Tuesday, March 25, 2014

 Putin's claims of American Hypocrisy?

Putin's land grab in the Crimea is very similar to America's invasion of Mexico in the 1840's when President Polk decided to use force to acquire Texas, California, and portions of Arizona and New Mexico. .Polk claimed that it was America's "Manifest Destiny" to own that land. He sent troops into Mexico and forced the President of Mexico to sell the land to America at the point of a gun. This caused an International uproar and our actions were broadly censured. The invasion was preceded by Mexico filing complaints against American citizens who were illegally migrating into Texas -which at that time was owned by Mexico.

We sometimes wonder why other Nations accuse us of hypocrisy. Our blatant land grab in Mexico, our invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan are examples, as is our claim that we alone should be allowed to own nuclear weapons. We are after all the only Nation who so far has used nuclear weapons to kill thousands of non-combatant citizens.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Governments are supposed to protect individual freedom and provide for the general welfare of their citizens  not repress,  subjugate,  or spy on their citizens. Money was invented  to provide an efficient way to exchange goods and services, not  provide a way to allow a few individuals to take the majority of the money out of circulation for their own personal benefit. Politicians are supposed to represent the interests of all of the people not just those with enough money to buy influence.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Mitch McConnell brandishing a rifle is about as childish as it gets. This is the man who said his primary  job was to prevent Obama from getting re-elected. What happened to trying to improve the economy and creating more jobs? What happened to  updating our infrastructure? What happened to healing the wounds of partisanship? What happened to raising the minimum wage for some of our nations hardest workers?
We're paying McConnell and our politicians above average salaries and they're not even putting in a 40 hour work week.