Thursday, February 10, 2022


To Be Self Executing

In administrative law, a statute may be self executing, or to the contrary it may require regulatory embellishment.

But the words also and plainly conjure suicide as well.  An administrative law judge of long standing might be so sick and tired of cutting and pasting the same decision to say "no" that she chooses to execute herself.

Finally, to return to cognitive behavioral therapy, our expressions may be self executing in the sense that to say them, over and over, is to feel them.  "Chock-Full-O-Nuts is that heavenly coffee.  Better coffee a millionaire's money can't buy."  Repeat five hundred times.  Or, even more therapeutically, "Let fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains repeat the sounding joy, for the Lord is come."

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