Fellow blogger Greg Camp recently posted an insightful piece on the Constitution. While I'm reproducing one of my comments here, I suggest you take the time to read the original posting and the comments that followed. WARNING: If you have no Scottish, Irish or Danish ancestors the last few comments may be lost on you.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
I haven't posted anything here in weeks. In fact, it's been over a month. There are some reasons for that.
- Running a business takes a lot of time. I spent decades working for other people. Now that I have my own business, doing what I love to do, I have to work harder on it than I ever did at my military or civilian jobs. Hey, I like to eat, okay?
- Disgust was, and remains, a factor. As much as I like to discuss a lot of social, economic, political and religious issues, I've rediscovered something I learned long ago. There are people, including some who agree with me and some who disagree, who are toxic. After a while I become weary of debating instead of discussing, arguing instead of debating and fighting instead of arguing. I also noticed that the nasty and negative attitudes of some others were beginning to affect me in a negative way. As a result, there are sites I just refuse to visit, anymore. Some of you may still go to some of those places. I wish you well. I simply do not have the time or energy to spend debating those who to all appearances, lie, deceive and malign. My time and energy are far better spent, I believe, educating and helping those who wish to be educated. As I've said before, I don't insist you agree with me, but I do insist that you be honest if we're going to talk.
I'll be back. I'm not done. To those who have taken the time to read this blog and to comment both publicly and privately I say "thank you." Stand by, there's more to come.