The Constitutional term "war"
whoooo26505 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 8 13:34:08 PDT 2006
... sorry I made a slight mistake. This is not a proper comparison. Saying that the Pope is a bachelor is a language game similiar to one that says a penguin is a bird. The penguin looks like a bird, but cannot really function as one. (birds fly and so forth). Referents that have form over function should be thought of as "de jure" referents (by the form), but referents that have function over form should be thought of as "de facto" (in fact) referents. The pope is a de jure bachelor and the penguin is a de jure "bird."
(Now, if the Pope falls from grace and starts dating someone, all bets are off. The hypothetical assumes he is, in fact, impossible to date. If that assumption is violated, then of course he is in the family of archetype bachelors).
Here are some de facto puzzles: is a living room bean bag a "chair?" It doesn't look like it but it functions as such. Hence, campaign dollars are "speech" in the sense that living room bean bags are "chairs."
Sean Wilson <whoooo26505 at yahoo.com> wrote:
One who is unmarried but not eligible is a "bachelor" much in the same way that dollars are speech.
Dr. Sean Wilson, Esq.
Penn State University
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