Karl H. Timmerman M.A.J.D. © 2002
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A MISSOURI LAWYER'S
FRIDAY NIGHT RAMBLINGS
MoBar Solo and Small Firm Internet Group
MARCH 14, 2003
Greets and Huggers. Posted the evening of March 14, 2003. Been thinking, how can a person who believes that the taking of human life is morally wrong, sanction the taking of life? Hindsight is 20/20 ... if we could take back time ... if President Clinton had invaded Afghanistan after the attack on the Cole, went after Al Queda .... would a million people world wide be protesting? Why did we have to wait for 9/11 and the loss of 3,000 innocent lives to invade Afghanistan? Is it the number of innocent lives lost that matter? Does one innocent life lost, mean nothing? Saw on the news that there were female persons taking their clothes off in front of the White House to protest the impending war with Iraq. Guess they were "blondes" .... must have thought Clinton was still in the White House.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." 1st Amendment, United States Constitution.
Susan and I were overjoyed at the safe return of Elizabeth Smart. The Media "feeding frenzy" is indeed disgusting. Isn't that the "down" side of a free press? Isn't some of the trash on the Internet, the porn, the "hate" stuff, "neo-nazies" assembling to spew their filth, the "down" side of free speech and the right to assemble? Seems to me every "right" has a "down" side. "Abridge": to make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights. By the incredible foresight of our Founding Fathers, our elected representatives do not have the power to abridge the "down" side of any right. A small price to pay for ensuring that these rights remain "rights". I see the protests against a war against Iraq: they make my heart sing. Not because I agree with the protesters, (they are only empowering Iraq to win the war politically) but because I see, what so many have died for, free Americans exercising their right to free speech, to dissent ... exercising their right to assemble. I only wish there had been more press coverage of the nude blonde protesters.
Found out yesterday, Susan will have to have a hysterectomy in April. 'Nuff said.
Sitting here sipping on some BBB, looking forward to taking Zelda, (http://www.karltimmerman.com/bike.html) for a walk tomorrow .... and wondering what the day after tomorrow holds for Susan, me and our men and women in uniform. Prime time "Specials" about Elizabeth Smart? Guess the "powers that be" feel we need some good news: some schmoozing. I don't. I just want our men and women in uniform home safe: I want the weapons of mass destruction, Sadam, gone. I want ... I want ... not to see the worried look in Susan's eyes. In life, you seldom get what you want ...... but by the Grace of God .... you always get what you need. Be and sleep well.
If my post offends, I apologize ...
Karl, (the dumb ole country lawyer from Holden, Missouri)