What George Said

Seems more important than a “pet peeve”, but this has always been a pet peeve of mine.

Protesting is great, so are mailers, letters to the editors, banners, Facebook posts, Tweets, memes, etc… The whole idea of a protest, whatever it’s form, is to call attention to an issue.

Respect for its authority, compliance with its laws, acquiescence in its measures, are duties enjoined by the fundamental maxims of true liberty.  The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.  But the constitution which at any time exists till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people is sacredly obligatory upon all.  The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.

George Washington

Farewell Address

September 17, 1796

 

So choose whatever form or fashion that you which to express your view, but like George said, the law is the law until we change it.

Garin

Poor as my writing might be, I still like to write. I’ve written a blog or two in the past, but at one point or another they each became a chore rather than a joyful pastime. C.S. Lewis said, regarding writing, “Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things, and nothing else.” I will be following Lewis’ advice so this blog, which bears my name, will remain a joyful pastime. Hope you like bikes.

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