Bad laws do not endure for long.
Though I rarely initiate discussions on either politics or religion, due to the polarising nature of both, anger generated by the former and having witnessed fallout and disharmony resulting from differing estimations of either subject, I feel the need to disseminate an iota of positivity amidst the current political climate (both Brexit for us in the UK and Trump’s presidency for those across the pond; however, both have more farther-reaching ramifications).
I chose to share this previously written offering, as I can say with all certainty that the chances of another post even hinting at politics are infinitesimal. And although I am not a fan, I am in the JAC camp, which has grown weary of the tsunami waves of Trump-bashing from every direction; it is oppressive (I am not referring here to genuine news stories and analyses and satire, rather invective purely for hate’s sake). I do not like him (understatement!) or the fact that he is here; however, he is, and I chose to actively advocate for justice in my own way: starting with volunteering for Democrats Abroad UK.
I do not expect readers to concur with my opinions; merely respect my right to them, so long as they are not abusive.
Some words by Emerson (yes, him again…what can I say? He makes me happy!) from the essay Compensation have given me hope in what I feel are dark and worrying times. Some of those words are above. And some of the rest follow:
“Though no checks to a new evil appear, the checks exist, and will appear. If the government is cruel, the governor’s life is not safe. If you tax too high, the revenue will yield nothing. If you make a criminal code sanguinary, juries will not convict.”
And that, my friends, is my opinion, and I am sticking to it…Those are powerful words, and Emerson goes further to say that this character is enduring and transcends geographical borders. As a strong proponent of his insights on the equal persistence of One Man’s inter-connectivity with Nature and through the ages, I have made a choice to believe that decent, intelligent people of good conscience will not permit grave injustice to perpetuate.