ETHICAL ISSUES: SOCIETY

THE ETHICS of SOCIETY  II

Alexander Hamilton wrote (1775): “The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature…and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.”

continued from a previous post, as promised:   In addition to any powers granted the individual by civil law, the individual retains certain powers granted by virtue of his humanity and natural law.  When there’s a conflict, he must look beyond his privileges (granted by the group) to his rights (granted by his very being), and he is not only empowered but obligated to resolve the conflict in the interest of mankind, not the State.  If the conflict involves ethics, there is no contest.  Ethics is the only choice.

The ‘global community’ aspired to

ETHICS, TRUTH, and GLOBAL WARMING

GLOBAL WARMING?  YES!    The FACTS…

It’s been said that the Earth is round so that man can see only as far as he can handle at any one time (that’s about 13 miles, depending on how tall you are).  That doesn’t amount to much when you think about how far far can be; that can be hard to handle.

Let’s begin by defining nature. That’s the Universe, which includes our planet.  On it, traveling in a straight line, you’d cover about 25,000 miles before returning to where you started (that’s the circumference of our planet).  Quite a trip, but not nearly as far as far goes…

How about 276,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (276Septillion, or 276 thousand multiplied by itself seven times) miles?  That’s FAR.  And getting farther… The Universe is expanding, and it’s already…

BIG – the Universe (nature) is 46 BILLION light years

ETHICS and the BASIS OF POLITICS

POLITICS and THE BASIS of DEMOCRACY

Any society needs a system of rules within which its politics can operate to the general benefit.  The rules of all successful societies including our own begin in ethics and are adapted to the society’s politics, values, needs and wishes.

Our own rules trace their origin to a paramount need for freedom.  Our laws are founded in a Declaration of Independence from our mother country and empowered by a Constitution written by individuals with a strong ethical and moral base “in order to form a more perfect union.”

Drawing upon the Magna Carta (13th Century) and the experience of past cultures and societies so as to weave the strongest, most equitable and serviceable fabric possible at the time, a document creating a republic representing the best the world had to offer was codified in a few short pages.  Its

APOCALYPTIC ETHICS

Ethics, Ethics, Ethics...

We’re NOT running out…

THE ETHICS of WATER DEPLETION

How many times have we heard that we’re in danger of wearing out the Earth? Or that we’re polluting the environment to the point that we won’t be able to live here in 20 (30, 50, 70, 100) years?   The alarmists–ethics be damned–would have us believe that if we don’t do something (or stop doing something else) soon, we’re toast. Glacial ice will melt, sea level will rise, drowning out shoreline properties and countless lives. But we can stop it by being better stewards. They’ll tell us how.  They won’t tell us how much it will cost.

For the past several years it’s been the ‘global warming’ threat that’s happening because we’re burning fossil fuels. AlGore has made a fortune (and an undeserved Nobel Prize) by writing a book (“An Inconvenient Truth”) about the coming disastrous climate

HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY

AIt's All About Truth...Truth Has No Agenda

Is it really?

This notion has been government–tested since the Greeks first invented politics more than 2500-years ago.

What they invented wasn’t working so they invented ETHICS to fix it.

They knew that, in matters political at least, honesty IS the best [if not most-used] policy.

The Constitution and Declaration of Independence, the foundation of our Rule of Law, are fundamentally ethical documents; therefore, adhering to them would seem to be slam-dunk honest.  That’s been the case since George Washington [underlined by Abe Lincoln].  Adhering to our Rule Of Law works every time.

But Presidents Obama and Clinton, on record as vowing that their administrations would be the most transparent in history, both failed at this because of a lack of honesty–in other words, they were unethical.

Why the deviation?  Why not revert to honesty [applied ethics] and let’s get going on

THE POLITICS OF SCIENCE

THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is cracking down on states that don’t agree on the supposed impacts of man-made global warming: Embrace the alarm or prepare to have… funding withheld…. [T]he sanctioning will begin in 2016, when FEMA will start denying disaster funding to states that don’t incorporate global warming into their emergency preparedness plans.”

That the global warming issue is political becomes clearer every day.  Congressman Raul Grijalva launched an attack on several scientists who publicly dispute the government’s position that atmospheric CO2 caused by man’s burning fossil fuels is rising to critical levels and must be stopped ‘before it’s too late.’ Several Liberal Senators have gone the same route, threatening to curtail funding of any scientific endeavor that would even present evidence against man’s deleterious effects on nature, going so far as to make such efforts a crime.

AlGore,