Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Modest Proposal For Improving US Government

I have been very concerned about the use of technology by the government in ways that are a grave threat to the freedom of citizens of the USA. This article in a paper in another country, the UK, explains some of it:

"Speaking to the New York Times, Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's national security project, denounced the memorandum as 'a profoundly disturbing document', adding: 'It's hard to believe that it was produced in a democracy built on a system of checks and balances. It summarises in cold legal terms a stunning overreach of executive authority: the claimed power to declare Americans a threat and kill them, far from a recognised battlefield and without any judicial involvement.'

Here is a link to the Guardian article:

Every Tom, Dick, and Harry either has,, or plans to soon have their own drones in American skies. Right now, they are just for watching. Weaponizing them is ridiculously easy. 

With such moral flexibility from the last two US government administrations it is clear that we should be very uneasy with drone traffic gridlock approaching in our skies.

Both Democrats and Republicans appear to be equally crazy. 

Democrats want to take away arms from citizens for fear of crazy people using them and give them to an even crazier government. 

Republicans want to arm our teachers. That is taking educational discipline to extraordinary levels. I can see it now, "Timmy, this is your second warning. One more spit wad in class and you're dead."

The excesses of Republicans are clearly visible to Democrats, but they are blind to what their own party leaders do. The Republicans reverse that.

The only logical solution is to practice bipartisan extraordinary rendition on the next session of both houses of congress and send them all to prison in Syria along with the current administration.  

We can replace our current parties with Greens versus Libertarians. Then we can surely get more business done.

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