Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Civil Discourse should be the norm.

I posted a comment on another Virginia blog--Bearing Drift--today and encountered someone named Little David. I really like his approach and am hopeful of more civil dialogue among greater numbers of people in Virginia with more attitudes like his cropping up everyday along the entire political spectrum.

I don't know about others but I'm tired of the name calling and labeling that corporations and their mainstream corporate media tries to make as the only way to hold a dialogue in this country.

How about all of us recognizing that we are all people (except of course those corporations that only the Corporate US Supreme Court recognizes as living breathing human beings) and let us have dialogues about ideas, facts, and various solutions to problems and let's leave the name calling out of our public discourse?

I believe this will help our democratic process. It is not in the people's interest to be so split and divisive. But it has served the banksters and Wall Street agenda which has basically been shoved down all of our throats.

I love Virginia and have lots of faith that Virginians can rise up and speak out in a democratic and civil discourse that will serve us and our communities well. I hope others will join in and create a vibrant civil dialogue about issues that impact us all.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Another Broken Obama Promise

Obama should have ended the war on drugs....however, he did promise not to allow the feds to interfere with medical marijuana in states that voted to allow this.

Maybe this is tied to the fact that corporations are still calling the shots in America and not the people? "...The Corrections Corporation of America, the nation's largest company devoted to locking people up, informs investors that liberalization of sentencing or drug prohibition laws could damage its share price. "The demand for our facilities and services could be adversely affected by the relaxation of enforcement efforts, leniency in conviction or parole standards and sentencing practices or through the decriminalization of certain activities that are currently proscribed by our criminal laws. For instance, any changes with respect to drugs and controlled substances or illegal immigration could affect the number of persons arrested, convicted, and sentenced, thereby potentially reducing demand for correctional facilities to house them."

So let's think about this. When we privatize government functions, like prisons, then the goal becomes to make harsher laws and lock up more citizens for profit. I like the old way when we had a voice in our government policies and we wanted to spend less money and use our taxes wisely versus spending more money so that corporations can make larger profits.

But since Obama and the others have to raise money for their campaigns watch for privatization on all levels. When roads, tunnels, prisons and schools are privatized then the "private sector's" main goal is to make money and they will use their profits to lobby the government to lock up more citizens so they can make more profits so the people of America are going to continue to see their taxes rise and they will receive nothing but higher bills as a result.

Wake up America. Government privatization is the worst thing that can happen to your household budgets. The middle class is disappearing. Who is going to stand up for democracy in America?

We can start with the states rights and Medical Marijuana. Let Obama know you want him to be a man of his word. He needs to keep his promise and tell the Justice Department to stop harassing sick people using medical marijuana and the support system that supplies them and take those resources and do something good for the American people.

Why not go after those greedy thugs in fancy suits walking around Wall Street who are waging war on the middle class and breaking laws with impunity? Restore justice in America (which was another of your campaign promises) and show the world that the law applies to everyone in America not just the disappearing middle class and the poor.

Friday, July 01, 2011

What is money buying in VA?

It seems that Virginia's Governor McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli have been busy meeting with the infamous Koch Brothers. Money can't buy you love but I wonder what it's buying in VA? The Koch Brothers and their money is currently considered the driving force for both the Tea Party and the Republican Party. When you're that wealthy why not own two political parties?