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Slavery to Occupy Wallstreet

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Apparently, the Occupy Wallstreet gang didn’t get the talking points memo. You CAN’T use the word “slavery” unless you are talking about slaves – and specifically the slaves from America 200 years ago. Especially Rand Paul – that’s a no no.

What is it with these Occupy Wallstreeters anyway? The hypocrisy here knows no bounds with this group. It’s like the progressives and unions are now unleashed and unhinged.

Example 1:

What kind of morons protest and rail against wall street and corporations using the very products that are produced by…wait for it…corporations and wall street!

 If you are going to try and convince the rest of us that you truly stand for something – then damn well stand for it. — Rex Moncrief

Make your own clothes, shoes, walk to the protest, and no phones unless you build the components and create your own cellular network. No internet either. Figure out your own protocols and connectivity. No Macs, no Photoshop, no Final Cut Pro.

Example 2:

Where is it written that we must all BE EQUAL – financially? Sure, I agree that everyone has the same CHANCE at financial equality, but that doesn’t mean we are going to all end up on an equal financial or even social footing.

There is a famous quote about “life, liberty, and the PURSUIT of happiness.” That doesn’t mean you will always attain it. Sometimes, you might have to make several attempts.

Example 3:

Obama’s class warfare rhetoric is working – unfortunately. This leads to feeding the minds of complete idiots. Rather than knowing the facts and thinking for themselves, these lemmings follow blindly because of their own personal greed.

Sure – they rail against corporate greed, but greed is fine when it benefits their own interests.

Why don’t these people do something useful – like go back to work. Or start a business. Employ people. Be productive.

Saving Prisoners

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Well if we get away from the stupid rhetoric and look at the facts, it makes things a little easier. The US prison population has skyrocketed since the 80’s. Why you ask? Primarily because of mandatory sentencing guidelines that were all the rage of elected officials voted in – on both sides of the aisle.

Now, while violent crimes rates have dropped considerably in the last decade, most of the mandatory sentencing is due to drug related crimes. When the NOLA article mentions the likelyhood of the children of offenders becoming incarcerated, they fail to mention the most likely cause.

We ought to be concerned because we recognize that incarcerations beget incarcerations. Parents who go to prison leave behind children who eventually follow them there. Some might want to blame genetics, but it’s just as likely that seeing one’s parent sent away — even a parent with problems — further destabilizes a child’s household and contributes to their worsening behavior. — Jarvis DeBerry  – NOLA – Sunday, March 27, 2011

It’s not some magic advanced Darwinian DNA evolution among criminal bloodlines. It’s simply drug use and the impressions passed on from parent to child. It’s not society’s fault nor social injustice. People make bad decisions and if caught have to do the punishment. Children see this and unfortunately a large percentage learn the bad habits.

Who do people like Brett Malone want to blame? The Christians, evil profiteers, the governors…everyone but the people who are ultimately to blame. Guess who that is? The people who consciously make the wrong choices.

Now some people argue that privatizing prisons would invite corrupt policies to send more people to prison. Why would a company purchase (or invest in building) a prison with no inmates?

Again, if we move away from the rhetoric, a private company would typically build a facility that is designed to hold enough prisoners for which the market bears. Private businesses most likely would not build something to hold 1,000 prisoners (as an example) if the state was only able to send 200. It wouldn’t make financial sense, and private business is there to make a profit.

The private company can’t simply order extra prisoners. The judicial and legal system has to generate them – all through elected laws and officials.

Will Jindal’s suggestion to privatize prisons save taxpayers money? Good question and I haven’t researched it enough to make an educated guess. It’s painfully obvious that the current methods and policies combined with bad choices by offenders will certainly continue to cost us taxpayers money.

However, one thing is for sure: the “social justice” programs have caused this state and others some very real fiscal problems. Those have to be solved through short-term and long-term strategies.

Chinese Social Justice and Stability

You know – it’s a funny thing how the buzz words used by liberal progressives always tend to show up around Communist regimes. They (the left) try to paint conservatives as totalitarian philosophers, but those pesky facts always get in the way.

Take a look at the recent unrest in the middle east, and now we have calls for a “jasmine revolution” in China.

“We welcome… laid off workers and victims of forced evictions to participate in demonstrations, shout slogans and seek freedom, democracy and political reform to end ‘one party rule’,” one posting said.

What did the communist regime in China promptly do? Why they blocked the internet, of course! Now, most of us techies know that some of the information will still reach the people, but China does have a choke-hold grip on internet access and the dissemination of information.

Chinese president Hu Jintao has acknowledged the growing social unrest and urged the ruling Communist Party to safeguard stability while ordering strengthened controls over “virtual society” – the Internet.

Does that sound familiar? – cough cough – Glenn Beck and the left trying to silence him.

It is necessary to strengthen and improve a mechanism for safeguarding the rights and interests of the people…solve prominent problems which might harm the harmony and stability of the society… safeguard people’s rights and interests, promote social justice, and sustain sound social order. — Chinese President Hu Jintao

Maybe Glenn Beck isn’t quite as crazy as we all think. He might be on to something in his conspiracy theories?

Either way, we see the “social justice” term again and again. Equality, solidarity sound great. The problem is that liberal progressives and their socialist and communist counterparts want to use governments to force equality and solidarity through progressive taxes and redistribution of wealth.

And we all know where that will lead…