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An Outline Of National Policies
For The United States Of America

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By Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - Internet Church Of Christ - LoveAllPeople.org

We Are PROGRESSIVE - PRAGMATIST - DEMOCRATIC - CHRISTIAN

Our Basic Rule For All National Policies: "Always Try To Achieve The Greatest Good For The Greatest Number, With Basic Rights For All."

NOBODY LEFT ROTTING IN THE STREET, LIKE IN KATRINA

Now we apply this rule to some major areas of policy: - TERRORISM - WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION - PROMOTING DEMOCRACY, PEACE, AND SECURITY - OUR MILITARY FORCES - ENERGY - DISASTER PREVENTION AND RESPONSE - JOBS AND EMPLOYMENT - DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH AND INCOME - HEALTH CARE - EDUCATION - THE ENVIRONMENT - THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY.

Please also see our "Issues and Projects" page, located at http://www.issuespage.com, where we work put these policies into action.


(a) - TERRORISM - Our broad objective is to live at peace with all people. We cannot stop terrorism by killing the terrorists (and everyone else nearby), because that only radicalizes the moderates and pushes them, too, into becoming active terrorists. This makes the problem worse, not better.We cannot convert the hard-core, because they are too far gone. What we can do, however, is to give the moderates a stake in maintaining the status quo, so they do not provide help to the hard core. Also, we try to reduce the level of anger and resentment felt by the moderates. Basically there is not one in a hundred Muslims who thinks we are right in our middle east policy, particularly regarding our unqualified support for everything Israel wants to do, right or wrong. Not one in a hundred. I've talked talked to several hundred, and never found even one who thought we were right. There is some hope for us in the Qur'an. Muslims are not supposed to kill people who believe in Allah and the last day. That means God and judgment day. The hard core doesn't care about that, because they think everyone is guilty but themselves. The moderates do care, however, and the more we demonstrate a recognition and respect for God, the less willing they are to help the hard core kill us. There is much more to it than this. Please see my websites at http://www.loveallpeople.org/antiterrorist.html and http://www.loveallpeople.org/homelanddefender.html.

More coming soon. Page will be at Policy - Terrorism

(b) - WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION - Our objective here is to keep WMD's out of the hands of people who might use them to do something bad. The United Nations would have been the perfect mechanism to make this happen, right after World War II. The five permanent members of the Security Council are USA, Britain, France, Russia, and China. These were also the first five countries to obtain nuclear weapons. We should have frozen it at that point, not allowing any other countries to get them, or any other WMD's. As the legitimate winners of World War II, these five countries did have the moral right to impose their will on the rest of the world, under the doctrine, "To the winners go the spoils." That's why they set themselves up as the only permanent members of the Security Council. We may still be able to do this. It would involving disarming Israel, India, Pakistan, and maybe some others. It might still be possible to do this. Otherwise? Who knows . . . I would be inclined to try it.

More coming soon. Page will be at Policy - Weapons Of Mass Destruction

(c) - PROMOTING DEMOCRACY, PEACE, AND SECURITY - Our broad objective here is to maximize the happiness and well-being of all people. Democracy in some form is one way to do this, but not the only way. Democracy is not an end in itself, but a means to the end of government by consent of the people. Thomas Jefferson expressed it perfectly in the Preamble to the Declaration Of Independence, where he said people should establish their government by "laying its foundations on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." Source: U. S. Declaration Of Independence To me, this means "Self-Determination," not necessarily Democracy. It might possibly be that some Muslim-majority areas would prefer to choose a Caliph and follow the Qur'an as their Constitution. If so, it should be their right to do so.

Please also see our Institute For Democratic Procedures

More coming soon. Page will be at Policy - Promoting Democracy, Peace, and Security

(d) - OUR MILITARY FORCES -

This whole subject needs to be completely re-examined.

More coming soon. Page will be at Policy - Our Military Forces

(e) - ENERGY - After all the rhetoric and emotionalism has passed away, there are two clear energy forms which allow us to be self-sufficient, efficient, and clean. And those two are nuclear - for heavy-duty, fixed location applications; and hydrogen - for portable applications such as automobiles. With nuclear, powered by uranium, we make electricity, at large centralized facilities. Then, with electricity plus water, we make hydrogen. We have abundant supplies of water and uranium. Therefore, we can surely have an abundant supply of electricity and hydrogen. Automobile engines can be made to run on hydrogen and/or electricity. The only remaining problems are power distribution problems, and these can be worked out. Minor forms, such as solar and wind, are not really a factor in the big picture. We should concentrate on nuclear and hydrogen.

