SnapShots of Mortality

Location: Houston, United States

Sunday, February 13, 2005

The Shire Party

I guess that you could call this a political manifesto.

A brief one though....I'll go into more detail later. (Is that a promise or a threat?)

Drawing from Return of the King during the scouring of the Shire: Frodo and friends were told that some of the hobbits had really gone over. To paraphrase: there's some as like talking big, and minding other people's business.

Which leads to my next reference: Hank Williams Sr. He had a song called "Mind your own Business". One line went: "Mindin other people's business seems to be high toned/I got all that I can do just to mind my own/ Why don't ya mind your own business?" (Perhaps this is one reason why there's so much corruption in the government? They're trying to do too much. Trying to micromanage people's lives because they're power hungry or moral busybodies. Such is the path to tyranny. You have just got to let go and accept that people are free to make their own choices, just like you, and that sometimes they're going to make wrong or foolish choices, again just like you.)

Seems to me that's a lot of what our federal, state, and local governments are doing domestically.

How much water can my toilet use per flush? What's the minimum amt. of money that I can pay someone per hour? Do I have to leave brush and tinder on my land to protect some supposedly endangered rodent, and in the process turn it into a tinderbox awaiting the next spark? Do I have the right to farm my land or build something on it or any of a hundred other things?

These are the questions that we now have to ask ourselves. I'm not saying that the government doesn't have it's place. There are some things that have to be taken care of in a uniform way, but I just think that things have gotten way out of hand.

More later.....