because Befehl ist Befehl.

It seems to me that we fought a revolutionary war over stuff like that. Obviously that doesn’t matter anymore, because if the law says something now, then you’re automatically wrong if you don’t follow the orders set down by said law.

Which is interesting. Because you know, slavery was once very much the law. I suppose that those evil terrorist rabble rousers who thought that it wasn’t right for people to OWN other people had no legal leg to stand on, so fuck them. Because they were against The Law™. In Germany, and it’s sad that we have to keep bringing this up, it was once very much legal to cart Jews off to camps, so I suppose that the Germans who were against that really deserved all of the Gestapo raids they got as a result. Because fuck them. It may not be RIGHT to steal the Jews’ property and send them off to labor camps, but it was the LAW, so who were those assholes to oppose it?

Or take the slight misunderstanding of 1776. King George was doing nothing wrong. He was just trying to enforce The Law™, but those pesky colonialists, rather than resorting to peaceful means (that they also didn’t have because the deck was stacked very carefully against them too), insisted on not respecting The Law™.

The bastards! If only they’d been all hanged, every single one of the Founding Fathers, because they clearly had no right to do what they were doing.

In fact, all of you doctrinaire respecters of the Rule of Law™ owe Britain a big, huge apology and a “please will you forgive us and accept us as a colony again?”

In the unlikely event that you want to be consistent in your argument, that is.

I’m sure Her Royal Majesty will be amused, if a bit befuddled at your sudden request to be welcomed back into the fold again.

Hey, you might even get to enjoy cricket. With a bit of effort. OK, a lot of effort.

As to myself, “it’s The Law™” won’t ever be sufficient. I guess I’m too much of an extremist for that. It has to be moral and just as well and, for starters, it would be nice if we could at LEAST agree that it has to be CONSTITUTIONAL before we’ll even consider the legitimacy of it.

But obviously that has been bred out of this nation too.

Too bad. I thought we’d taught you better through our colossal fuckups “in the name of The Law™”. I guess I was wrong.

Thatisall.

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LCBren
LCBren

Misha: I dont know enough to comment…literally. But I do thank Almighty God for no shots fired and no one dead. No taking either side, but this could have blown up quite easily. Bundy will have a beef with the government, the government says it has a beef with him and used heavyhanded idiot tactics with the subtlety, tact and… Read more »

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

When it comes to “It’s the law!” consider that it is all but impossible not to commit multiple felonies through the day just going about your business. For instance, Tuesday was that wonderful time of the year when Uncle Obama Sam robs us blind asks us to pay our taxes. That tax code is impossible to comply with. I read… Read more »

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan

This is one of those cases where I’m completely against the government actions, but I can’t seem to fully get behind Bundy. It could be nothing more than me not understanding the use of public land and what the BLM does verses what it should be doing. One thing I’m sure of, something stinks in Nevada and I hope that… Read more »

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan @ #: This is one of those cases where I’m completely against the government actions, but I can’t seem to fully get behind Bundy. It could be nothing more than me not understanding the use of public land and what the BLM does verses what it should be doing. There is a lot… Read more »

dasbow
dasbow

It isn’t public land anymore, it’s the government’s land. Those aren’t the same thing anymore, and that’s a problem. Just another example of government always grabbing for power and control. It never eases up, People with power always want more power, and are willing and eager to use the power they already have to gain more. It’s our job, it’s… Read more »

Crustyrusty
Crustyrusty

It doesn’t matter whether Bundy is right or wrong. The fact that a group of unarmed peaceful protesters who thought he was right were beaten, tased and herded into bullshit “first amendment areas” was enough to justify an armed response.

People are sick and tired of federal bullshit.

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan

And that is exactly where. I’m at with all this Crusty. I’m backing the people, Bundy is an after thought at this point.

0007
0007

There was a post on another blog by a rnother FORMER rancher from that area who did a really good job of explaining the how and what of signing up for the BLM range use. The short was that the signer gave up all of his rights to do anything in regards to the land he was asking to make… Read more »

LuckyLeo
LuckyLeo

My viewpoint on this is the same as Misha’s Hell, Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks and Mahatma Gandhi were are “criminals” in the eyes of the law — let alone the Founding Fathers. So Bundy is a criminal because he is in defiance of an unjust law? Okay. Then how about 85% percent of the Connecticut’s gun owners or… Read more »

FrankOK
FrankOK

Wouldn’t it be a kick in the ass if, assuming the stink hit the rotating airfoil, the USA was returned to its rightful owners using that cheap Russian ammo that can be found everywhere on the net?

Oh, the IRONY …

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery

LuckyLeo says: So what happened in Nevada is just the beginning, my fellow Rotties. Better get yourselves prepared. Things are going to change very soon and very quickly. People are fed up with fedgov, and “American Exceptionalism” is rearing its ugly head! This may make some very uncomfortable. So “your mileage may vary” on this one. maybe the oppressors will… Read more »

LuckyLeo
LuckyLeo

maybe the oppressors will soil themselves in fright at the uprising against them and their “laws” and leave this country for good……. I do believe in miracles, I do, I do, I do…. Stranger things have happened in history… Seriously though, there is a change coming. What’s happening in Connecticut, New York State and Nevada is showing that something is… Read more »

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan

LuckyLeo says: Hell, Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks and Mahatma Gandhi were are “criminals” in the eyes of the law — let alone the Founding Fathers. So Bundy is a criminal because he is in defiance of an unjust law? Okay. Then how about 85% percent of the Connecticut’s gun owners or how about the estimated 99.75% of FRIGGIN’… Read more »

LuckyLeo
LuckyLeo

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan says: : I’m not necessarily disagreeing with ya. The truth is I’m not well enough versed in the industry, land use or agricultural contracts to make an informed opinion. Bundy may very well have a just and moral reason to be breaking this piece of law, then again he may just be parasite… Read more »

single stack
single stack

I have never in my life done, or not done, anything out of respect for the law, as I have no respect for the law; I never have. I do, or not do, what I do because it’s the right thing to do. Law has nothing to do with it. I sometimes do, or don’t do, things because of the… Read more »

LC R6
LC R6

I was hoping for an embarrassment of fedgovco in the Nevada standoff, but didn’t really expect an all out firefight……yet.

But after hearing harry “can’t die fast enough and hideously enough of some horrible cancer” screed today, I’m hoping a firefight is exactly what that motherfucker gets in his own backyard.

bruce
bruce

how come the blm,an international agency gets to carry guns and forces us to do anything in america.the judges ruling on this are corrupt and getting paid off.i have seen judges make up the law in order to aid a favored client.we can no longer trust any branch of our government.you should have food, guns and ammo if you have… Read more »

nealinnevada
nealinnevada

The land of Nevada SHOULD belong to the counties of Nevada…but no federal politician will fight for this. None. It makes no difference if an R or D is after their name, they are equally useless when it comes to this issue. Why? The votes lie in the urban areas and to these folks their consumables come from “stores”. Not… Read more »