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March 17, 2009

The United States of Me

Remember the classic elementary school short story about "The Man Without a Country?" Well, this guy took things a step further, claiming that he is his own country. I have a feeling the traffic court judge isn't going to accept that argument.

As my brother, who sent me the link, pointed out, this is what happens when we believe truth is relative.

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Andy

"As my brother, who sent me the link, pointed out, this is what happens when we believe truth is relevant." If my knowldege of Christian-ese is correct, I beleive you mean to say "relative."

Gina Dalfonzo

My fault -- the editor should have caught that. Thanks for calling it to my attention, Andy. Although I'm guessing you meant to say "English" instead of "Christian-ese," as "relative" is a common enough term in the former.

Jason Taylor

Well this is the reductio ad absurdum of unlimited self-determination.
I actually kind of like this guy. Besides illustrating the silliness of some forms of political utopianism he has a flair to him. Kind of reminds me of Emperor Norton of San Francisco.

Jason Taylor

Of course if he is his own country then he didn't break the laws of the United States. Rather, he carried out an act of war against the United States.

Kristine

Thanks, Andy, for catching my typo. And thanks, Gina, for correcting it!

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