9/10/10

Vote for Meg!

I won't be doing so since I opened up my copy of Tribe magazine to discover the following:




Gotta appease the really important constituency at the Shul in Agoura Hills y'know?

9/2/10

A Sentence With Teeth

But one of the first and most leading principles on which the commonwealth and the laws are consecrated, is lest the temporary possessors and life-renters in it, unmindful of what they have received from their ancestors, or of what is due to their posterity, should act as if they were the entire masters; that they should not think it among their rights to cut off the entail, or commit waste on the inheritance, by destroying at their pleasure the whole original fabric of their society; hazarding to leave to those who come after them a ruin instead of an habitation—and teaching these successors as little to respect their contrivances, as they had themselves respected the institutions of their forefathers and that by this unprincipled facility of changing the state as often, and as much, and in as many ways, as there are floating fancies or fashions, the whole chain and continuity of the commonwealth would be broken.

No one generation could link with the other.

Men would become little better than the flies of a summer.

- Edmund Burke: Reflections