More coming soon. Page will be at Policy - Energy

(f) - DISASTER PREVENTION AND RESPONSE - We observe that the Bush administration ignored the many warnings and allowed the disastrous 9/11 attacks to occur. Similarly, the Bush administration responded weakly to the disastrous flooding in New Orleans following Katrina. So we see that both disaster prevention and response need to be improved. We know that the Ultra Right dislikes Public programs of all kinds, and tries to cut their budgets. So we should not be surprised that FEMA was not ready.

More coming soon. Page will be at Policy - Disaster Prevention And Response

(g) - JOBS AND EMPLOYMENT - We observe that some of our best jobs are now leaving this country and moving to less-expensive labor markets; and we recognize that this trend will grow even greater as long as unregulated "Free Trade" permits profit-seeking corporations to hire and fire whomever they please, with no accountability to any political authority.

More coming soon. Page will be at at Policy - Jobs And employment

(h) - DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH AND INCOME - We observe that the rich are getting richer, while everyone else falls behind; and we recognize this as the natural consequence of Predatory Capitalism at work here. The remedy for this injustice is to establish wise and reasonable regulations for corporations, coupled with needed changes in the income tax structure.

More coming soon. Page will be at Policy - Distribution Of Wealth And Income

(i) - HEALTH CARE - We observe that health care costs continue to rise as a percentage of income, even while the percentage of people covered by health insurance continues to drop. We find that more and more people are getting hooked on certain medications for the rest of their life, even while television ads for prescription medications are everywhere. This is a natural result of privatization, deregulation, and unrestrained profit-seeking by pharmaceutical corporations.

Please also see our pages on Predatory Capitalism and the twin frauds of Privatization and Deregulation

More coming soon. Page will be at Policy - Health Care

(j) - EDUCATION - We know that the Ultra Right dislikes Public programs of all kinds, preferring to privatize everything. And we know that the Ultra Right dislikes Public Schools in particular. So we should not be surprised that our Public Schools are struggling under their neglect. Please also see our pages on Predatory Capitalism and the twin frauds of Privatization and Deregulation

More coming soon. Page will be at Policy - Education

(k) - THE ENVIRONMENT - The Ultra Right hates Government regulations of all kinds, particularly those that cost big money, such as environmental regulations. Therefore nobody should be surprised to see the general trashing of our environment under the Bush administration. Please also see our pages on Predatory Capitalism and the twin frauds of Privatization and Deregulation

More coming soon. Page will be at Policy - The Environment

(l) - THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY - Not so many years ago (mid 1950's), there used to be a broad set of cultural values shared by most people in the USA, summarized by the phrase, "Truth, justice, and the American way," and embodied in the comic-book hero, Superman. During this same time, basic Christian religious values were being taught in the public schools - and promoted in other public places - legally and quite openly. There were relatively few choices in radio and TV programming, so most people were exposed to the same cultural content. And this content was carefully regulated, in the Public Interest, by the Federal Communications Commission, and highly moral by today's sewer-like standards. Abortions were illegal and hard to get, and birth-control pills had not yet been invented. Unwanted pregnancy was a life-breaker, so there was far, far less unmarried sexual intercourse than there is today. Most couples stayed married, and women with children stayed home for the day, so unsupervised houses were mostly unavailable for teenaged lovemaking. And you had to prove you were married to get a hotel room.

Now, this seems to be gone forever, replaced by a culture of "every man for himself" and "every group for itself," with almost no limits on personal behavior. Trying to teach morality without religion, or at least a recognition of God (or some other punishment/reward mechanism, such as Karma), is a very difficult thing to do, because the question always arises: "If there is no God, then why shouldn't I do anything I want, as long as I don't get caught?" And there is no convincing reason why not, if there is no God and no feeling of accountability to God. And we wonder why society seems to be breaking apart . . .

More coming soon. Page will be at Policy - The American Community

Please also see our "Issues and Projects" page, located at http://www.issuespage.com, where we work put these policies into action.


Blessings to you. May God help us all.

Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - LoveAllPeople.org

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Blessings to you. May God help us all.

       Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - LoveAllPeople.org

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