Archive for the ‘Political Ethics’ Category

No Double Standard for Law Enforcement

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Law enforcement officers should be held to the exact same standard as a civilian in the same circumstances.
So, if a civilian was to restrain a man with a choke hold and the man dies, he or she would be criminally liable. So should a law enforcement officer.
If a civilian with a lawful permit to carry a gun, shoots a 12 yo with a toy gun in “self-defence” he or she would be criminally libel. So, should a law enforcement officer.
If a civilan shoots and kills an unarmed man in a dark staircase, he would be criminally libel. So, should a law enforcement officer.

There should be ONE STANDARD to taking a LIFE — and law enforcement should be held to that standard.

Win-Win in the Gay Marriage Ruling for SCOTUS

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

1) Declare Marriage sacred and between a man and woman
2) Rule Marriage Unconstitutional since it violates the separation of church and state.
3) Strike down ALL Marriage Laws and require Civil Union for all without discrimination for Gays

Thus, only Religions can marry people and the State can create civil unions. It would be allowed to have a Religious Marriage Service count as a Civil Union one.

From 20th Century Robber Barons to 21st Century Robber Capitalist

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

This video says it all: https: income inequality. The 21st Century Robber Capitalist are as bad or worse that the 20th Century Robber Barons. Anti-trust like Legislation is needed to breakup the Board of Directors oligarchy and to tax unearned inheritances that are perpetuating this income inequality.

So, how did the Robber Capitalist steal from the middle class? First, they instituted 401k pensions and confiscated historical company pension fund contributions. Second, in the 1980’s they stop paying workers for increased productivity and took their productivity revenue gains for themselves. Finally, they stopped paying living wages and benefits. Not providing these leads to increased wealth for the robber capitalist.

The Robber Capitalist miss one central concept of Capitalism, i.e., workers are consumers. Thus as workers make less they consume less. Robber Capitalist threaten capitalism by monopolizing capital. There miss the irony of these circumstances.

American Tealiban and Conservative Brotherhood Hegemony

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

The American Tealiban, aka, Tea Party, and the American Conservative Brotherhood, aka, Conservative Republicans, want their values to be above everyone else’s. They do not respect much less support any values that are not their own.

Ironically, the Tealiban irks the Conservative Brotherhood by imposing their fascist values. Yet the Conservative Brotherhood does not comprehend that they are trying to do the same to the rest of the country.

The Egyptian Islamic Brotherhood was democratically elected but not surprisingly took their majority win as a mandate to impose their values on everyone… including those who did not vote for them. This lead to downfall for their decidedly un-Democratic regime.

Paradoxically, the anti-“Big Government” American Conservative Brotherhood want this same Big Government to prohibit abortions and deny same sex marriage among other things. Apparently, it is not the government that is the problem but instead the values the government is supporting. When it is not the Conservative Brotherhood values, then government is bad. When it is their values, then government is good. Very self-serving.

Ironically, the Government imposes no values on the Tealiban or Conservative Brotherhood. Instead, other values are supported in addition to theirs. Since they oppose other than their own values they want to denies others their values.

It is time the Tealiban and Conservative Brotherhood give up on getting hegemony and start to “..live and let live” with the majority of Americans.

Tea Party Conservatives are NOT Social Welfare Organizations and Deserve IRS Scrunity

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

The uproar over the IRS scrutinizing of 501(c)4 social welfare applications by Tea Party members and Conservatives is self interested and righteous. There is NO reason to believe that the Tea Party and Conservatives are involved in social welfare. Instead they are only interested in promoting their values through political activities. These political activities disqualifies organizations from 501(c)4 status. Thus the IRS scrutiny is call for AND appropriate.

501(c)4 organizations are NOT tax exempt organization like 501(c)3 charity type organizations. The only advantage of being a 501(c)4 organizations is that these organizers don’t have to disclose their donors. Why would a so-called “social welfare” organization want to hide its supporters.

It is disingenuous to believe any Tea Party and Conservative organizations are not political actions committees and they are seeking 501(3)4 status to hide the political supports. This disqualifies them from 501(c)4 status and the IRS was doing their job to scrutinize them.

The Media’s Self-Interested Indignity for Collusing with Criminals

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

The News Media is up in arms because the Justice Department obtained their telephone records while investigating a crime involving national security. These criminals put American lives at risk and need to be brought to justice. Because the Media, ‘broke’ the story that involved a crime they are crying “Foul” and violation of First Amendment rights. Now the last time I looked only clergy and attorneys had client-professional privileges that protected client confidentiality. News reporters do not have the same privileges when it comes to criminal activity.

