Lockean Rights

Lockean rights: Each person has the right to do whatever she chooses with whatever she legitimately owns so long as she does not violate the rights of others not to be harmed in certain ways—by force, fraud, coercion, theft, or infliction of damage on person or property. Each person has the right not to be harmed by others in the mentioned ways, unless she voluntarily waives any of her rights or voluntarily transfers them to another or forfeits them by misconduct. Also, each adult person is the full rightful owner of herself and each child person has the right to be nurtured to adult status by those responsible for her creation. It is generally supposed in the Lockean tradition that they start from the premise of self-ownership.

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In all Utopian justice systems people are considered to own themselves. Others cannot damage or control their bodies. They likewise cannot damage or control the bodies of others. High tech means to identify and capture a psychopath are preferred to teaching members of society or government to behave themselves in the manner of a psychopath. Acting like a psychopath towards a psychopath is not justified or permitted. Homicide is not legal for the state, the citizens or outsiders.

Euthanasia, however, is permitted. So if a person really wishes to be euthanized and has been warned by people that have been authorized by a judge, he should not switch off the safety on his gun. It seems like a small thing, but stupid people should not, by themselves, make the decision to commit homicide for any reason. Euthanasia is authorized by a judge and requires that the person to be euthanized submit voluntarily by threatening the life of another and by not surrendering his weapon when asked.

There should be a means of electronically disabling weapons in schools and public places. Guns should ping a cellular tower so that their location can be followed. Multi-shot weapons should not be licensed. People should have an identifying chip so that they can be found by the police if they cause another significant harm (it’s better than shooting them if they run)! Guns should be disabled if they are not held by the owner (the police and others should not have to shoot someone because they feel their gun may be taken away).

Long term survival of the human race is dubious

Some of the people are crazy all of the time, but not all of the people are crazy all of the time.

Some of the people are sane some of the time, but not all of the people are sane all of the time.

If all of the people were sane all of the time, then anarchy, as a stateless non-government, would work.

If a society exists where most of the people are sane most of the time, then a democracy or lottocracy (random selection of representatives from a pool of volunteers), would be desirable.

If a society exists where most of the people are only sane some of the time, we are going on a roller coaster ride which will probably end badly.

We live in a society where some of the people are crazy all of the time, but not all of the people are crazy all of the time. We elect the best liar out of all the lawyers that run for a given office. We have a constitutional government which keeps the insanity from fluctuating too rapidly. Long term survival of our species is dubious.

I hope that the schools can start producing people that are societally sane. In other words, people need to how learn to think not just for the good of themselves, but for the good of society. This doesn’t mean that we have to be uniform in our distribution of wealth and power, but it does mean that wealth and power shouldn’t be distributed entirely to those that want only for themselves. We need a new breed of individual that can think about what is best for society while differentiating between the sane, the producers, the intelligent and those that want the government to support and teach their over-production of children.

Apathy is a Silent Killer

Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don’t know and I don’t care.
Jimmy Buffett

We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.
Helen Keller

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.
Leo Buscaglia

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
Robert M. Hutchins

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
Charles de Montesquieu

It is often when night looks darkest, it is often before the fever breaks that one senses the gathering momentum for change, when one feels that resurrection of hope in the midst of despair and apathy.
Hillary Clinton

Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
Dan Millman

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
Arnold J. Toynbee

Apathy is generated by repeatedly trying to petition an apathetic government to change.  Government is bought, not persuaded.  However, a laser is merely light that is focused and in phase.  It is powerful.  Let a few people get focused and in phase and Washington will feel their power.  They will be persuasive with force and power.

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Not This Government!

Plutocracy & Aristocracy

I would prefer to have a choice in government.   Our current government gives us the choice between a representative plutocracy of millionaires and billionaires and a representative aristocracy of lawyers and high government officials.  You may recognize the republican party as the representative plutocracy of millionaires and billionaires.  You may recognize the democratic party as a representative aristocracy of lawyers and high government officials.  The present government is apparently favored by the rich and those in power.

This group should pay income taxes, sales taxes and property taxes.  They should pay no social security taxes.  Their contribution to social security taxes is currently zero on 99% of their income anyway.  Why give them credit for something they don’t really contribute to?

True Democracy:

College graduates would be better off in a true democracy or a lottocracy where the representatives would be drawn randomly from a pool of volunteers all of which are college graduates.  The only taxes they should pay would be the social security tax, sales taxes and property taxes.  They should pay no income tax.

Socialism:

The poor and the disillusioned would be better off in a socialistic & representative democracy.  They would probably like our current government, but this new socialism would create more jobs and more wealth for them.   It would, in a way, be a big union.  The only taxes they should pay would be the social security tax, sales taxes and property taxes.  They should pay no income tax.

Picking the government:

We should have our choice of living in a state that endorses the government we like.  We would ‘vote’, in part, by moving to the state with the government we like.

Utopian Prison Colonies

Utopia would absolutely reject Fascism and similar ideas. However, Utopian prisons could be fascist colonies for the violent.

Fascism is a philosophy of government that stresses the primacy and glory of the state, unquestioning obedience to its leader, subordination of the individual will to the state’s authority, and harsh suppression of dissent. Martial virtues are celebrated, while liberal and democratic values are disparaged.

Fascism is a way of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government.

Utopia would also absolutely reject Communism and similar ideas. However, Utopian prisons could be communist colonies for thieves and vagrants.

