Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Three mistakes that have led to our country being in the state it is

1. The Supreme Court Plan

The nation's founders believed that extremist judges on the left and right would be weeded out through the lower court system. This sounds grand on its face, but this would not be applicable to the first Supreme Court.

2. Granting rights of real citizens to corporations without the accompanying responsibilities

The Founders fully understood that business entities should not have these rights because they would abuse them. The result is the corruption of state and federal legislatures.

3. The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution

Our system of government insures that monarchies and dictatorships do not occur because the president must be re-elected. When Congress decided that Presidents could not serve more than two terms, many problems were created. Presidents should be able to serve as long the electorate is happy with their performance. Today the president leaves their mark most notably on the Supreme Court. A president that did not have to be so concerned about doing what they could in eight years would be far less likely to use the Supreme Court as a legacy builder. It is Congress that needs to be refreshed every 2 or 6 years not the presidency.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Drug Bust At San Diego State

The reports on this bust have been suspect at best. In one segment, CNN Reported that the undercover investigation lasted one year. In a later segment they said five months. Maybe this was a correction, but it was not presented that way. The Associated Press reported the investigation lasted 12 months. During the press conference about this operation, University President Stephen Weber said that these suspects preyed on their fellow students and have destroyed countless lives. I wonder who he thinks the predators are when a binge drinking incident results in death or serious injury. The local SSDP there hung a banner which read, "77 students are gone but drug abuse isn't". This sums it up in a nut shell. No matter how many arrests are made or drugs collected, the human want to alter their perception will always exist. As we do in drunk driving cases we must hold users accountable for their behavior that places others at imminent risk.