I've been sick as a dog these past few days and I'm going to be busy this afternoon and evening with my speech to the Alabama Oath Keepers meeting. Heck, I let the OK's down and missed an opportunity to do a radio show yesterday to drum up support for the meeting because I was running out both ends.
I did get to work on my speech for Oregon a bit yesterday. The subject will be "Speaking Truth to Power." Here's the opening paragraph:
There is an old saying in the Quaker church, “Speak truth to power.” No one seems to know exactly who said it first, or how old it truly is. But I’m going to guess that whoever first said it, as well as most of the folks who mindlessly repeated it over the years, have never tried themselves to actually speak truth to power. Or if they did, they probably got their asses kicked for their trouble. Because I can tell you from personal experience, the powerful don’t like to have the truth told to them. Not by a long shot do they. And if you actually try to do it, as I have, you’ll find out what I’m talking about after you pick yourself off the floor.
There's more of course. And there is one way you can speak truth to power and get away with it -- if you're armed, and you have friends who are also armed.
But for now, I'm going to have to let you down this morning. Sorry. If the muse returns without Churchill's black dog, I'll have more later.