Bring Back Dueling!

It was back in the 80’s/90’s when I noticed the trend to celebrate breaking rules. Instead of cheating it came to be considered “clever”. The sign says No Fishing, but if you find a way into the forbidden water you’ll get what you want faster and better. Because if you don’t then others will.

This breaking of rules has grown to include how you treat others. Disrupt a stage. Shout down a speaker. Reach out and take what you want and ignore the impact to others.

Dueling would confer consequences onto all the ugly, dishonest, uncouth, untrue, and defamatory things people say about you or your family. Yes, some politicians might be struck down if we allowed this ancient combat to reemerge in contemporary society. But I’m sure that’s a sacrifice most of us would be willing to make.

Source: Bring Back Dueling!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: