Feb 5, 2015

ANOTHER RANT on what's wrong with America...and especially the GOP that keeps going to the DARK SIDE!

I just don't understand why so many politically aspiring people are attracted to the conservative party and seem dedicated to bringing the country down!

Why do so many go to the dark side? I always thought contemporary thinking was to be open minded and tolerant...since the 60s.

To make the country BETTER!

But there are SO MANY old testament, do the crime so do the time people around here. Wanting to disassemble public policies and progress to help citizens in order to help business enterprise?   To go BACKWARDS!  Sigh.

Why don't people realize we citizens voluntarily pay taxes to accomplish social objectives... defense, consumer protection, transportation, safety, roads and bridges, nuclear and pollution regulation...all the stuff we want the government to organize and CONTRACT OUT to private enterprise? Why don't they get that lots of businesses enjoy the government as our representative to raise the money and then hire them to accomplish our group goals?

Where do they learn this fearfulness? Religious, rule oriented education? Strict parenting? Preoccupation with money and profit? Or ignorance of what virtues actually are?   For a Christian country, it sure seems like today's Christians must have been slow readers...never got past Deuterotomy' sex rules, to get all the way to Jesus' message about forgiveness.
Why do they fear government but not unfair corporate business practices?   Do you want your meat inspected or DON'T you?  Utilities dumping goo into drinking water rivers or not?   Govt forcing companies to clean up their pollution or not?    Forcing BP to clean up the beaches after a major oil spill in the Gulf....OR NOT?     Bad seatbelt recalls for automakers or NOT?   Defective child carriers?   Chinese lead paint in toys?  Just want do you want gumment to do or to NOT do? 

Liberty that so many claim a virtue, isn't about adhering to rules or having the right to cheat people. It's the opposite, so long as you cause no harm to others. Freedom to do what you want without so many rules.

The business rules are decided by us all to keep the greedy from ripping us off.
But they're also over-policing us individually...while our gumment is not policing the police.  Doesn't the idea of TOO FRIENDLY prosecutors not bother you?

Why are they looking the other way at citizen abuse?  It's a huge issue and blacks know it the most.  Yeah we whites who drive nice cars aren't hassled...but what about charges for driving or WALKING WHILE BLACK?   Does that not offend your sense of justice?  Doesn't it make sense that the Bill of Rights should protect us from heavy handed police doing their usual 'stop and frisk?'

One wonders how police managed to escape 9th grade civics class and their lessons on the Bill of Rights!  Maybe cops need to have annual continuing education credits to remind them, so they must be accredited to police us... like medical people who ALSO have life and death control over us?

Congress?   Anyone, anyone?

Nixon's War on Drugs and the prison/legal industry.  Imprisoning the drug addicted with a lifelong record, rather than treating them.   Some drug courts get it but other's don't!  Obama needs to pardon them all for simple possession and remove their records so they can get on with life.

We send our addicted young people and liquor store robbers to prison for stealing fifty bucks but not white collar banksters for stealing fifty thousand? Who's in charge, anyway?

Seems like state legislators spend every waking moment passing laws restricting freedom and protecting the rule-makers and business establishments, and so often do it with a religious objective of self-righteousness. Yeah, I know, most of them get elected by YARD SIGNS, not by their beliefs. So we don't really know who we're voting for and the system makes it hard for us to find out.

Sadly the media doesn't cover legislative, school board, or city candidates BEFORE elections, only when they later stick their feet in their mouths. That's too late for us on election day. So much for media acting in the PUBLIC INTEREST!

What is it about liberalism that is so evil since Reagan declared it so?

Do they not understand liberalism? Where's the misconception? Are liberals trying to correct the false attacks? If so, we're losing!

Do Americans really mostly want an ORDERLY society? We all know democracy is messy, but those in control really don't want the people meddling in public policy. High school civics teachers should have taught them better, I'd say.

Anybody understand these issues and want to offer an opinion without namecalling?

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