Drawing the Line
President Obama and I like to draw lines that cannot be crossed without serious repercussions. We assume that someone will back us up because we are popular politicians.
In the halcyon days of my youth, I was once told by a peer, after a physical conflict when I intervened to stop his bullying of another child, the outcome of which was disappointing to the bully, that his big brother could beat me up. “Maybe,” I replied, “But you can’t.”
The conflict escalated. The next day, he showed up with two of his big brothers (which I consider a major compliment), called me out, and taught me a lesson (about bullying, I guess, or maybe about coming outside when it is three against one) in my own front yard. The lesson he had learned: When threatening someone with force, be sure to bring enough guys.
President Obama better bring enough guys, namely Congress, when threatening Syria. It would be nice if the U.N. and maybe England could back his play.
As for me, I am ready to throw the force of the Rural Land Use Board at all bad guys, evil in general, and unhealthy dietary habits. I am prepared to ask the other board members to pass resolutions as follows:
– No one in Colorado or anywhere else in the world is allowed to use chemical weapons.
– Genocide is frowned upon in Larimer County, Colorado and parts of Weld County and Boulder County.
– Soft drinks shall only be sold in containers of 16 oz. or less. (I kinda stole that idea from New York City.)
– Super-sized meals shall only be available to the non-obese. Obesity will be determined by a citizens commission patrolling each fast food franchise throughout the world.
– Peace and love shall be mandated.
Now I have to go twist some arms to get this passed, or else. Voting against my ideas is something with which I will not put up. That is where I draw the line!