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Sonia Sotomayor was not off base when she tried to indicate "personal experience helps one to understand the factors related to what one is faced with in any given instance" and then to apply that knowledge in Law or personal action judgement as the case may be.
I was born into a family and extended family of Irish COPS. Having observed the effect of the kind of strains they face from the pressures exerted from many directions I early on decided
One has learned to live among Princes, Paupers, and Pricks without losing their way ! :rolleyes:
If I were a drill Seargent and every last cotton picking citizen under 65 was draftd into service I would address and indoctrinate them as follows:
"You are all "at the moment" now lower then whale shit in the ocean".
"You have no rights and privleges other than those granted by myself and the Lieutenant".
"If you fail to grasp this fact you will peel endless amounts of potatoes, do laps around the drill field
If we were able to stand way back observe and fix in out minds a moving panoramic view of happenings in time in fast forward frames we might have a better understanding of the journey we have taken and where it has led us.
To some degree we can do just that at least for the period after WWII through the current day by examining pertinent communications and events in chronological sequence.
"One of the most important
Mine is a torn between admiration and hate type relationship with Jewish people. To me a normal human relationship.
In unbalanced proportion to their numbers Jews have outshown many races of our world and prospered due in part from their required wanderings, restrictins imposed on them and absorbtion of the wiles of the world along with protection and furthering of this gained knowledge by promoting marriage within their faith.
The Jewish "bible" describes