Friday, March 27, 2015
Response to President Janet Glass of Bergen Ethical Society on Climate Destruction
The climate warming issue is immense, and I worked putting up signs, handing out leaflets, making calls and as a 'peacekeeper' in the parade. But a few months back Leader Joe Chuman presented us with just about all the major ills of our time: wars, both political and religious; government corruption where torture, ethnic and racial prejudice, bought elections, spying on the citizens, economic and legal injustice, a Supreme Court ruling that money is more important than people and its use to bribe our representatives is free speech; and on and on; is the norm of America's and the worlds human condition. In looking for the common denominator in all this active contempt for the rights of man and moral embrace of equality and justice I saw, and now firmly believe, that the Republic form of government endowed by history and our founding politicians, denies us, and all peoples governed by a representative government, the right of voting directly on the laws under which we live, of voting directly for the executives and judges of our current governments. As long as we avoid the responsibility of governing and permit others to use the power of lawmaking that we give them to use that power against the common good we will not even approach good governance, not approach Actual Democracy, but be ruled by those who buy and sell our representatives for their own economic, political, moral, religious, and generally corrupt selfish ends. We must stop wars, tear down police states, fix the environment and government, respect accepted goals for progress (while arguing what they should be), and enforce our core belief that all men are created equal and should equally determine their common fate by making all men responsible for choosing the basic aims of our species.