Thursday, June 26, 2008

Invictus!!! -a -um adj unconquered; undefeated; invincible.

Today the United States Supreme Court has ruled the following:

"The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home."

That's right. No more arguing about syntax or comma use; no more ruminating on what the framers of the Bill of Rights "might have meant", or "seemed to insinuate". This, my friends, is a papal bull, and it says that the government has finally conceded to recognize what providence had written in the stars long ago.

I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of Circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of Chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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