THE CONSTITUTION: THE FIRST AMENDMENT

ETHICS and the CONSTITUTION

The First Amendment to the Constitution protects religion from government but not the reverse, and in no way demeans religion or its effects.

Freedom of religion is ensured by the First Amendment, as are other freedoms as well. But in cases where a religion conflicts with our Constitution or its protections, the Law must prevail. This is the case with Islam, which along with its (Muslim) religion includes an ideology (embracing Sharia Law) that does not recognize the freedoms ensured by the Constitution but is instead in opposition to them. The Qu’ran is in direct conflict with our inalienable rights among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and human rights generally. It  does not tolerate any religion other than Islam (further evidence of our Judeo-Christian roots—Islam was not in any way a factor in our founding and is not supported by

ETHICS in the 21st CENTURY: The Way It Is, and Why

ETHICS:  COMPROMISED by GROUP THINK

Our complex culture has inexorably been redefining humanity in its own image.  It has gotten to the point where a progressive polity would modify our Constitution to be more in line with this redefined humanity—they would have the tail wag the dog.  (This very idea is unconstitutional.)

What’s happened was that we have over the course of time effectively subverted the historical process of our nation’s growth and development in the name of the way we’ve been led to believe that things are. The explosive growth of knowledge and technology has encouraged us to delegate the responsibility for progress to groups organized for the purpose.  In the process we have effectively signed over our own creativity, imagination and ingenuity to others, giving them permission to tell us what to think and accepting what they tell us as the way

ETHICS and the CONSTITUTION

ETHICAL ISSUES: THE CONSTITUTION

The Constitution and Declaration of Independence comprise the foundation upon which our nation is built.  It’s the law of the land and can be changed only by amendment (as it has twenty-seven times in our history, most recently in 1992).

The Constitution does not grant rights; rather it provides limits to government.  Our rights are assumed by the document to have been born with us.  It is the role of government to secure and protect our natural rights to life, liberty and property.  It is not the function of government to provide for our material needs and/or wishes.  Quite simply, it can’t and may not do both at the same time.

It is the work of the Supreme Court to clear up any constitutional misunderstanding (of which there should be few because the Founding Fathers made their intentions quite clear

ETHICS and UNETHICS IN GOVERNMENT

ETHICAL ISSUES:  GOVERNMENT

We’ve chosen the non-word UNETHICS as the evil twin of ethics.  If unethical is a word, then unethics might be its valid parent.  If ethics (loosely, that which is right, good and true) is founded in truth, then unethics (conversely that which is wrong, bad and false) is founded in lies, i.e., Unethics = lies.  We need this word, so let’s use it…

One of the first things that comes to mind is the role of unethics in our government, where it’s evident from the top down.  Let’s start at the top, where it begins.

Lying to get elected has become an accepted political strategy endorsed by academia.  A Professor at the Chicago School of Business tells us that people lie because they are expected to lie–he calls it an “expectations trap.”  (This of course says as much