Judith Kyrala (IACJYK@ASUACAD.BITNET)
Sun, 1 Dec 1991 10:44:01 MST
Rules don't always act against the unempowered. Without rules there would be
anarchy and very few of the unempowered benefit from that condition - a
jungle where the strongest, richest always win. Rules, at least in this
country, are drawn up with the consent of the governed - no one gets all
they want but it is considerably more workable than incessant war and battle.
Certain rights are guaranteed so that all may participate in the process. Many
do not participate out of apathy, ennui, etc. However, those who do create
the rules. If they are not good rules it is up to the loyal opposition to say
why, convince others of the rightness of your cause and create new ones.
It is important that the opposition be loyal - otherwise it is nothing but
attempted destruction - which is a very different situation. Those who attempt
to destroy should be careful first that they also know how to build. The
results otherwise can be disappointing to them. Show by your own example how be
neficial and fruitful the agnostic or atheistic lifestyle or whatever you
believe in is and I doubt if you
will have trouble convincing others of your better way.
Your right to loyal dissent is guaranteed by RULES. If, as you claim, the right
to dissent is sacred, to which deity or religion is it sacred?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City