With Impunity..

According to Webster: im·pu·ni·ty, Exemption from punishment, penalty, or harm.

The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press. An admirable emendation to be sure..

According to Webster: e·men·da·tion, 1. The act of emending. 2. An alteration intended to improve.

..albeit, the “First Amendment” has “little or no value” without the Second Amendment.

The Second Amendment of the Constitution United States of America, guarantees the right to keep and bear arms. An emendation penned to provide a set of teeth for the citizens who avail themselves of “their” freedom of speech.

“The pen is mightier than the sword” is a metonymic adage coined by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 for his playRichelieu; Or the Conspiracy. The play was about Cardinal Richelieu, though in the author’s words “license with dates and details… has been, though not unsparingly, indulged.” The Cardinal’s line in Act II, scene II, was more fully:

True, This! —
Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold
The arch-enchanters wand! — itself a nothing! —
But taking sorcery from the master-hand
To paralyse the Caesars, and to strike
The loud earth breathless! — Take away the sword —
States can be saved without it!

The play opened at London’s Covent Garden Theatre on 7 March, 1839 with William Charles Macready in the lead role. Macready believed its opening night success was “unequivocal”; Queen Victoria attended a performance on 14, March. In 1870, literary critic Edward Sherman Gould wrote that Bulwer “had the good fortune to do, what few men can hope to do: he wrote a line that is likely to live for ages.” By 1888 another author, Charles Sharp, feared that repeating the phrase “might sound trite and commonplace”.

The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, which opened in 1897, has the adage decorating an interior wall. Though Bulwer’s phrasing was novel, the idea of communication surpassing violence in efficacy had numerous predecessors. (Source Wikipedia)

That was then, ..this is now. The community handbill and the town Crier have long since been replaced by the idiot enhancing, teleprompter and the teleprompterologist…

According to the unabashed and unpublished “pearlsofprofundity” dictionary: teleprompterology, The practice of relating agenda driven ideology to profit a generation of selfish greedy power mongers.

According to the unabashed and unpublished “pearlsofprofundity” dictionary: A teleprompterologist,  ..is one who seeks fame and fortune within the realm of teleprompterology.

Teleprompterologist, “at least in my opinion,” are for the most part, descended from decent honest men and women, ..only losing their way after affiliating with selfish greedy power mongers.  

According to Webster: com·mu·ni·ca·tion, (in context) 1. The act of communicating information. 2. The art and technique of using words effectively and with grace in imparting one’s ideas.

A grand endeavor and a proud occupation for men like Walter Winchell and Walter Cronkite, men from my father’s generation with presence and integrity.  

Not that I’m knocking the 21st Century and the technology that its bringing us, however with that said, I feel that I would be remiss in my responsibility to the generations that missed out on being in attendance when values and ethics were in vogue.

Although I readily admit that with the exception of the time that I was to young to understand “greed and corruption,” greed and corruption have always been a part of America’s culture. A sad commentary to be sure, nevertheless, “at least in my opinion,” America remains the greatest Nation on the planet.

And again, “in my opinion,” with the proper participation and allegiance, “We the People,” can rescue America from the ditch that George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama, jointly, have driven us into.

America, and the citizens who maintained her are so much greater than the, (in context) handful of cutthroat “pirates” who presently have us, “We the People,” literally walking the plank into social and financial ruin and oblivion.

According to Webster: pi·rate, (in context) One who preys on others.

As I have stated numerous times in the past, I am an individual who enjoys referring to quotes and clichés to make my point. Case in point, my earlier use of William Charles Macready line; “The pen is mightier than the sword.” I now resort to George Eliot, English novelist’s quote; “Its never too late to be who you might have been.”

When America calls us to arms, as she did in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya,  American’s unite into a force unequaled on the planet.

So answer me this Question: Why is it that when the evil that America faces is from within, we, “We the People,” roll over like week old kittens to get our tummies rubbed?

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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