Mouth Wide Open!

Written by Jim Henderson


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As with any right, there always those who abuse it. You can easily recognize them because they are usuallyrepparttar ones who arerepparttar 118310 first to scream that their rights have been violated. They do this just after they have violated someone elseís rights. Some people ought to keep their mouth shut, itís just not constitutional to tell them that.

All through history, there have been those who have attempted to impose restrictions on any view that is contradictory to their own by any means necessary. But thatís enough about tyranny and oppression, otherwise known asrepparttar 118311 institution of marriage.

Whilerepparttar 118312 right to free speech is guaranteed byrepparttar 118313 constitution,repparttar 118314 ability to say something intelligent, however, is not.

Jim Henderson is currently employed in the field of environmental regulatory compliance. He enjoys writing as a past time and has had several articles published in various on-line publications.


Put Down That pencil

Written by Jim Henderson


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The silence is broken byrepparttar sergeant. You want to talk about it...you know, tell me how this happened?

It all started so innocently, he said, lowering his guard. A book report here, an essay there. One thing leads to another and before you know it...his voice falters. Before you know it youíre doing lap tops and then word processors. I canít stop myself. A few words here, a sentence or two there. Thenrepparttar 118309 paragraphs, I canít getrepparttar 118310 paragraphs to stop. Theyíre in my head!

He didnít have to say a word,repparttar 118311 real horror was told inrepparttar 118312 eyes ofrepparttar 118313 suspect. The extent of his condition was broadcast by those glazed over eyes from staring for hours at a blank, luminescent monitor. His hand moves slowly toward a keyboard, his fingers began to twitch aroundrepparttar 118314 keys uncontrollably.

He continues after a pause. The disease spread. At first Iím shoving manuscripts at a few of my friends but there not interested. At first they tried to be nice but soon they avoid me. Now Iím asking total strangers to proof read for me!

A negotiator is called in to defuserepparttar 118315 terse standoff. We can help, he says. A padded cell, weíll get you some counseling, and a good treatment program. With any luck, you can beat this. Afterwards, weíll relocate you, set you up with AA, Authorís Anonymous. Listen to me, I know what youíre going through, itís happened to me too. An audible gasp fillsrepparttar 118316 room, uneasy members ofrepparttar 118317 swat team glance at each other nervously.

Forrepparttar 118318 first time,repparttar 118319 suspect appears to consider surrender. He ponders before he replies. What will happen if I donít turn myself in, he questions?

It will go hard on you, probably incarceration. Maybe even...he falters.

No,repparttar 118320 suspect gasps, not.. not a rejection letter!

Yes, Iím afraid so!

With that, he surrenders and is escorted to a waiting patrol car to be wisked away. All right,repparttar 118321 squad leader announces torepparttar 118322 crowd that gathered around to watch, Go home! Itís all over now. The crisis has been resolved...

...or has it?

Sergeant, a team member urgently cries out. Come here quick! He is obviously in a state of panic. What is it, man?

One ofrepparttar 118323 pencils is missing! Someone must have gotten it.

Here we go again!

Jim Henderson is currently employed in the field of environmental regulatory compliance. He enjoys writing as a past time and has had several articles published in various on-line publications.


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