Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CM PRESS # 166

ABOUT 3,500 ACRES OF U.S. PARKLAND IN ARIZONA ARE NOW CLOSED TO U.S. CITIZENS BECAUSE OF MEXICAN VIOLENCE
Link

If the U.S. had a real president we'd already have troops on the border and with live ammunition.
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TRADITIONAL CONCEPTS OF DEMOCRACY--WHICH WORK IN A HOMOGENEOUS NATION--BECOME, IN A DIVERSE NATION, LIKE TWO WOLVES AND A SHEEP DECIDING WHAT TO EAT FOR DINNER
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COSTA MESA CITY COUNCIL PUTS OFF DECISION ON BUDGET TO SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON JUNE 22
Link to Daily Pilot article on budget.

As we expected, at last night's City Council meeting there was some baby waving and appeals to emotion and talk about kids running wild if after school programs are taken off the public dole.

It appeared to us that the City Manager was trying to do the right thing and remove emotion from the process--which is what needs to happen.

The decisions to be made by the Council are all hard ones and they need to be made the way a business makes decisions. If the numbers don't work, they don't work. And, the numbers dictate the choices, not baby waving or emotional arguments.
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LOUISIANA GOV. TAKES MATTERS INTO OWN HANDS
Link
Orders National Guard to build barriers against oil.

Hey, wait a minute, isn't that a Federal job?

Isn't Louisiana doing essentially the same thing that Arizona is doing?

Shouldn't the people of Louisiana just sit around and drown in oil because the Feds have the authority to do something? And, shouldn't the people of Az. sit around and drown in illegal aliens because the Feds have the authority to do something?

Get the point? You as an individual have the ultimate responsibility of taking care of yourself and making sure you are safe and can prosper as a free human being.

And, your city, county, state and nation as individual cities, counties, states and nation each have the primary authority to ensure the safety and well being of those who live in those places. Why? Because you as an individual have given them that authority to do certain things in your stead and for your benefit.

If those larger collective entities (city, state, etc.) do not use the authority you have given them, then you must act. You must take away that authority and do it yourself.

As we've written before, you can always delegate authority, but you can never delegate responsibility. For example, if an armed person is breaking into your home to harm you, you'll probably call the cops to whom you have delegated certain authority to protect you. However, if the cops don't arrive in time, you shouldn't just sit around and wait to be harmed. You have the responsibility for your own safety. This principle of personal responsibility then expands in ever increasing circles to include your family, your neighborhood, your city, etc. But, the principle remains the same.
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