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I have noted over time that driver’s behaviors have become increasingly more lawless and more self-centered.  This observation applied historically in the cities and more recently in the small towns I frequent.  My observation and analysis of driving behavior is that the population is more self-centered.  That is – the population is more centered on what will personally benefit themselves and less on the general welfare of society.  Why stop at a red light if no one is there, or the other drivers there are back a bit?  That kind of thinking behind that kind of behavior can only come from one who has ignored established law and common courtesy.  The sense in which this would show up earlier in the cities is an examination of scale where the individual is such a small part of the whole that personal care must rise above normal courtesy considerations.  Therefore, it makes sense to me that the cities would be the first to show this kind of character, though I would also mention that the cities are also highly one political bent which also tends towards abolition of the Constitutional law applied to everyone.

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Hence, in our revolution, as in others, which side first transgressed civility’s canons matters only historically. In our revolution, as in others, truth comes to be what serves to increase fellow partisans’ animus against socio-political opponents, and words to mean neither more nor less than what serves the speaker at any given time.

As Thucydides pointed out, once people cease adhering to “those general laws to which all alike can look for salvation in adversity,” partisan solidarity offers the only immediate hope of safety. And that, in turn, is because “those general laws” are by, of, and for the good of all. Once people no longer see any good common to all, justice for each becomes identical with advantage. The only good or justice that prevails is the good or justice of the stronger. As Plato points out in Book I of The Republic, far from being a rare phenomenon, this is mankind’s default state.

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I found an excellent article which gets to the focus, I believe, of the accusations against Kavanaugh.  The ultimate goal is to deter any decent individual from trying to occupy an office.  The president calls and the person replies, “thank you, but no.  I don’t want to experience what he did.”  Note that this is a long-term plan which has its association with tin pot dictators and other societies which we used to hold in low regard.  Now a party is emulating them.  That thought alone should give anyone pause.

on how to deal with terrorists.  It’s cost effective as well – much cheaper than the court system…

Of course, there has to be a back story to this one.  I just liked the idea and the pic.

There is an excellent book out there called the Underground History of American Education.  It is divided up into sections very heavily researched showing influences of various kinds on education.  One of the items was business which wanted to destroy the craftsman and create a consumer.  Schools were designed with a day schedule an an excessive amount of calendar time to accomplish their goals.  From another book on another subject, but associated with the idea of retraining – Thomas Sowell – the only reason to have sex education for more than a single instructional period is to change what the parents are teaching at home.  The day is planned.  The goal is accomplishing profit for a corporation.  In a similar vein, I found this article.

I was pondering that there are a couple ways to make money.  Actually four in practice.  One is with your mind.  One is with your body.  Another is stealing from someone else, and the last is investing – slightly related to the mind listed earlier.  The tendency is for those who use their mind to have higher incomes than those who use their bodies.   Medically speaking, those who make decisions make more than those who do the basic labor, excepting surgery and the like, of course.  Those in management make much more than those who are on the factory floor, even though those in management would be hard pressed to do the work which actually goes out the door into the sales arena.  As for theft, there is legal and illegal.  The illegal theft is simple.  The thief removes that of value from the owner.  There should be a punishment for this kind of act.  The hidden one is legal theft.  This is that which is removed from the owner by government and given for nefarious purposes and no retribution will ever result as the agent is the government itself.  This act is covered by the term “tax,” or in some cases “fees.”  The result is the same – removal of value from the owners.

What will legal push-back look like?  How will law abiding Americans approach the evil, law ignoring hordes in our midst without going to that side of the equation?  It is known that if we punch back in that fashion, those on the left haven’t a prayer.  Freedom loving Americans who uphold the rule of law and enjoy their second amendment tend to be on the right.  Loving law may be part of the issue.  Those on our side love what our country used to be and don’t want to join the left in that destruction.  What to do?  That’s quite a quandary.  Here is an article on the need to push back.  It doesn’t detail specific actions, just the need.

Remember that she is 14.

Good training somewhere in her past.  Congrats.  That is what the parents are supposed to do.  More chilling for the left, think about her voting prospects in the future when one of them starts spouting manure about the second amendment…

H/T aherdofturtles.blogspot.com

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