Saturday, July 19, 2014

Rebuilding America

Building creates Jobs

 Recession has nothing to do with Business confidence. It has everything to do with too little Government funding to rebuild the Nation.

The building of America's infrastructure will never be funded by the private sector. They will do the work only if the Nation pays for it.

  copyright © William Hodge 2014 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Words have meaning

Birth of inalienable rights 

When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence for the Continental Congress justifying  our decision to stop obeying the Kings Law he gave this as justification for our Revolution.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, 
that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

I cannot tell you how many times I have read  or heard that line given who have no idea what it means.  It is used to define & justify every possible political philosophy.

This is the meaning that I accept for these words
1. Life -  Reliable source of  food, shelter, medical care and acquisition of life skills.  Once these essentials are provided it is possible to have - -
2. Liberty - the freedom to choose one's on course in life without submitting to the authority of those who control the source of income that we have had to accept simply to provide the essentials of Life. We need to escape  wage-slavery to be free.
3. Pursuit of happiness - happiness in life depends on finding ones passion and having the freedom to make it your path.

I can offer at least one simple solution to the problem. Every person should be given a Basic Income Guarantee that is sufficient to provide food, shelter, and medical care. We can bring every life out of Life threatening poverty and fulfill the promise of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Being Human

"Three Prime Laws of Human Community"

  1. The Human Community may not injure a member human being or, through inaction, allow that human being to come to harm.
  2. The Human Community must administer orders given it by the  majority consensus of member  human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. The Human Community must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
  copyright © William Hodge  2014 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Astronomy gave birth to Astrology


Religion began with basic observation of Astronomy, Pharmacology, and Biology. Those who understood the predictability of natural cycles and other nature phenomena  found it gave them power to predict future events. They codified what they had learned in Stories that became the hidden knowledge. We now call them Religious Myths

Religion is like understanding the importance of water. Science is discovering the water components of hydrogen & oxygen. Pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge will eventually discover things that make the Stories of Mythology interpreted literally seem foolish. That is the root of the War between Religion and Science

   copyright © William Hodge  2014 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Poverty doesn't have to exist

My personal opinion is that every citizen [Rich or Poor} should be getting Food Stamps [ EBT Debit Card] for at least $500 a month or more. It would be the beginning of Universal Income.

Wal-Mart and other distributors to consumers is just a part of the Capitalist Distribution System and could go on being a part of the "Free Market System"

They could have their profit. All people would have food & clothes. We could let Social Security administer the program. We could eliminate the Federal Bureau for Begging that monitors our lives as moral judges The beginning of Freedom from despair would become part of the Social Fabric..

                     copyright © William Hodge