Monday, March 15, 2010

What the Founders Believed

Joseph C. Phillips:
I responded, “It’s a think tank devoted to restoring the founding principles to our national life.”

“Oh,” she said. “Ultra right wing.”

“Uhm exactly which of the founding principles do you disagree with?” I responded.
Good one!

Below is three fifths of an image of Joseph C. Phillips.


























Okay, that sure looks like a lotta work, but those of you with time on your hands can reconstruct the missing part of his head. Or give him a lotta square zits.

22 comments:

mikey said...

ORIGINS OF THE THREE FIFTHS COMPROMISE:

mikey wanted to take two gallons of scotch to the dinner party at his sister's house. Sister and family objected, suggesting that mikey would actually DRINK the two gallons of scotch, break stuff and pass out on the sofa. They suggested mikey bring one fifth of scotch. mikey was concerned that with only one fifth of scotch, he might be somewhat sober throughout parts of the evening, leaving him scarred for life.

There were extensive negotiations, the result of which mikey was allowed to bring three fifths of scotch to the dinner party at his sisters...

tigris said...

In Texas his blog will have to feature an image of John Calvin instead of Thomas Jefferson.

tigris said...

A little bit of wisdom that was shared with me not too long ago. "God gave us a Powerful gift – your mind..."

HE'S A ZOMBIE!

Substance McGravitas said...

Use your head - TO BOWL A PERFECT 300.

J— said...

This comes shortly after his mentioning Olaudah Equiano and using him to draw out some lesson about the divine. A well constructed essay.

J— said...

Claremont Insitute about page (my emphases):

The mission of the Claremont Institute is to restore the principles of the American Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority in our national life. These principles are expressed most eloquently in the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims that "all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights." To recover the founding principles in our political life means recovering a limited and accountable government that respects private property, promotes stable family life, and maintains a strong national defense.

Not much about these last two in the Declaration of Indepedence.

tigris said...

To recover the founding principles in our political life means recovering a limited and accountable government that respects private property, promotes stable family life, and maintains a strong national defense.

Not much about these last two in the Declaration of Indepedence.


Not overmuch in the Constitution, either, though I do recall the take on "strong national defense" was NO STANDING ARMY.

J— said...

Maybe everything flows from the Pursuit of Happiness, which back then included owning other people but didn't include Victorian hang-ups about the family or informal imperialism and then later did include these but now excluded the owning of other people, so don't question the Wisdom and Consistency of the Founding Fathers. Private property surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the Republic together.

tigris said...

Private property surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the Republic together.

HOT!

Substance McGravitas said...

I once saw some think-tanker describe an ideal world in which everything was priced. He was smiling and glassy-eyed.

J— said...

Now it looks like the dots surround us. Or are they reverso orbs?

Substance McGravitas said...

Hmm, squares is a better joke actually...

Substance McGravitas said...

Fuck me: I actually tried it.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

How long before Andy Breitbartocalypse explodes and collapses into a black hole?
~

J— said...

Ow!

Substance McGravitas said...

Still an excellent album, and that might be my favourite song from it.

J— said...

Yes, good, good stuff.

I just saw all those movable little black boxes and though, "Ow!"

Smut Clyde said...

All the little black squares have triggered a Tetris flashback.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I gave him black, soulless zombie eyes.

Kathleen said...

exactly which of the founding principles do you disagree with?”

ask Texas

M. Bouffant said...

Eyes, yes, & square boogers to boot.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Maybe everything flows from the Pursuit of Happiness

everything flows from a Todd Rundgren-inspired power pop band?

Your philosophy intrigues me. Makes more sense than most religions, anyway.