ETHICS ISSUES: PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS

“UNIONS:  THE DISEASE FOR WHICH THEY PROCLAIM THE CURE”

doing what's right

Unions: It’s Time…

The current financial crisis is in large part a result of public sector unions.

Unionization initially was the major factor in the economic development of the subprofessional (blue-collar) worker who was being abused by ‘big business’ in the early 1900s.  Times have changed, but unions persist.  Most professionals consider unionization beneath them because professionalism and unionization are basically incompatible: The professional’s requirement of individual freedom and autonomy is not aligned with the concept of collective bargaining, nor is his authoritative position within his profession enhanced by allowing a union to bargain in his behalf.  (In other words, real professionals don’t join unions.)

The decline of the blue-collar worker (and concomitant rise in white-collar) in the ’50s brought on a serious decline in union membership, heralding an unacceptable (to unions) decline in

THE WAGES OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS……EXHORBITANT!!!

THE BOONDOGGLE of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

PC is a lie

The Truth Be Told…

Next week the Administration will “unveil a cornerstone of its climate-change initiative with a proposed rule aimed at… meet(ing) aggressive goals for reducing carbon emissions by existing power plants.” The price tag begs reflection on whether the benefits justify the cost of political correctness. The answer is a resounding NO.

Political Correctness is a political, not scientific, animal. There is no evidence of man’s activities causing disastrous climate change; climate change is a perfectly natural phenomenon that will be handled effectively by those same natural processes that have been operating for millions of years. New evidence has positively debunked the claim that 97% of the world’s scientists support the conclusion that human activities are responsible for most of the observed ‘disastrous’ warming over the previous 50yrs. There is NO WAY that number can be supported, yet that’s the number they’re

ETHICS IN POLITICS? LOTS OF LUCK II

ETHICS IN POLITICS?  HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL…

We Shall Overcome…

No right way to do the wrong thing

…no matter how you slice it…

Barack Obama rode out of nowhere into Washington on a wave of popular adulation. Hailed as THE ONE who would bring our nation back from the brink, he vowed to fix what his predecessor broke. He cheerfully accepted praise and outright worship (not to mention a Nobel Prize) with smiling face and outstretched arms. He would preside over a new nation of peace and prosperity, befriending enemies and ending war while governing with transparency and bipartisanship.  Results: Nobel—wasted.  Promises—fruitless.  Opportunity—squandered.  What happened?

He found that his job included more than smiling, promising and being adored. He was hired to govern but didn’t know how so he set about passing laws that would ‘fundamentally change’ our culture.  His way.  But ambiguity replaced the promised transparency. Past questionable associations were

ETHICAL ISSUES: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS II

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS – The Scourge Of Our Time (Conclusion)

TERRORISM

more important than you know...

…it’s important…

Terrorists have been attacking our soil for years.  The aggression began well before September 11, 2001, and the 2013 Boston Marathon and the San Jose (CA) power station attacks are more recent examples.  Our embassy in Benghazi was attacked by terrorists—four Americans including our Ambassador were killed.  This is, by any standard, warfare.  Contrary to President Obama’s declaration that “…America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam,” Islam is at war with us, however politically-incorrect it is to admit. This from Mohammad Akram of the Muslim Brotherhood: “Members of Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a…jihad in eliminating…Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house…so that God’s religion is made victorious over all other(s)”.

Nor does covering up for the offenders alter the

ETHICAL ISSUES: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS I

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS – the scourge of our time

Honesty is the Best Policy

Be Honest…

Laying on the guilt trip (otherwise known as Political Correctness) by ‘progressives’ is a curse promulgated by the political elite who would destroy the American way of life, a fact clearly documented in the work of the Frankfurt School.  You are encouraged to confirm it… The political elite need constant affirmation of their sense of self—that they are ‘nice’ and ‘kind’—and that their lofty intellect puts them above the masses. Those masses (‘workers’, a 19th Century term echoing socialism) must be constantly kept in fear of being crushed; and the freeloaders demanding ‘more’ kept clamoring for those having more being forced to give it to them. Issues identified with Political Correctness have expanded from the holy trinity of race, class and gender to include terrorism, global warming, income equality and a host of others. From the

ETHICS ISSUES: POLITICAL ETHICS – PART IV (Conclusion, for now…)

OUR FOUNDERING NATION:  A BRIEF HISTORY of POLITICAL ETHICS (OR NOT…)

You'd better believe it...

…and TRUTH will win the day…

The following will be familiar to those who have dealt with Progressive activist groups.  Eliminating the distinction between the individual and the group will hasten the end of our Constitutional rights unless we are very carefulBe careful.

Progressives tend to become zealous about their cause, and zealots tend to appeal to emotions and feelings in place of a valid or compelling argument to dismiss relevant criticism or flaws in their position.  One or more of the following methods are commonly employed www.yourlogicalfallacyis.com:

Presenting circular arguments in which the conclusion is included in the premise (Al Gore letter to the Wall Street Journal, 10/30/13).

Attacking an opponent’s character or personal traits and/or misrepresenting his argument by turning back criticism on the accuser (answering criticism with criticism), claiming