Sometimes I seem to best express myself when I just start typing, Today I don't have time to do anything else, so I'll hope this comes out ok and try to smooth out a finished product later.
This is a sort of mini- Chautauqua demonstration using a string of postings that Koshersalaami and I did over the weekend.
The theme is Decision Making- I would say it is a very good primer for beginning to understand the process by which a “Quantum of Free Will” comes to a Reasonable Decision
Kosher starts out with a contemplation of whether a congressman is dishonorable in accepting a deal which gives him what he wants, seemingly at no price.
at: Dirty Hands
since the “deal” concerns trading a vote he would not make otherwise for a vote on “gay rights”, you may find some background for the position at Gay Marriage
I did separate posts ( Authority and Morality and Authority and Morality II ) tangential to Kosher's main thrust about the Ethics and Morality of congressional dealing, in order to introduce the way a person of Logic would view the deal vs a person of intuition, without sidetracking Kosher's post.
Kosher posted The Gift
as a more narrative way of explaining his exploration of what the correct response would be when the congressman is offered a seemingly no strings attached gift of his Gay Rights legislation, which otherwise would not pass.
I further posted :Datum (latin for "gift") of information, which contained what I thought was an interesting sidelight to possible motives for the “Gift” of a “gay rights” bill
and later Chautauqua- a continued discussion of Gay Marriage to point out the way that these postings were evolving, and also to point out the evolution, production, and abduction of what words mean, and how they subvert meaning and hide agendas.
Which brings me here.
I invite you to explore these posts as a “tributary System”, much like a river with it's creeks and streams and lakes. I invite you to post and comment , and if you are inspired to make a related post, reference it in the comments. Pleases feel free to comment wherever possible, but I ask, if you would that you please comment at this post on any feedback you might have as to the form of this as a Chautauqua, and any suggestions for improvement you might have.
I would add as a “Bon Voyage” for the trip the thought that words are magic-- and that the “True” hidden agenda of getting the State out of the Marriage business has nothing whatever to do with “Gay Marriage”, but rather in forcing the State to acknowledge that it doesn't have the authority to legislate things of the spirit. The spiritual people are taking back a term that has meaning to them. Much as if they wanted to assert the theological meaning of the term “Damned”- (You do understand that just because you order your dog out of the room by yelling “OUT Damned Spot” that you are not actually condemning him as destined for the fires of Hell?.)
I alluded to that with a tongue in cheek reference to a supposed campaign by the KKK to “rehabilitate” the meaning of the term N*****R, - but think, correspondingly, could you picture a Redneck taking offense at being called a “Redneck”?
In the end , that's the point of my Chautauqua on the ART of Reason- I believe that originally the term “To Reason” meant to make decisions by weighing both Logic and Intuition- and that is what it means to be “reasonable”, but the term has lately been abducted by people who insist it means merely “Logical”- It is my intent to steal it back.
On a somewhat related note, Little Ms Deeds is waging a campaign to be the poster child for Prosecutorial Misconduct in Fairborn.
Please check it out, and Like it on Facebook and Reddit, if you want to support her nomination