SCOTUS: Affirmative Action Response
What comes next from the Universities may surprise you...
Listeners to the “Everything’s Political” podcast will recognize this quote, which comes from Roman general & triumvir, Pompey, as recorded in Plutarch’s Life of Pompey (10.2):
Stop quoting laws to us. We carry swords.
Other versions of the quote persist, but the underlying sentiment remains undeniable to those who adhere to the rule of law vs. the Will to Power. Friedrich Nietzsche, captured Pompey’s modern-day paradigm perfectly:
Even the body within, which individuals treat each other as equals ... will have to be an incarnate will to power, it will strive to grow, spread, seize, become predominant – not from any morality or immorality but because it is living and because life simply is will to power.
This uncomfortable premise is applicable to the modus operandi of society at all levels, but needs to be understood ontologically if one is to properly predict the likely response when men with swords are at odds with the rule of law…
Allow history to rhyme for a moment…
An illustrative tidbit surely glossed over by most schools, is Worcester vs. Georgia (1832). In short, the state of Georgia passed a law forcing white, Christian missionaries living on Cherokee land (notably on which gold deposits had recently been discovered) - to procure a license from the state. Citing Constitutional laws dictating that only the federal government may direct such proceedings - trade or otherwise - with Native Americans, Samuel Worcester et. al., refused to comply, and were subsequently arrested, convicted and sentenced to several years of hard labor. Rejecting a pardon for their ostensible crimes, allowed the appeal to proceed to SCOTUS.
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