Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sequestration by Any Other Name


Sequestration:

1)      a legal writ authorizing a sheriff or commissioner to take into custody the property (e.g., Congressional Budget) of a defendant (e.g., Congress) who is in contempt (well, yeah . . .)until the orders of a court (or the US Constitution) are complied with.

2)      a deposit whereby a neutral depositary agrees to hold property (funds to pay for laws already authorized by Congress) in litigation and to restore it to the party (the people) to whom it is adjudged to belong.
Rhymes with:
abdication -- to renounce a throne, high office, dignity, or function
aberration -- the fact or an instance of deviating or being aberrant especially from a moral standard or normal state
abjuration -- to abstain from or avoid, as in avoiding responsible pursuit of office.
 abnegation --  Denial, especially self-denial, as in Congressional denial of any responsibilities for carrying out the lawful duties for which the people elected them.
abrogation -- to treat as nonexistent <abrogating their responsibilities to the people.
So, we can surmise that Congress purposefully decided to pass this budgetary provision, infamously named “sequestration”, precisely because they assumed (incorrectly as it turns out) that no Congress could/would be thoughtless enough, careless enough, or malicious enough to allow it to become law.   Amusing huh? Congress passes a law under the assumption that some future Congress would suddenly acquire brains and a social conscience.
What a joke, huh?
But who’s the joke on . . . well us of course. So long as we continue to vote for people with neither brains nor conscience, sequestration is the best we can hope for . . . welcome to our world people. See, and we laugh about the Italians’ inability to govern themselves . . . well, folks, they’re probably rolling on the ground laughing at us.
In fact, the whole world is laughing at us.
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