"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
I think it has. I'm sure you all will agree that being a racist in America is much, much more dangerous than being a minority. Racists are social outcasts. In business, you had better keep any racial predjudices deep under wraps or you will be destroyed. And rightly so. That said, is racism dead? Of course not. But it is on life support and fading fast. I am a conservative, we long for a color blind society. I know only one racist, and he is in no position to oppress anyone. He is not relevant.
QUOTE: Now a new and dangerous Praetorian Guard is emerging in the U.S. What makes it even worse is that our new Praetorians are not simply hired killers like Blackwater, but officers of public police forces whose salaries and pensions are provided by taxpayers until such time as they are needed by those with the wealth to hire them for private purposes.
The president has a section with a list of petitions, that if met, he has promised to address. I created one asking for a proposal to congress to amend the Constitution. The amendment simply states, "Protections provided by the Constitution shall apply only to natural persons unless otherwise specified." I tried to come up with a way to word 'money isn't speech' but I couldn't figure a succinct way to do that without also affecting freedom of the press so I bailed on that one.
Constitutionalists to Occupiers: Crony capitalism is the problem
"I have been following the Occupy protesters, who call themselves the '99%', with interest.
"It's true that 99% of Americans do not enjoy the special benefits of crony capitalism. Crony capitalism is very different from real capitalism. In crony capitalism, government hands out special favors and protections to politically well-connected businesses.
"The TARP bailouts, Solyndra, and the military-industrial complex are all facets of crony capitalism.
9-9-9 tax plan make Herman Cain a Robin Hood for the rich
UNITED FOR #GLOBALCHANGE
On October 15th people from all over the world will take to the streets and squares.
From America to Asia, from Africa to Europe, people are rising up to claim their rights and demand a true democracy. Now it is time for all of us to join in a global non violent protest.
The ruling powers work for the benefit of just a few, ignoring the will of the vast majority and the human and environmental price we all have to pay. This intolerable situation must end.
The week the Obama administration sent the DEA to California to ruin our economy by going after LEGAL medical marijuana providers. In 1996 California voters approved Prop. 215 which decriminalized medical marijuana for sick people. I am a patient advocate here. The DEA is raiding collectives, which they feel are "profiteering" Here in California when a collective is raided you are guilty until your lawyers prove your innocene It's sad. (In Long Beach they are prosecuting a collective which was raided by The City of Long Beach, State V.
There has been talk lately of amending the U.S. constitution.
I think this is currently a bad idea, and not a productive avenue of discussion right now.
While eventually this may be necessary, currently I think the idea will go nowhere.
Congress (both the current one and what is likely after 2012) has neither the moral nor intellectual integrity to be entrusted with such a crucially important task. Certainly, allowing the current crop of incompetent and corrupt clowns access to the crown jewels of our democracy would be a catastrophic blunder.
Do moderates lack "convictions?" (Or, everyone doesn't fit in a box...)
I compiled ten articles from around the net that gives 9-9-9 a fairly thorough look...
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