I’ll tell you what the government is doing: little to nothing.
While America’s children are being menaced by sexual predators, the Trump Administration and its congressional cohorts continue to wage endless wars, run up the national debt, and distract the populace with vitriol and kabuki political theater.
The police are not much better.
In too many instances, the cops are worse.
Indeed, while there are certainly many good cops in this country—and I’ve had the honor of working with a number of them—the bad cops have become symptomatic of a criminal justice system that is deeply rotten through and through.
We can no longer count on police to save us from the worst in our society.
“….Here is what every American must ultimately confront: Socialism cannot be made to work, even when it is been run by patriotic American bureaucrats. Socialism is an inherently defective paradigm regardless of who is running it. Socialism leads to crises and chaos. That’s why there is a healthcare crisis in America. It’s because America chose to embrace a socialist healthcare system through the adoption of Medicare and Medicaid.
And here is another harsh reality that Americans must also confront: There is no healthcare reform that is going to resolve America’s healthcare crisis. That’s because it’s impossible to make socialism work. Thus, anyone who spends his time, money, and energy coming up with healthcare reform is wasting his time, money, and energy. He’d be better off playing golf or hiking.
Before the adoption of Medicare and Medicaid, the United States had the finest healthcare system in the world. Doctors loved what they did in life. Inventions, innovations, and healthcare technological advances were soaring. Healthcare was reasonably priced. The needs of the poor were being met through voluntary action….. ” Read More
“The U.S. has the very highest infant mortality rate of all industrialized countries, with more American children dying at birth and in their first year than in any other comparable nation—and more than half of those who survive develop at least one chronic illness.”
MFP Commentary: If you have been around here long, you know that I advocate the complete and utter dismantling of the standing army known as “the police” and that we go back to the founders intended system of a single country sheriff supported by we the people. i.e. the milita.
Being lorded over by this standing army is antithetical to a fee society. It is antithetical to a society of sovereigns as elucidated in the Declaration of Independence.
This standing army is usurping the sovereignty of the American people. They are over paid “order followers” that are mindlessly carrying out a plethora of illegitimate rights trampling laws written by the politician-puppets of the globalists.
Chicago, IL — Recently, Chicago’s top cop, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson—whose base salary is over a quarter of a million annually—told the Chicago Sun Times in an interview that cops “look the other way” all the time when it comes to witnessing misconduct within their ranks. While readers of the Free Thought Project likely know about this blue code of silence within departments, for the superintendent of one of the nation’s largest police forces to come out and admit this is noteworthy and utterly astonishing.
The system of US law enforcement is set up to protect itself which makes it nearly impossible for an individual whistleblower to prove wrongdoing. In case after case, TFTP reports incidents in which abuse, violence, and even murder has gone on inside police departments, is widely known inside the department, yet no one speaks up. Chicago is one of the worst departments in this regard….. Read More
“….calling for government investment in jobs, education, housing, health care — all the elements that are required for a productive and violence-free life….”
She is calling for socialism/communism and to march towards a New World Order.
Prisons do need to be reformed. They certainly are not biblical. i.e. based on restitution.
The solution is not socialism BUT liberty and freedom. Her solution sounds as if the global elites have been whispering in her ear. This situation is very much like the “abolitionists in 1865. Freeing slaves was the right thing to do BUT look deeper and you see that abolitionists were socialist and funded by the elites. More socialism is definitely NOT the answer. More freedom is and that should start with a criminal justice system based on restitution.
Seeing that this article was published by the globalist NYT I think that while we do need to eliminate prisons that her “solution” is clearly evil and globalist in nature. We need to explore a biblically based solution IMHO. A solution based upon freedom rather than slavery. ~MFP
MFP Commentary: This is George Soros flavored “legalization”. i.e. raping the sheep for as much money as possible. This is not about safety and you can bet that those on big pharma drugs will get a pass. ~MFP
The United States was founded as a limited-government republic. That meant a federal government with very few and limited powers. That’s what the Constitution was for — not only to bring the federal government into existence but also, at the same time, to set forth its few, limited powers. If a power wasn’t enumerated, then the federal government was not authorized to exercise it. A close examination of the Constitution shows how few and limited such powers were.
Why didn’t the Framers instead use the Constitution to bring into existence a government with omnipotent powers? After all, in this new governmental scheme, the president and the Congress were to be democratically elected. Why not vest them with the power to do anything they deemed necessary and beneficial to the country? Why tie their hands with few and limited powers?
The reason is simple: The American people would never have accepted that type of government. Remember: After the Revolution, the American people had been operating for 13 years under the Articles of Confederation, a type of governmental system in which each state retained its independence and sovereignty. Under the articles, the states had simply come together in a confederation. Under this type of governmental system, the federal government’s powers were so few and limited that the federal government didn’t even have the power to tax.
That’s the way the American people wanted it. The last thing they wanted was a federal government of general, omnipotent powers to do the “right” thing for the nation. Americans were convinced that that type of governmental system would end up being a grave threat to their freedom and well-being…..Read More