Monday, September 14, 2009

Irreconcilable Differences

After a controversial blog post by Rob Huddleston Friday, I elaborate on our irreconcilable situation at some length in today's column:

The notion that we are one people is a myth designed to placate schoolchildren and make the lazy and the liberals say to themselves that all will be well. All is not well, and it hasn't been well since the 2000 General Election. The divisions of this union which became crystalized for the first time in modern history, even though they are much older than that. At least in the 1860's, Mr. Lincoln could rightfully declare that "both sides read the same Bible, and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other." In 2009, we cannot even say that we read the same Bible and pray to the same God-some on the other side recognize strange gods or no god, or think our God is the strange one.

What we have in common is no longer greater than what divides us.

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At Monday, September 14, 2009 3:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you honestly believe that 50% of the country has nothing that binds them with the other 50% (or other significant percentages)? If you were top tell the truth, you'd have to admit that most of the invective spewed against Barack Obama and the political left come from a very small, insignificant percentage of the population. There are 305 million people in the US and I would think that the 70,000 that showed up in Washington this weekend represent a significant portion of the idiots that make all of the noise that is polluting our political discourse these days. Sure, you have the Fox idiots that think that President Obama is not legitimate, but I'd wager that most people (outside of that nuthouse known as Texas) would tell you that you were crazy if you started talking about secession.

As for that nutjob Rob Huddleston, let's just say his elevator doesn't go all the way to the top floor. I've seen him at work in the courtroom and it's a little scary who they'll let get a law license these days. I read his column and I'd say he'd be lucky if he didn't get a letter from the Board of Professional Responsibility for his advocacy of an unconstitutional act by some rogue state. He should have tried cracking a Con Law book in law school instead of listening to Rush Limbaugh's thoughts on states rights.

At Wednesday, September 16, 2009 7:18:00 AM, Blogger Lynn Sebourn said...

Boy, that Anonymous really showed you we are not divided!

At Thursday, September 17, 2009 10:19:00 PM, Blogger Rob Huddleston said...

Anon -

And, for the record, I received the award for the highest average in Advanced Constitutional Law while at The University of Tennessee College of Law, as well as being schooled as a Blackstone Fellow concentrating on constitutional law.

But I am curious - in which court did you see me work? Was it a bench trial? Jury trial? Preliminary hearing?




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