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Where Has The Time Gone

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I’ve ben at this damn blog for over 6 months now and I finally realized, where had the time gone? Tempus Fugit as they say or Time Flees, which it has. In the this time I believe I have expounded my thoughts passably at times, but lately I find myself conforming to the republican template too much, following Team Geppetto’s lead in the malignant populism that both sides of the isle participate in, in order to manipulate us to their will. I think I have gotten away from my original theme which is of course freedom. Yes nebulous, sacrosanct, misunderstood and least appreciated, freedom. 


I’ve often quoted Thomas Jefferson’s definition of liberty, which is “that each individual has ‘certain inalienable rights’…these rights exist with or without government; man cannot create, take, or give them away…rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law,’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual…though government cannot create a right to liberty, it can indeed violate it. And the limit of an individual’s rightful liberty is not what law says it is but is simply a matter of stopping short of prohibiting other individuals from having the same liberty. A proper government…is one that not only prohibits individuals in society from infringing on the liberty of other individuals, but also restrains itself from diminishing individual liberty.” Without this, everything else is meaningless, feckless, and irrelevant. Everything in one’s life becomes a necessary tool for indentured servitude at the hands of someone else’s power. 

That being said, I have become a tool myself, to the templates popular social and economic fears. It’s not that there is nothing to be afraid or that there aren’t problems, but I won’t assist some greater political power get back in power. At the very least politics is a fickle mistress who easily forgets who paid her way but knows whose door to knock on when times are tough. It’s time to throw the harlot to the street. There is no right or left, just right and wrong. To that end I will be true to myself. Yes, there will be times when I will seem to insult, I will exact revenge with wit and a macabre yet dry sense of humor. I will piss everyone off eventually. Everyone. The one thing I will never do is talk about my work, or talk about family anymore. Everything else is fair game. 

So let the games begin, to begin anew and begin they will. I may not post as often, but hopefully I will post better content and different as well. I promise that by my birthday I will publish at least one podcast. As always, thank you for reading my blog, and I hope you continue reading it, and I would hope to get a few more people on board. Thanks again.

The Right Guy
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Written by James Lagnese

January 26, 2009 at 6:59 pm

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