Saturday, May 14, 2011

Musings on #Aristotle's Ethicas.

Now, liberality is a term of relation to a man's means, for the liberal-ness depends not on the amount of what is given but on the moral state of the giver which gives in proportion to his means.  There is then no reason why he should not be the more liberal man who gives the less amount, if the has less to give out of.
Again, they are thought to be more liberal who have inherited, no acquired for themselves, their means; because in the first place, they have never experienced want, and next, all people love most their own works, just as parents do and poets.
It is not easy for the Liberal man to be rich, since he is neither apt to receive nor to keep, but to lavish, and values not wealth for its own sake but with a view of giving it away.  Hence it is commonly charged upon fortune that they who most deserve to be rich are least so.

Let me preface this by saying that I started reading Aristotle's Ethicas a month ago, and I've found it very interesting.  Aristotle was a philosopher that believed that before a man could serve his country, he had to know how to interact with other people, and interact the right way.

I know that everyone will get something different from the passages, but what I got out of this was:
For some reason, the Definition of Liberal has changed since Aristotle's time.  Now  a liberal wants to redistribute wealth, even going so far as to steal it from other people, rather than give from his own wallet.  If he can't bully people into giving freely, he'll steal it by using the government to do it.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Immigration Reforms...yeah right.

Earlier this week, President Obama was in El Paso, Texas, where he was stumping for re-election, and trying to illegal immigration as his campaign speech.

From what I heard, he kept saying that the immigration system needs to be reformed, and that we should allow more immigrants in our country, despite the fact that most illegal immigrants work for cash and don't pay taxes.  Not to mention that they are a drag on the system by getting on welfare, and medicare and medicade and just plain don't care.

Once again, President Obama has proven himself not to be a part of reality.  He thinks that bringing in more new people, that they'll work honestly, and will pay taxes.  This isn't true, it never has been, never will be.  If it were, then they wouldn't run anytime a cop came around or someone screamed INS.

Between you, me, and the rest of the country.  At this time in history, we don't illegal immigrants coming in and trying to take jobs, while citizens are out of work.  But that's just me talking.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Maybe the sysem needs to be reformed

There comes a time in each person's life, when they wake up and realize that a strong federal and state government, along with it's supporting/leaching agencies, are sapping individual freedoms and destroying families.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a strong supporter of a system that looks out for children, but when that system starts abusing it's power, then that system needs to be reformed.

An agency which purports to think about children and their wellbeing, but doesn't actually talk to the children, and show them some comfort, needs to be rethought, reimagined, and given some humanity.  I think that people that work for said agency should be parents, and should have at least have raised one child.  I would think that having raised a child would make it easier to think like a parent, and a parent could easily spot things which would stand out from the ordinary, take for instance, druggie parents that feed their kids only junk food, or leave needles laying around, or kids that are always wearing long pants and shirts, to hide bruises.

Maybe said system should be based out of the church, and not the state, because when you don't think like christ, then you don't really see evil anywhere, and everything becomes subjective.  Maybe I'm rambling, but then maybe I have a right to, either read this, or not, I don't care.

Monday, May 09, 2011

The Mississippi River is rising again, Is this a surprise?

It's late spring, early summer, and as Gomer Pyle used to say, "Surprise, surprise," the Mississippi is rising again. Is this really a surprise?  It seems like every year about this time, Tennessee and Mississippi get flooded.  And as usual, the news crews rush down there, bemoaning the fact that people are displaced and their homes are flooded.

Don't get me wrong, I do feel sorry for people who are displaced, but come on, when will people realize that living near a big fast moving river has dangers, and that they should move back away from the water?  I'm sure that FEMA will declare it a disaster area, and federal funds will pour in.

Contrast this to the wildfires in Texas, which were a genuine disaster that couldn't be prevented.  FEMA and the White House have already said that Texas is SOL (Shit out of luck,) and there won't be Federal funds for those who lost homes to something nobody could possibly control, much less predict.

It just goes to show that Obama is a tyrant and won't lift a finger to help people who didn't vote for him, or might be TEA Party Members, or even libertarians.  You'll have to forgive me if I'm confused, but isn't a President supposed to work for everybody, not just those who voted for him?  Should he represent all American's?

Is it any wonder that half the country wants him gone, hopefully back to Kenya, where he has a passport.
Because god knows, he doesn't use an American Passport when he travels.