It's Time for a Revolution ...

It's time for fundamental changes in the way we think about and visualize the role of government : a change of paradigm

    Revolution 2 a : a sudden, radical, or complete change b : a fundamental change in political organization; especially : the overthrow or renunciation of one government or ruler and the substitution of another by the governed c : activity or movement designed to effect fundamental changes in the socioeconomic situation d : a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something : a change of paradigm <the Copernican revolution> e : a changeover in use or preference especially in technology <the computer revolution> <the foreign car revolution> synonym see REBELLION
The Government needs to start being nice. Too many employees of government agencies treat the public with contempt. Abuse of power is rampant in the government. Perhaps the public is treated like government employees are treated by their supervisors. Whatever the reason, it has created an atmosphere where people do not trust their own government. As long as taxes are taken involuntarily from citizens, people are right to feel angry that they are paying people to tell them what to do. The government needs to concentrate on being helpful to the society and less on writing and enforcing rules and regulations. When Government Gets Mean: Confessions of a Recovering Statist by Barbara Ehrenreich
Stop the Drug War now. Too much money and too many lives are being wasted on the futile approach of treating a public health problem as a criminal justice issue. People who abuse drugs need help - not jail. The government should not abuse those who do not abuse drugs. It's not the governments business if a person choses to smoke a joint. Keep the government out of peoples private lives. Stop the Drug War now.
The FBI needs to be watched. As J Edgar Hover wrote in 1925, "The Agents of the Bureau of Investigation have been impressed with the fact that the real problem of law enforcement is in trying to obtain the cooperation and sympathy of the public and that they cannot hope to get such cooperation until they themselves merit the respect of the public." [FBI History] Mr. Freeh should be warned that his support for encryption laws and the erosion of constitutional guarantees in the name of terrorism do not help create respect for the FBI. Neither do enforcement of draconian drug laws. WATCH THE FBI
U.S. Foreign Policy needs to be based on mutual respect. Current U.S. Foreign policy is a mess. The U.S. supports unpopular dictatorships while undermining democratically elected governments. The issue of Human Rights is used where it is convenient while ignoring the abuses of human rights in the United States. U.S. Foreign Policy
Boycott companies who take sides in the Drug War Companies have no right to indiscriminately test their employees for drug use. We do not even allow the government to do this (yet). If companies with repressive drug policies saw their bottom lines and stock prices suffer, perhaps they would be less enthusiastic about mandatory testing where there is no relation to job performance.
Consenting adults should not be jailed unless they physically harm the person or property of a nonconsenting other. "In our "free country" over 750,000 people are now in jail for consensual crimes. You should also know that another 2 million are now on parole or probation; over 4 million more will be arrested this year; we will spend $50 billion this year punishing people who have been convicted of consensual crimes; and we will lose $150 billion this year in tax revenue. It's your money. You're paying for it." -Phil Donahue [Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do]
Companies get away with murder. Who says that companies should have the same "rights" as individuals, yet are not held accountable to the same standards. A corporation is nothing more than a legal fiction authorized by state charters. The People presumably have every right to define the conditions under which they are allowed to exist. Why are TV stations allowed free use of the airwaves? []


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