Thursday, February 4, 2016

Abortion and murder:

Here's a tragic story of a woman and her 2 year old son killed by the dad, early one morning outside of her home.  The mom was on her way to dropping off the child at daycare, and then heading to work.

This is a local story for me.  Once hearing the initial details, I immediately predicted that the father of the child was the murderer,   Once the news reported that the mother had sued for child support just recently, I also knew that was a big part of the reason.

By why the title Abortion and murder?

Not because I think abortion is murder. It's not.

But because our current system is so unfair to men, and our society so unbalanced in terms of men's rights that the crazy men choose irrational murder rather than deal with it.  Of course the 99%  of men just accept the unfairness, and treat women wrong in the usual ways.

But my focus based on this tragedy is to highlight the necessary changes we need:

1.  Any person who intentionally  kills a 2 year child should get the death penalty.  If we can do so in a swift and certain manner, consistent with the Constitution, this will save lives in the future.  In this case, I'm convinced if the man knew he'd be dead in a less 2 months, he wouldn't have killed.

2.  Any person who intentionally kills anybody for the sake of money or anger should get the death penalty.  This will actually save lives.  It's the right thing to do.

3.  Men should have rights in terms of abortion.  Right now, if a woman decides to abort a fetus, the man has no option.  Then that's the end of the story between those two.  I'm guessing the murderer above wanted the victim to have an abortion.  If she had, the baby would still be dead, the two adults alive, and no story here.  As a person who's personally pro-life but politically pro choice, I think we should think of the moral ramifications of this...

But on the other hand, if the woman decides on her own to raise the child, and do so alone, which apparently happened in this case for up to 2 years, at any time up to age 18, she can get a court to force the man to pay money every month for the baby that one or both of them didn't want at one time.  That's not fair.  That is maddening.  A woman can decide to kill the baby when it's a fetus in her body, and the man has no input.  But if she decides she wants the baby, the man has to pay for 18 years and has no input.  Thankfully 99% men are not murderers and find some way to deal with this injustice.  But I have a solution:

End the concept of child support!!!!

Let it be known, starting January 1, 2017, no man has any financial or legal obligations to any baby born to an unwed mother.  Conversely, babies born to married parents will be the responsibility of the man even in divorce.

This will let all women know, don't do it!!! Make him put a ring on it.
This also keeps a woman's right to privacy with abortion and birth control.

But it removes a fundamental unfairness from the system.

It will fundamentally change our culture in a positive way because women will have to take more responsibility for their bodies and the choices they make.  It will encourage families to once again assert their protection over young women in relation to young men because those families would be soley responsible for unwed mothers.

An unmarried dad could agree to support a child in exchange for parental rights.  And then he would be treated as the married dad would.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Black Lives Matter

I support the basic tenet of the BLM movement: that in America, in the criminal justice system especially the facts show that African Americans statistically do worse than others, they face systemic problems at every level that ultimately leads to the devaluing of black lives and prospects to succeed.  It's clear that political pressure is necessary for improvement, so I support the protest inclination to a point.

But what's missing so much of the time is a celebration of the progress that has been made.  The millions of African Americans in the middle and upper classes.  The flourishing of black churches and other institutions;  the commonplace advances in every possible profession or social situation.

And tonight the President delivers his final State of the Union message to Congress and the nation.
That we've gone through all these years with then candidate Obama and 7+ years as Potus, is a remarkable achievement.  The President has an outstanding record of achievement: from economic growth, healthcare, keeping America safe, being a role model, and much more.  That he defeated a Titan in Hillary Clinton, who joined his administration, and now seems poised to follow him in a bid to protect his gains is an American triumph.

There needs to be a celebration that America has made an extraordinary effort to make BLM.  It's fair to point to the failures and the work left to done, but only in context with the beauty of the greatest nation ever.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Democrat for President!

I'm a proud newliberal.  Which means that I make every effort to reason what is best for America on the various issues of the day.  Oftentimes this leads me to the right of the Democratic party.

I support a muscular foreign policy that is not politically correct but will keep us safe.

