Slow Poison

by Glenn Fairman7/6/15

Did the 14th amendment do all that? Ideas indeed have consequences. Their vibrations topple the nations and leave bitter occasions for sons and sons to weep. Ill-considered passion in legislation is an adder in the nest — a slow poison inheritance that drives a pike through the very heart of ordered liberty — straying far beyond our parochial intent.


Glenn Fairman writes from Highland, Ca.
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10 Responses to Slow Poison

  1. Steve Lancaster says:

    Glenn,
    The progressive mind cannot bear the idea that everything they feel is the wrong way to conduct an orderly government. Most of them have no concept of natural law or consensual government. They only see their political agenda and the road to power. This what they want, power, unabridged, and overseeing all activity. They are rotten to the core. The enemies of liberty.

  2. Timothy Lane says:

    Well, technically, the most recent problems resulted from ill-considered passion in the judiciary, not the legislature. Sic semper SCOTUS.

    • Glenn Fairman says:

      Indeed…..ill-considered legislation from an organ in which direct legislation was forbidden in its limited scope of powers.

  3. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    The idea that “words mean things” is the idea that there are limits on our appetites, and for good reason or else you can’t live in the kind of decent society where you know what the laws are ahead of time. Anything else is just a dictatorship. Literally people dictating the law to you based on what they want at the time.

    Those who have given in on the “gay marriage” thing are foolish. If you can redefine something as basic as a man-woman marriage, everything is up for grabs. Soon you live in a society where words don’t mean things. And that is not a society where citizens can have a basic understanding with each other. And, really, this state of affair suits the evil types such as Obama for whom chaos and suspicion is a plus. There are dark forces arrayed against us.

    All of my words are entirely over the head of the tattoo crowd. This, too, is a symptom of the intentional intellectual chaos inserted into our society by those who mean to vandalize it.

    • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

      the intentional intellectual chaos inserted into our society by those who mean to vandalize it

      The Left has, to a very large degree, succeeded in making people’s minds the equivalent of re-writable CD’s. What we said yesterday is not good for us today so “Woosh”, it’s now erased and we will upload our new approved info onto your disk.

      They do not want a permanent operating system as that means people would have parameters within which they would morally function.

    • Pst4usa says:

      Brad don’ t you think that the idea that “words have meaning” got its final nail in the coffin, by the latest SCOTUS rulings? You are right, if marriage can be redefined, there are no limits to what will be changed. State only means State when we, the all knowing and all powerful, want it to; it all depends on what your definition of “IS”, is!
      Words have meaning alright, just not a fixed meaning anymore.

      • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

        Pat, I think it was on Rush’s show yesterday that he mentioned that someone on the Left said that logic and reason were “racist” because they were based on “white privilege,” or something like that.

        We should state plainly what this is: mentally insane. Michael Savage can be a bit bombastic at times. But when he called liberalism a “mental disorder,” I don’t think he was too off the mark.

        We’re no longer dealing with just policy differences or differing visions for what this country should be. One side is as crazy as a cuckoo clock.

  4. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    Ill-considered passion in legislation is an adder in the nest

    What did Churchill say?

    When the situation was manageable it was neglected, and now that it is thoroughly out of hand we apply too late the remedies which then might have effected a cure.

    There is nothing new in the story. It is as old as the sibylline books. It falls into that long, dismal catalogue of the fruitlessness of experience and the confirmed unteachability of mankind. Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong-these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.

    That would apply to much of our ill considered legislation.

  5. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    “The World We Knew (Over And Over)”

    Over and over I keep going over the world we knew
    Once when you walked beside me
    That inconceivable, that unbelievable world we knew
    When we two were in love

    And every bright neon sign turned into stars
    And the sun and the moon seemed to be ours
    Each road that we took turned into gold
    But the dream was too much for you to hold

    Now over and over I keep going over the world we knew
    Days when you used to love me

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