Why is it that I can’t stand bureaucracies? Oh, that’s right, now I remember. Red tape destroys a World War II monument in Normandy because a farmer did not have the money to prune his trees. Government is so efficient.
I guess nothing really matters except the present generation: no past, no future. Now, us: that’ all that matters. Right?
Hats off also to the majority in the Supreme court who once again have decided to rewrite the Constitution by finding a new right somewhere in invisible ink. Boumediene v. Bush is precious. This sounds like a good plot for another National Treasure sequel.
I am sure the founding fathers hid every right imaginable on that parchment. We have until the end of the world to find them all.
Perhaps the purgatory of the said Supreme Court justices could be to write “I will not rewrite the Constitution” a thousand times in invisible ink without the fires of Purgatory heating up the ink to reveal the words (See National Treasure for details). St. Peter will only let them out when their work is cool enough to be invisible.
But if one is going to invent Constitutional rights out of thin air, it’s worth asking: What moral universe do Justices Kennedy, Breyer, Ginsburg, Stephens, and Souter inhabit when they are willing to manufacture constitutional rights for unlawful enemy combatants who want to slit the throats and watch innocent Americans bleed and die while at the same time uphold manufactured constitutional rights that allow people to abort innocent unborn children?
Oh, the dishonor of it all. Where did all the heroes go?
I had never heard of these trees before. You’d think that someone could have discussed the situation of the dangerous trees and, if they HAD to be cut down, then atleast they could have put the preserved trunks into a museum or something? I think people are just so consumed in narcissism these days that truly they cannot see beyond their own noses. (Can’t see the trees through the forest .. bad, I know.)
I will admit to enjoying the National Treasure movies … I realize that they glamorize the masons and there’s a danger that some of the historical facts will get confused with much of the fiction in the movie … like hidden words in invisible ink…but I still enjoyed them considering how horrible most movies are these days.
Heroes are still around, Father … they just don’t make the headlines anymore. And, they call people to think outside of themselves which doesn’t appeal to narcissistic folks. sigh.
“An eye clouded by anger, can not see the difference between right and wrong.” –St. Bernanrd-
In both cases the French and the Supreme Court, acted not only in anger, but in haste as well. It was clearly evident in the historic “name trees”, that money was an issue earmarked under “safety”. The Town was angry at the land owner, was going to take action if he didn’t, and pretty much forced him to do the unthinkable and cut down a historic monument that was dedicated to the soldiers that liberated that very same country. I’m sure some political pressure was put on because France hates Us, and they took it out on Bush, by cutting down these trees. It would be very interesting to see if one of G.W.’s relatives was stationed at this home base.
As far as the Supreme Court, and this mockery of justice, they all should be held and tried as war criminals for even catering to such unchivalrous swine that attacked innocent Americans. Just because their living situation was lack luster, and they were press for information in ways that some may consider undesirable. They were angry at this on-going war, their judgment was clear clouded and they could not see the difference between being American, and being Power hungry demy-gods. Satan donned a black robe in January of 78, it looks like he once again wore them in June of 08.
The French and the US supreme court. Birds of a feather!