Do Words Mean Things?

Do Words Mean things?

When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”

Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll, December, 1871

In the U.S. political arena, a word game is being played between the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch. The insipid nature of politics, have suddenly sparked interest in even the most mundane corners of the citizenry.

We seem padlocked in a never ending legal battle that shackles the fundamental foundations of Democracy. No longer can we sit as a deer bathed in headlights – frozen in time. We are experiencing a paradigm shift in how all future presidencies and legislative agendas will be adjudicated by the epochs of time.

It is time. It is time to either let words having meaning, and definition, or it is time to end this democracy, and surrender it to the kakistocracy of politicians that encompass the current administration.

If words have meaning, if they have consequence in the real world, rather then the shanghai-la of political demagoguery that exists in the current political landscape…Then it is time to let those words take definition.

Congress has been entrusted with over-site of the Executive Branch. Yet I have seen cowardice, in-action, and frankly a laissez-faire attitude on the part of our elected leaders. The electorate did not put you in a place of power to sit on your hands, and thumb noses at us. We decry the complacent attitude that permeates the halls of this hallowed institution.

It is time, gentlemen (and gentlewomen) to let words once again have meaning. It is time to act. It is time to hold Mr. Barr, Mr. Mc Gahn, and Mr. Trump in contempt. It is time to let words take flight and have meaning. It is time to move words that spew forth from the Twitter feeds, into the realm of real world consequences.

Congress should immediately jail those in contempt (real world consequences), or you should step down.

Either the words penned by Theodore Roosevelt have meaning, or they fall on deaf ears, and are truly devoid, bereft, impotent.

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.

The time to open a congressional inquiry into impeachment, is now.

Wayno Guerrini

May 21, 2019

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