Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity

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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

John Lennon: Imagine (rewritten)

Evidently, John Lennon, at the end of his life, was turning away from his former socolistic-communistic political beliefs.  PJM's Tattler that the Toronto Sun has reported that Fred Seaman says that JL was a big fan of Ronald Reagan. From the comments of PJM Tattler:

Imagine

—apologies to John Lennon

Imagine no derision
Towards religious belief
Tolerance for diverse visions
Bolstering joy and soothing grief
Letting each denomination
Find its separate way

Imagine patriotism
And genuine national pride
Helping to heal false schisms
We’re really all one side
Imagine recognition
Of what we have achieved
You may call me a turncoat
But I’m not the only one
I hope like me you’ll wake up
And undo the damage we’ve done

Imagine deregulation
I wonder if you can
No governmental meddling
In people’s private plans
Imagine what we could build
With less bureaucracy

You may call me a turncoat
But I’m not the only one
I hope like me you’ll wake up
And undo the damage we’ve done
Now, contrast this with U2's corporate move to the Netherlands to elude Ireland's much high tax rates...even while Bono lobby's governments to spend more and raise taxes to fight third world poverty.  As rockers become wealthier, they want to hid more of the wealth from the tax man.  But it's their hypocrisy in doing so, while mouthing that "government should do more..." that annoys me.

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