I hate handing over the money I worked for to the government. There are a lot of things I could do around this place with that money, or for my kids. But if you don't pay, the IRS can put a lien on everything you have, garnish your wages, sell you out, and you wind up in jail or living in a cardboard refrigerator box under the overpass. Not much of a choice.
Watched Lou Dobbs on CNN tonight. He had two ritzy lady lawyers on there. New York or LA types. Dobbs was really pounding the government actions in relation to the Bundy ranch. The lawyers said that what Mr. Bundy was doing was "against the law." Nothing else mattered to them. Didn't matter that it was a bad law, or that Bundy's family had been on that same land since 1870, before there even was a BLM and before that land was taken over by the "feds." Didn't matter that Harry Reid was entangled with his son in some shenanigans with a Chinese company that had been considering building a solar plant out there. Didn't matter that the judge in the case was a vassal of Harry Reid. When Dobbs tried to press them on these things, one of them said "Hey, back off. We're the lawyers here!" Roland Freisler would be so proud of those two. Didn't matter to them whether a law was wrong or right. The main stream media is working overtime explaining all about how good old Harry and his son were working with the Chinese, but that was all BEFORE this happened of course, just a coincidence, as was the fact that the Governor of Nevada and the federal judge were both Reid's toadies.
Somebody needs to read All the Kings Men again.
Henry VI, part II, iv. 2
Dick: First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers!
Robert A. Heinlein: "No man is bound to obey an unconstitutional law."
Robert A. Heinlein: "If you obey a law just because it is a law, that's a pretty good sign it shouldn't be a law."
Robert A. Heinlein "There comes a time when a moral man can't obey a law which his conscience tells him is unjust."No wonder I always liked his books. Starship Troopers is my favorite.
Leaving decadence, decay, corruption, and tyranny behind for a moment.....
Ragnar is not looking too good. He had a really bad night last night, which meant I didn't get any sleep. I guess I was fooling myself about his shoulder looking better. Friday we will see what the doctor says.
|Jasmine and Faye|
Another day behind me.