I support school choice that will offer all children the best opportunity tor reach their potential

I support traditional marriage, and am against the gay rights lobby.

but for the most part the traditional liberals have it right.

Especially on healthcare.

We need Medicare for all.  Universal healthcare!!!
It's simple.  It's what's best. It's moral. It's right.
Bernie Sanders has this 100% right.
Hillary Clinton has a good plan.

We need to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure coast to coast.
This should be done in a comprehensive and smart way.
Our eletric grid desperately needs a radical upgrade.
Our roads need repair.  Public transit systems need 21st century replacements.
Bernie Sanders has this 100% right.
Hillary Clinton has a good plan.

We need to curb the speculation on Wall Street that can damage the real economy.
Hillary and Bernie have good ideas on this.

We need to lower the cost of higher education.
Public colleges should be availabe debet free to all Americans.
Bernie Sanders has the right plan.
Hillary Clinton has a good plan.

We need to defeat these terrorists.
Hillary has the right plan.

We need to be tough on crime, and have criminal justice reform
Hillary has the right plan.

I will support the Democratic nominee for President.

I love Hillary.
I really like the idea of a Bernie Sanders as President, if that's possible.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Black Lives Already Matter - have perspective

When people talk about problems in the black community, specifically about police brutality and the injustice of the criminal system, please remember the overall picture:

there are

45.7 million black Americans - 14.3%

Most of the worst statistics and bad stories relate the the troubles of black males, please remember there are

21.3 million black males

For all the bad, there are:

over 1.6 million blacks have advanced degrees (ma,ms,md, phd, jd)


over 4.5 million blacks have at least a college degree (18.7 percent over 25 yrs old)

For all the plight of black males, there are:

over 1.2 million black males in college

Now, last year

238 blacks killed by police in 2014

238 is horrible. But remember it includes criminals who killed others and would kill again.

according to naacp, there have been 76 unarmed blacks killed by police in 15 years.

That's in 15 years

yet there are

35,000 black millionaires

8,400 black households have over $1 million in assets

So in a given year, less than 10 black people wrongfully die at the hands of the police (still bad of course)

this when there's over 2.5 million blacks arrested in 2013 by the same police

And one more thing:

Over 4,379  blacks were arrested for murder.  The vast majority of them for killing black people.

multiply that by 15 years. It'd be about 60,000 black lives.

So the question, we as a black community need to address is why do we so often overlook all the good things going on in America?  Is it because, blacks make up only 8% of millionaires or only around 1 percent of  the top 1 percent?  So we can complain rightfully that we're under-represented in the wealthy.

But what about how we're over-represented in murders?  Blacks are around 50% of the murders in the United States.

My basic point is that the media and many in the civil rights community are inflaming passions about a problem (police brutality) , while ignoring a much bigger problem - black on black crime.

The media and the civil rights community are inflaming passions about injustice in the criminal justice system, while ignoring all the progress and attainments of blacks in America, by the thousands and millions.

We should address each and every problem.
We should celebrate each and every success.

This country is the best country ever created, The best country is the best ever for blacks.
If it wasn't, the millions in middle and upper class would be trying to leave.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

How to stop gun violence

Illinois Dems refuse tough gun enforcement:

First of all give as much attention to the mostly minority population being shot daily in our inner-cities;  Make sure their lives matter (black lives matter) as much as victims of mass shootings and Terrorism.

Next, nationwide we need to have tough mandatory penalties for carrying an illegal weapon.  It should be draconian.  No second chances.  I'm thinking, 5 years in prison, no plea bargains.

This should be coupled with an ending on the War on Drugs.  No one should be in prison for possession or distribution of drugs.  Prison should be for violent offenses.  If you have an illegal gun, that counts.

Then we need gun control laws nationwide that include expanded background checks and a process to take previously legally bought guns away from Rhodes who shouldn't currently have them.  We need to develop a psychological profile of people who might hurt themselves or others and act silly go get their guns.

So this combination of more enforcement and punishment with stricter gun control will make America safer.