Communism (from Latin communis – common, universal) is a socioeconomic system structured upon common ownership of the means of production and characterized by the absence of social classes, money, and the state; as well as a social, political and economic ideology and movement that aims to establish this social order. The movement to develop communism, in its Marxist–Leninist interpretations, significantly influenced the history of the 20th century, which saw intense rivalry between the states which claimed to follow this ideology and their enemies.

Government should treat equal men equally

All men are not created equal. Obviously an NBA basketball player can play his game better than you or I. Obviously a chess grandmaster can play better chess than you or I. A man is created not only by nature and god, but by parents, society and, believe it or not, by himself. A man creates himself as much, if not more, than anything else. It is wrong to believe that all men are created equal.

Government should treat equal men equally.  Treating equal men equally does not, however, mean that we should gift money and other assets to one man that does not have as much as another. Treating equal men equally does not mean that equal men should not flourish differently. Government should, however, try that all equal men can survive with happiness.

All equal men should have the right to an occupation that allows survival with happiness.

All equal men should NOT have the right to an unequal number of unequal children to be raised as equals by government.

Government should not treat unequal men equally by distorting classifications, metrics and other parameters by which we distribute the fruits of labor and the reaping of government. It is by these lies of measurement that unequal treatment by government exists.

All men are not created equally.  Government favors some under the guise of survival of the favored, the entitled, the lucky and the champion. It is accepted under the decree that the fittest shall survive. Those that government and society decree are the fittest (not those that actually are) flourish and prosper as per government regulation.

Society is unjust. Government is unjust.

Amanda Knox Witch Hunt

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Small wonder the ‘Judicial’ system of Italy is so eager to engage in the press. They spam, lie, fabricate, commit serial calumny and sue anybody that replies with truth and fact.

There isn’t one piece of evidence that is more than dubious.

Nobody’s best interest is served by letting Amanda and Raffaele be framed for crimes they didn’t commit. You and I would just go to jail for the rest of our lives without a line in the newspapers. Defend Amanda and you defend yourself. It’s now or never….

Why Desire a Better Government?

Let’s start to examine some of the areas of great national pride.  Let’s look at some areas that “everybody knows” are exemplary. 

Criminal Justice:

Q. How many innocent people are there in prison?

A. We will never know for sure, but the few studies that have been done estimate that between 2.3% and 5% of all prisoners in the U.S. are innocent (for context, if just 1% of all prisoners are innocent, that would mean that more than 20,000 innocent people are in prison).
More broadly, we know that innocent people are often identified as suspects by law enforcement and that DNA testing often clears them before they go to trial, but that DNA testing is impossible in the vast majority of criminal cases. In approximately 25% of cases where DNA testing was done by the FBI during the course of investigations, suspects were excluded by the testing. That doesn’t mean we believe 25% of convictions are in error, but when coupled with the fact that DNA testing is only possible in 5-10% of all criminal cases, it shows that science cannot always clear innocent suspects, which can result in wrongful convictions.

Where DNA testing was possible, many suspects were excluded.  If only 2.3% and 5% of all prisoners in the U.S. are innocent, then 46,000 to 100,000 of the two million incarcerated are innocent.  The damage done to this people is by no means limited to the incarceration period.  The time and money that people spend defending themselves is a hell on earth not only to the defendants, but their entire families.  Amanda Knox and Raffaele Solecito have spent in excess of six years and four million dollars defending themselves.

The innocent spend more time and money defending themselves because they know they are innocent.  The guilty just plead down and try to minimize the expense and the sentence.

Bear in mind that this is in progress and presently the result of a minute of research and a few minutes writing.  It will be expanded and enhanced.  All areas of great national pride will be examined.

To be continued…

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The right to form new governments/territories

Please go to the site of white house petitions and sign this petition.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/right-form-new-governmentsterritories/FGDCt5rP

we petition the obama administration to:

The right to form new governments/territories

Because one government will never be right for all the people all the time, people should be given the right to secede from this government to form new governments/territories.  In lieu of taxes, land could be rented from the USA.

We feel that democracy, government, capitalism, the constitution, justice, taxation, education, prisons, schools, religion, the police, income redistribution, foods, laws, drug use, zoning, jobs, welfare, gun ownership and taxes can all be tailored in great variety to suit our individual needs.  We feel that one government does not fit all.

 

Please go to the site of white house petitions and sign this petition.  It makes the statement that government can be made better in every way.  If you don’t believe government can be made better in every way, just keep asking yourself “How could I make voting better”, or “How could a system make my representation better”.  Question everything.  If you are creative and objective, you will soon discover that ours is not the best government that we  can ever have.  Sign the petition to encourage others to think for themselves.  Signing the petition only empowers humankind.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/right-form-new-governmentsterritories/FGDCt5rP

Amanda Knox and the Italian Judiciary

In his last letter Jefferson wrote,

All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God. These are grounds of hope for others. For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them.

The Italian Judiciary has debauched these considerations.  They have ruled against the right to a fair trial.  They have darkened the “light of science”.  They have fabricated the truth, they have saddled mankind with the task of undoing their favored defecations.  The representation-less conviction of Amanda and Raffaele in the trial of Guede has destroyed the grounds for hope of all.

Earth's dystopian societies know not that they know not. A Utopian Society knows what it wants.