Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Fair start at the starting line

Fair start at the Poverty Line

I have often heard the story about how a single parent achieved great success through hard work to raise the family out of Poverty. It is always followed by the claim that anyone can do the same. It is only laziness and dependency that cause people to remain trapped in Poverty. 

The point is not that it is possible. It is in fact probable that those without resources will not achieve the success that your parent did. Your parent was not the rule but the exception. Congratulations on your choice of the successful single parent as your caregiver as a child. Most were not able to make the same choice.

Whatever your moral judgement of failure of the parenting by the poor, the fact remains that the success rate is overwhelmingly negative. Your condemnation of that moral failure will not change that fact. Moral judgement never has change that fact. So we must look for a more a effective solution if we value life of every person rather than just those that you find to be deserving.

My commitment is to the ideal that every life has inalienable intrinsic value.  That Right can only be fulfilled if every person is guaranteed food, shelter, medical care, and life skill training [education.] 

When Thomas Jefferson wrote of those inalienable Rights in the Declaration of Independence, he listed Life first. It must be first because Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness are impossible unless one can secure the preservation of Life first. That is the reason humans form communities. It is not to protect the right of "Winner takes the Prize" competition that leaves the loser with no resources to insure survival. It is rather to insure equal opportunity to achieve from a foundation of freedom from want. That foundation is an equal opportunity starting line to the Freedom to Achieve your pathway to your Passion.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Building Bridges

William Hodge   My Mission on the internet is to end Poverty in America, but sadly I am all too often caught up in the Tribal Conflict. We must build Bridges between Human Beings and remove the walls that make us strangers and then competitors for power, 

Winners create a world of looser in their wake and view them with disdain. Service creates cooperation and builds a common foundation on which we can stand together. If we can make the stranger a friend, there will be one less enemy at the Gate.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Out of this World

The American Tribe is Human

 America is rapidly withdrawing from interaction with the world  The result will be to becoming a second rate Nation. If we do not compete to lead the Pathway to the future, we will follow as an Empire in Decline. It will be extremely hard to "Make America Great Again" if we withdraw into isolation and fall from being the Greatest Nation that has yet existed.  Instead we must BELIEVE IN AMERICA AGAIN.

Ask yourself why we have a Rail system that is worse than the one Japan had when I was there in the 60's. We did not compete with the world in railway system. We do not compete in designing better Roads & Bridges. We don't compete with other Modern Nations that excel in building better Citizen Service. We are now moving toward competing in nothing. 

There is a huge price to be paid by a system that isolates us from the Real World. The Human Race is not made stronger by isolating ourselves into National Tribes that grow weaker as tribe is forced to preserve its power over "the others".  Native American Tribes  tried to compete with migrants without having an Industrial base. and lost The World WILL change. We will lead the change or follow others with our broken roads and coal burning power plants and Gasoline engines . Wake up and smell the sludge in our rivers. Even bottle water in plastic bottles have to come from some pure source. 


Friday, April 27, 2018

The diverse community

Embracing Diversity Enriches Experience

I am not in favor of moving anyone anywhere even though migration is the story of Human survival. I favor it as a personal decision. The present occupiers of any geographical area have the power to aid or to resist the migration of other Tribes. 

Ask the Native American how that work out for them. What makes you think our generations of immigrants who took this land from the indigenous population now have an eternal God given right to protect its occupation from tribes of other cultures. 

Human population are residences of the whole world. 
Sovereign Territories are created by power and will fall to power. The goal should should be to improve life for all human beings to reduce the drive to seek survival by moving to what promises to be a better land. 

We need to adopt the goal of ONE Tribe, in ONE World, and end the competition to destroy each other. We need to learn the truth that diversity is the path to creation of a better future. The goal can be achieved within a framework of a cooperative community operating with a competitive spirit in its people.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Capitalism can serve Community


Community Commonwealth Coalition

     I personally have no problem with what a CEO earns. As long as he is being fair to his stockholders. My interest is that every citizen have sufficient income for:
1. Food & clothes
2. Shelter 
3. Medical care
4. Education 
The income of a Nation in the form of taxes, fees, and borrowed funds Is the Commonwealth of all the citizens of the Nation . The Preamble to the Constitution specifies the purposes of forming the Nation.  The General Welfare of the Citizens is one of those purposes. 

I cast my vote to end poverty first and then leave the rest of the production of Goods & Service to be competed for as a Good Capitalist do.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Value Life

My prime value is Life itself. I spend my writing time promoting social safety networks. The best safety net is a Basic Income Guarantee for every citizen with no connection to wealth, earned income, or any moral test from a Government Bureau for Begging.

I seek to promote a world in which no person fears being denied food, shelter, medical care, or the right to be educated.. Government SHOULD NOT give you everything. It should provide you the "Inalienable Right to Life" by giving you  income  for food, shelter, medical care and education.

If your passions is then to work for a reasonable wage so that you can buy yourself a car and big home and any other toys that that you need to follow your passion you should do that. If your passion is walks on the Beach and watching sunsets or singing songs then you should do that. We call that the "Inalienable Right to pursue happiness."

The Government should not be in the business of doing handouts, but it should be in the business of providing for the Constitutionally mandated General Welfare It should be in the business of insuring the distribution of income for  food & clothes. shelter, medical care and education to every citizen without regard to work or wealth. We should not have a Bureau for Begging. The essentials of life are an entitlement to each person governed by the Sovereign Community and paid for by the receipts of the Commons. You need nothing more than an Unconditional Basic Income  distributed by the Social Security Administration just as they distribute Retirement income.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Life Essentials

Give us Life

When we separated our Colonies from  the King  the Declaration of Independence declared that  we had an "unalienable Right to Life ......." 
Life is possibe only if we can depend on having food, shelter, medical care, and learning Life skills.  When we formed a Constitution to govern by law we said in the Preamble that one purpose was to "promote the General Welfare". Life is General Welfare.

I fight passionately for the Guarantee of Food, Shelter, and Healthcare for every citizen (Be he Prince or Pauper). It is the only way I know to give a person the freedom to give to the earth and not just take. If we all become wage-slaves we will rape the Earth until we destroy it for all life.