The end of reason

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By Ralph Damiani

Friday night at the ski hill was another in the series of summer concerts put on by the county and various businesses in the community.

People gather to relax, meet with friends and listen to some great music. Friday night was no different.

The night air at Pajarito was cool and crisp and the music rocking.  All was well.

Until the state police decided to make an appearance and clearly demonstrate that we have lost our collective minds.

So many times you hear figures talk about what makes America great is that we are a nation of laws. That is wrong. Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia were nations of laws.

What makes us great is that we are a nation of justice, of reason. But we are rapidly moving away from that and all we can do go by rote and recite the laws and rules with no thinking?

Friday night was a perfect example.

It seems that the state police folks in Santa Fe wanted to make a bust in Los Alamos, so they sent an officer from Albuquerque to come here and attend the summer concert and find something wrong.

And surprise, surprise, he did.

No, there was not excessive drinking, there was no serving to underage folks, there was no problem at all. There was just a group of people relaxing in the cool air.

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