(2 pm, per budhy – promoted by ek hornbeck)
Kagro X has a very important post up over at The Great Orange Satan.
What is “law,” anyway? Is it the stuff that Congress passes in public and that you can read in order to be able to obey it? Or is it just anything that can in practice frighten you into obeying? If you can be sent to jail, or immunized from suit, or whatever, based on a secret showing that you relied in “good faith” on a memo an “administration” official gives you (and literally nothing more — and perhaps even a lot less), you really have to ask yourself that question. What. Is. Law?
I’ve given my reaction to it in comments, but perhaps you’re not as comfortable as I am being comment 450 of 600 waiting for the troll patrol to slap you down for clapping insufficiently hard to bring Tinkerbell back to life.
I expect this will be a little lower traffic than that, in a place where ratings mean nothing.
So sock puppet all you want. Tell me what you really think without damage to your main account and don’t worry about simulating community approval.
I’ll leave you with the big wind up-
And if nobody knows what “law” is, one might just as well ask what the point of being in Congress is. After all, it’s purported in our Constitution that Congress has the prerogative to make the laws. But now it’s making laws that say things other than what it passes can substitute for law — specifically anything the White House puts on in a memo, or whispers to you in a meeting.
That’s a gut punch directly to the very foundation of western civilization. And we worry whether talking about it will jeopardize our chances in the next election.