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I’m just a sittin’ an’a rockin’

… watching the show.

There isn’t a decision here.

Can some people order others around?

In a free society, that is.

The Supreme Court appeared divided down the middle Tuesday over a Colorado baker’s refusal to design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, the latest test in the continuing legal battle between gay rights and religious expression.

Do people have a right to do or not do anything?

Are the black-robed senior citizens competent or not?

Are they relevant to the issue?

Can any words they utter make wrong be right?

Could somebody walk into my bakery and successfully get me to decorate a cake with hatred? Nope.

Could a handful of senile senior citizens order me to? They could try, but my hands would not cooperate.

Send a handful of goons to put guns in my face. You might be able to force an artist to perform, but you cannot order a good performance.

Maybe in this brave new world that is okay … mediocrity … sabotage …

In The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand’s Howard Roark walks away from being one of the world’s top architects to earning a living busting granite in a quarry rather than perform like a circus monkey.

Creativity cannot be subordinated.

Exceptional does not come from masses.

I’m on a little knoll watching with idle curiosity which way the herd will go.