Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

COUNTERPOINT: a Funeral Oration for Progress1

July 2021 Bar Bulletin

By Publius 

Counsel, jurists, KCBA members, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Progress, not to praise it.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Progress. The noble Right
Hath told you Progress was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Progress answer’d it.
Here, under leave of conservatism —
For 45 is an honorable man;
So are they all, all honorable men —
Come I to speak at Progress’s funeral.
It was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But the Right says it was...

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