Here’s to Despotism!

We've been flirting with socialism in the U.S. for decades, however, now we are looking at it on a major scale. With the ill-fated bailouts and stimulus' we began to see the inevitability of government coercion in private industry.

A (Simple) Wordy Dilemma

We often misuse or misinterpret these words, to the point that we don't even understand their meaning anymore. This is a common occurrence in the political realm. Politicians love to attach arbitrary meaning to words and spout them repeatedly until that meaning is accepted as definition. Examples of this are readily apparent in everyday life.

Lock em Up and Throw Away the Key

However, this article is not about advocating for the decriminalization of drugs. It is about comparing the two civil rights reports that were released recently. One shows a country with still a long way to go in guaranteeing civil rights for all its citizens. But from other indicators, specifically economic, it is a country that is headed in the right direction as far as building a society based on middle class values and liberty. The other report names the country that imprisons more citizens than any other in the world. But from other indicators, specifically legislative, it is a country that is headed in the wrong direction as far as restoring a society based on middle class values and liberty.