The Spirit of Community Organizing – When Corruption Gets Treated As A Manageable Risk
You can always trust the government. They practice morality on a much higher plane than the money-mongers grubbing for the filthy lucre down in the private sector. It’s a good thing they exist to be morally pure and impartial to all sides. Oh, Wait! They don’t. They are just as likely to be corrupt, duplicitous, and falsely self-seeking in the name of the commonweal. In Iowa they have mechanized corruption so that it happens efficiently as a manageable risk of governance.
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The Des Moines Register reports that for five years ending in February 2011, the Iowa Civil Rights Commission shook down landlords for “voluntary contributions” in exchange for dropping discrimination complaints. The Register obtained copies of 27 settlement agreements involving about $20,000 in contributions.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a Defamatory Hate Organization
One of the beautiful things about America is that we have an unencumbered right to free speech. Unlike in many European countries where there are strict anti-defamation laws, in America one has the right to say hateful things about another person or group of people (as long as there is no incitement of violence). Likewise, one has the right to accuse others of engaging in | Read More »
anti-Tea Party cartoon reveals ignorance
In today’s Washington Post, cartoonist Tom Toles argues that the tea party movement reveals itself to be racist by “want[ing] to go back to the Constitution as it was written,” despite the document’s acquiescence in the continuation of slavery. Toles’s cartoon is a particularly hateful variant of a misleading, but all too common, argument that tries to vilify critics of a “living Constitution” and justify | Read More »