Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Ramble On.

I’m a Moderator for the Randi Rhodes show forums and in an effort to be transparent I’ve created this BLOG.

My political perspective?

I’m pro choice.
I’m pro euthanasia.
I’m against the death penalty.
I’m pro taxation of wealth and against taxation of income.
I’m for the legalization of most recreational drugs, it is the right thing to do.
I’m pro Union.
I’m anti war.
I’m anti corporate welfare.
I’m pro social welfare.
I’m pro affirmative action.

I believe the individual should control large portions of their own destiny. The government shouldn’t have control over the individual’s life and or death. It’ isn’t the governments place to tell a woman she has to have a child; it isn’t the governments place to declare that a persons life must go on against the will of the individual and it certainly isn’t the governments place to declare a persons life is over against the will of the individual. . Those are choices that should be left to the individual and or destiny.

The people have been mislead in to believing that they pay their fair share of taxes when in fact they do not. The common people who have less that 5% of all the wealth available in the United States of America pay over 50% of the taxes. This is outrageous when you consider that 1% of the American people own 95% of the wealth and pay less than 50% of the taxes. Individuals should not be taxed based on income but based on their wealth. The American people have been lied to and actually believe that the wealthy of this country pay an unfair amount of taxes. This very idea is ridiculous as the wealthy have the resources to pay the taxes while everyone else doesn’t. It’s like saying the people with a virtual lake of resources shouldn’t have to pay as much as everyone else who have nothing more than a bucket of resources. It’s a ridiculous play on statistics. This is also why a flat tax will not work and why it isn’t fair. The wealthy simply have more, so much more that it isn’t possible for the common person to support the system that supports the wealthy. The wealthy must support their infrastructure (material, from roads to pipes) and their protections (From the SEC to your local police officer) as they are the only ones with the wealth to actually support it. You know why we have a massive national debt? The wealthy haven’t and aren’t paying their fair share.

The drug wars are and were a total fabrication. From the roots of drug laws that were intended to repress the Chinese to the Crack Cocaine laws that are intended to repress the African Americans, it’s all unjust and untenable. This country has had a war on drugs for over 115 years. Perhaps another solution should be considered?

The right to Unionize is essential. Every advancement made in labor laws can be traced back to Union organization. From child labor laws, holidays, a forty-hour work weak, overtime pay, sick leave and even vacation time, all have their roots in union organizations. Now in order to avoid paying labor what it is worth corporations are outsourcing work to countries with no organized labor. Now corporations are using child labor, demanding more than a forty-hour week, and basically trashing every union advancement made in the last 70 years by moving labor functions over seas. We don’t need to stop the outsourcing of jobs we will need to unionize the people.

Who is pro war? The Military Industrial Complex is, that’s who. We enter in to wars to easily and for the wrong reasons. Wars are places where young men and women are forced to kill or be killed. Wars are horrible and it seems that the American people have forgotten that.

Corporate welfare? Why are companies that earn a considerable percentage more profit than they did year before, year after year, getting tax breaks and government grants for research or grants just for being in America?

Social welfare? It’s cheaper than prison.

Affirmative action? Currently the American Social structure creates a system of repression. Schools are funded from local tax dollars. The poor have poor schools and the rich have rich schools. Access to colleges is also limited via monies and what makes it worse are the token allotments of scholarships. If not for affirmative action America’s minorities and women would be locked out of the economy.

I’m moving to Amsterdam as soon as I can.
I hope you’ll join me.

3 Comments:

At 12:04 PM, Blogger comajorr said...

Hey il128! comajorr here. Nice Blog. My political perspective is the same as yours. I'll be back to check on your ramblings and thanks for moderating on the Randi board!

 
At 4:31 PM, Blogger Canadian Gurl said...

Hey!

Don't you love blogging :) I started one a couple of weeks ago.


I'll come by periodicly too.

 
At 2:24 AM, Blogger BS said...

We're right there with ya, all the way to Amsterdam.. Over here at Impeach Dubya we just started up our blog as well.

Keep up the good work!
Peace
---BS

 

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