Also, these activities were criminal in nature and not “whistle blower” activity. It is up the the Justice system and not the media to decide what, if any, punishment is warranted.

Self righteousness is not pretty when coming from anyone but esp. ugly when it comes from the media since they control the media. They should recuse themselves from this reporting since it is too close to home. They should let ACLU and other civil rights organizations do their analysis.

That is media is self-interested can easily be seen when one of their own passes and they take it upon themselves to involve the world in media insider interests.

d for Delusion Prefix For Delusional Groups such as dGOP, dNRA, dTea Party, dFOX

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

It is readily apparent that there are very public groups and persons that are obviously delusional. Their delusions are rooted in their selective memories and understandings not based in reality and that border on paranoia. It is time to label delusional groups so that people can readily become aware of their disguises as rational groups.

For example, Republicans are all worked about Benghazi terror attack which tragically lead to the death of 4 Americans. Extensive Congressional hearings are being held and yet to reveal any substantive facts. Their actions are directed by delusions about the unknown rather that what is known.

Yet, the real deceptions that lead to the US Military involvement in Iraq with the deaths of 4,000 Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis is conveniently overlooked by the GOP. Where is the ‘outrage’ over these needless deaths and countless injuries?! Toppling Suddam Hussein is NOT sufficient reason for these deaths and do NOT excuse the lies (‘delusions’) about Weapons of Mass Destruction that lead to our involvement. Also, their beliefs that Immigration Reform that want to be arduous and extremely difficult will garner them minority votes is equally delusional. The GOP is a delusional group; thus, should be labeled as the “dGOP” and their members as “dRepublicans.”

The fact that “people with guns kill people” and that assault weapons are made specifically to kill people is re-casted as a 2nd Amendment Repeal delusion by the NRA. NO ONE is trying to repeal the 2nd Amendment! Assault weapons such as fully automatic weapons, i.e., machine guns and silencers for weapons are already regulated — NOT prohibited. The same needs to done for “assault rifles.” The NRA fears future actions such as a National Gun Registry and thus opposes and current actions. The NRA is a delusional group; thus should be noted as the “dNRA.”

The Tea Party opposes the current government democratically elected by the majority of people. Instead it wants its values that are held by a very small minority imposed on the MAJORITY in the name of liberty and democracy. What is more delusional than that! Thus, the dTEA PARTY moniker is warranted. Specifically, Senator Tom Cruz, dR, from Texas has been chastised by his own Party for his delusions. He even believes he can be President of the US even though he is ineligible since he wasn’t born in the US! He is a prototypical dTea Party member and thus deserves the dCruz moniker.

Finally, FOX is NOT a news organization but instead a Conservative propaganda organization. They constantly pander to the dGOP, dNRA, dTEA Party with their own delusional broadcasters (Propaganders are NOT Reporters!) They don’t understand why the “media” does NOT follow their delusional propaganda leads. Thus it is not FOX NEWS but instead the dFox Network. They are not a news organization.

Delusions need to call what they are delusions and those having them identified as delusional. Only then can the real progress into solving the nations problems can be made. The people have shown that they will vote out delusional candidates such as those who made delusional comments about women and rape in 2012. Let’s identify all the delusional groups and candidates out their and see what the people will do. The US is still a democracy no matter how much the dGOP tries to make it less so by imposing voter ID laws and gerrymandering states to increase their members.

The Country Needs A President NOT An CEO!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

The United States of America is NOT a Business! No business has a President/CEO, Legislature AND a Supreme Court running its agenda! No Business would ever succeed if it ever did.

The US needs a President that leads for ALL the people and not exclude 47% but instead represent all Americans and all their agendas.

It’s Not ObamaCare But Instead Obama Cares!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Enough said!

Refund (at best), Restitution (at worse) But NOT Wealth Redistribution

Friday, October 5th, 2012

It is ironic that the 1% of Americans who have acquired half the country’s wealth are fighting wealth ‘redistribution’ since it is through revenue redistribution that they acquired their wealth from the other 99%.

Through self serving interlocking business arrangements and manipulations of government regulations, this 1% has (re-)distributed revenues from the middle class to themselves. Thus, the middle class has gotten poorer.

For years increased worker productivity have lead to increased profits. Yet worker income has not kept up and in fact, their benefits have been cut. The executives and investors (i.e., the 1%) have given themselves the vast majorities of revenues from these productivity increases.

In the meantime, “money changers” i.e., bankers and fund managers have given themselves undue incomes from just managing the 99%’s retirement and public institution funds.

So, instead of wealth redistribution it is a “refund” to the masses for their mistakes or restitution for their criminal activity. If the insist on calling it redistribution then they should at least correctly call it re-redistribution.