Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet.

Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet

Virginia State Constitution: Article 1; Section 13
That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

Alabama State Constitution: Article 1: Section 26
That every Citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the State.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Evil requires no reason

Sandy Hook Elementary School
December 14th, 2012
All I have is a voice
To undo the folded lie,
The romantic lie in the brain
Of the sensual man-in-the-street
And the lie of Authority
Whose buildings grope the sky:
There is no such thing as the State
And no one exists alone;
Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die.

Defenseless under the night
Our world in stupor lies;
Yet, dotted everywhere,
Ironic points of light
Flash out wherever the Just
Exchange their messages:
May I, composed like them
Of Eros and of dust,
Beleaguered by the same
Negation and despair,
Show an affirming flame.”
 - W.H. Auden


Old NFO said...

Well said...

lotta joy said...

When you send your kid to kindergarten, you expect to be able to pick them up and take them home. I was shocked when I realized those little bodies would have to remain in place while the police took photos and made their drawings of the crime scene. Reminds me of when the Amish school got attacked.

Broken Andy said...

Good post, MSgt B.

MSgt B said...

Old NFO - I couldn't think of any of my own words that would be fit to put down for public consumption, so I used someone else's.

Lotta Joy - Soon those parents will turn to anger. You ain't seen nothin' yet.

Andy - Thanks, and thanks again for taking your daughter to lay wreaths at Arlington.