What’s Fair Got to Do With It?

So long as the interpretation and application of the provisions of the Constitution is consistent with God, Nature, and Common Sense it is the supreme law of the land. Where I part company is allowing any man-made law precedence over reality, or, as I prefer to call it, God, Nature, and Common Sense. It should be obvious that no man-made law can ever overrule reality.

Yes, I realize that opens possibility of accusations of “unfairness”, but I stand by the principle because in my life’s experience —

Fair doesn’t have anything to do with it. There is Ethics. There is Honor. There is Duty. There is Respect. There is Obligation. By fulfilling these individual principles a man may know Joy.

But there is no such thing as Fair.

That said, the Constitution of the United States of America is the only set of man-made law to which I have sworn allegiance with an oath having no expiration date. You will find me defending Constitutional Principle even when the task is difficult or onerous to me so long as I believe that I am defending actual Constitutional Principle and not some looney-tunes redefinition of terms. I have taken in the past and may take in the future action based on that oath which I would not otherwise consider.


About Stoshwolfen

A man, a Christian, an Objectivist, and a Pragmatist.
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