if, while all around you others contend,
in rancorous silly debate,
if, you can stay away,
and distant & aloof from such fray.
(and pretend it does not matter.)
well, then my son, (my little drop),
you'll collect your pension,
and your "conviction,"
shall cost you nary a sunday chop.
a poem, by contemporary kipling.
w/ sincere apology to rudyard kipling, who grew when men were iron, and ships were wood.
john jay @ 06.27.2012
p.s. the dred scott decision laid the ground work, in the legal context, for the first american civil war.
this case makes the second inevitable.
now, we have neither the men with courage, nor the institution with a sense of preservation, nor the rule of law to protect against the vicious inroads that shall be advanced by the left toward the erosion of our freedom and liberty.
nothing stands in the way of the collective colossus after this decision.
there is naught to do but prepare for the bloody fight.
(and if you think you second amendment right means much with this court "protecting" you, then you are a prize idiot. for you see, justice roberts has just said, as openly as possible, that you are not only your own best protection, but, that you are your only protection. i am afraid that the playing field has now been defined as violence versus violence.
not for him to stand in the way, don't you see? no referee in this fight, just elevated and distanced observers.