THE “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN” CLAUSE
by Cody Robert Judy, ©2017, blogging at CodyJudy
(Nov. 24, 2017) — “What is it you want?” the reporter snardly belittled me in his query. “What do you Birthers want?” The inquiry came out disingenuous, as if the answer could not possibly amount to anything remotely considered valuable by any intelligence.
I thought for just a moment, then came flashing lightning and rolling thunder in a cloudless sky – ” To be appreciated as a Term of Art.”
The implications stunned and silenced the reporter. He withered with the thoughts furiously typing across his mind. Had he become the Destroyer of Art? Was he the vigilante gripping the exacto knife in palm hidden in his sleeve ready to slash and run; the arsonist stacking the canvases high for the torch waiting for orders from the little mustache man; was he now the murderer tangled in a web of contorted mental derangement plotting for his insatiable need for attention?
He felt his perspiration begin and the hot flash followed by a spell of cold. Was he getting sick. “I’m…I’ll,” he stammered. “Must be something I ate for lunch. Let me get with you later. I’ll call you. At your convenience, of course.” He was tripping over furniture and fumbling at the door like someone who realized he was just about to be caught shoplifting.
In my own life as an artist in the sculpting, pencil, music, writing and horsemanship of dressage mediums, I’ve recognized that the Destroyer always comes for the Art in a jealous fit of rage over the beauty I have created and defended.
Some may fancy this as a purge, reconstruction, or necessary fix for progress, the burning trees shuttering with the high winds their spark ignited.
Mincing words of “Hope and Change” justly defending their intended purposes, but there is no mistake they are Destroyers of Art.
They celebrate high seats of power in the Legislative and Judicial Branches like rats glued to them by cravings for peanut butter, while reporters- the new court-jesters- write glowing stories of their heroism in destroying the Art.
Being an artist is anything at times but easy. It creates a deep-seated appreciation, sometimes envy for the beauty of simple and plain.
Cody Robert Judy has been a hearty defender of the Term of Art known and written about in the political arena as the [natural born Citizen] recognized in works of Emerich de Vattel. (25 April 1714 – 28 December 1767)
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