Many times the acts of an individual or individuals in a community or group are taken to be reflective of the total group. It is so difficult to distinguish these from the beliefs of the whole because that individual may be so entrenched and/or associated with said group that distinction becomes impossible. Take for example the notion that the Catholic Church is against homosexuality. For decades in America the Church has been viewed as the antithesis of homosexuality. Yet, it is not against it, it is however against the act because it produces no fruit. Reason I bring this distinction up is because earlier today there was a dispute in court regarding the “don’t ask don’t tell” rule in the military. The president has insisted that he wants to repeal that law that requires lesbian and gay service members to remain silent about their orientation on pain of discharge. The government attorney’s job is to defend the law on the books, so the case is going to be delayed. There may be some kind of resolution until the second half of 2011; maybe. Although what a public figure says should be seen as reflective of the group he represents, i.e. the president represents the people. We must not forget that he is only one man. It is necessary that more people take action if anything is to be changed and not sit on our laurels and wait for solutions to fall from the sky. As anyone who knows me understands; I do not take sides in politics, I find them offensive and sometimes downright ridiculous. My view is simple; what makes people better and serves justice is the way to go.
Golf game was nil this weekend. I have hit a few times, but I think I overextended my knee on Saturday so I was unable to do anything really worth mentioning. I am probably going to take it easy on the golf for a week or so while this thing gets cleared up. I am going to pick up the putting practice. I think I am going to start going to different putting greens in the county to find the one that works best for me.
Law school is difficult for me now. I feel like I have aged way too much in the last few months. I see things differently; it’s a touch scary, not going to lie. In the last few months I have become a lot quieter. It is probably because I have to read things ten times before they sink in, but it has been a good transition.