The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is arguably the most beautiful place in America. On a higher plane there exists a spirituality here that I have found nowhere else. Poised upon this sanctorium so empowered in God’s majestic grandeur I feel at once alone and at home. In the overwhelming void within the chasm’s depth and breadth abides a near perfect communion with our Father’s Grace.
We each have one life to live. From birth to death the minutes, hours or years are finite. It is amazing to me how few realize that accepting a job is literally selling a portion of our life. Of course, “making a living”, by one means or another, is mandatory. Yet so many sell their lives much too cheaply and spend the balance in frivolous trivia.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”
-Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás (George Santayana)
Why do we elect so many politicians who are functionally illiterate in the study of history? Afghanistan historically the bane of empires. The only times in which the country has been held in subjugation a sustained length of time were those in which the Mongol Khans invaded and virtually eliminated the tribal population. All Afghan invaders watched the blood of thier warriors soak into the desert sands until they too withdrew in defeat.
One must long wander forsaken in darkness to cherish in grace a solitary ray of sunlight.
There are currently several legislative “cures” proposed to address the many political crisis which have arisen of late. I seriously doubt that attempting to create a cure through the same process which spawned the existing abomination will work.
Perhaps we would be better advised to focus upon the judiciary. Federal judges are charged with ensuring that government activities remain within proscribed limits of the Constitution. If they are not doing their sworn duty than they should be replaced. Impeachment is an alternative which is rarely used within the judicial branch of government except in cases of blatant moral promiscuity.
All elected and non-elected public officials who swear to uphold the Constitution and then fail to do so should be replaced. I doubt if legislation limiting legislation will have much effect upon this current mess nor any future one. Rather, more legislation simply produces more “loopholes” through which advocates of plethora of unconstitutional programs can be instituted.
I support hiring people who are true to their sworn word. In the end it we the people who must send those servants to Washington who represent, support and pocess the moral character to maintain the values we cherish. And, perhaps, the previous sentence accuratly describes why we are in the current political/social situation.