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Imagined state of being goes against reality

Thought, word and deed. The three acts of the will. The three acts of the will that are the natural check-and-balance system regulating justice in a civilized society.

Jurisprudence itself is rooted in these three acts; thereupon is law conceived, debated and given approbation in a deliberative process.

A thought imagined is incapable of being scrutinized, but once spoken, it is quite natural to examine its content for conformity to the reality known by others through the senses. If found sensible, reasonable and without caprice, then it may be judged and enacted on as a point of law and adjudicated accordingly.

Now enter into the collective will of man the plight of an imagined state of being. This state of being may be captivating, conversationally titillating and even charming.

To imagine oneself as being trans-species, trans-stature, trans-chronological or trans-gender may help to while away the long hours on an intercontinental flight, but reality resumes upon landing.

When regulated, a cultivated, imaginative sense lends itself well to creative thinking, but an imagined state of being becomes debilitating as an obsession.

An imagined state of being not in conformance with the reality of the senses is ultimately found to be in opposition to our very essence. When it is given credence as a point of law, to be subjected to the due process of the law, then jurisprudence ceases to exist.

Reasonable people recognize the justice found in granting equal protection to people of all colors, shapes, sizes and creeds, male and female, but cannot abide a law that compels them to agree that a boy is, in fact, a girl anymore than an octogenarian is a toddler (even though on any given day he may feel as spry!).

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