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much money being spent by vested groups and so many politicians eager to muzzle down intorepparttar trough. His view of democracy has little or nothing to do with serving societyís people. Unless, of course, they went to Harvard or Yale. When Bush claims to love America and to supportrepparttar 125872 American people, he thinks of America as beingrepparttar 125873 financial aristocracy with whom his family had golfed for generations. He is part ofrepparttar 125874 group that at a Texas Republican Convention stood and chanted for fifteen minutes, ďWe arerepparttar 125875 real Americans, we arerepparttar 125876 real Christians.ď They received a standing ovation. The rest of society are see byrepparttar 125877 entire Bush family as servants and as flunkeys who are never of any significance. When Bush was first running for political office, he asked a consultant to brief him on how to win over poor people. He said, ďI have no experience with them -- I have never known a poor person in my life.Ē Of course,repparttar 125878 idea of exporting democracy to Iraq and Iran came late fromrepparttar 125879 Bush White House. It wasnít even a whisper untilrepparttar 125880 scams about weapons of mass destruction andrepparttar 125881 cooperation of Hussein and bin Laudin as terrorists collapsed completely. Only then didrepparttar 125882 presidentís staff work aroundrepparttar 125883 clock trying desperately to find something with which they could convincerepparttar 125884 naÔve American masses was worth sacrificing their sons and daughters for. Obviously, withrepparttar 125885 great propaganda machine available torepparttar 125886 Bush people now, evenrepparttar 125887 parents of dead and wounded kids are persuaded that their children were somehow serving a noble American cause when they were actually being wasted by cynical abusers who saw an opportunity to project American power intorepparttar 125888 region with allrepparttar 125889 oil reserves. Of course,repparttar 125890 vast majority of grieving parents could not bearrepparttar 125891 horror of believing that a son or daughter was maimed or died forrepparttar 125892 greater profit of Texaco or British Petroleum. Such a thought must be repressed, has to be adjusted in order to easerepparttar 125893 pain, especially whenrepparttar 125894 Commander In Chief praises their sacrifices as a noble duty to God and country rather than to benefitrepparttar 125895 robber barons for whom Bush is their spokesman.

If you support George Bush, knowing what is going onrepparttar 125896 Middle East, after learning thatrepparttar 125897 Pentagon is projectingrepparttar 125898 occupation for five to ten more years, with Iranrepparttar 125899 next attack on Bushís drawing board, and more casualties occurring regularly, stop pretending to care. Forgetrepparttar 125900 twenty year old boys with ghastly head wounds I was with yesterday atrepparttar 125901 Veteranís Affairs Hospital. Bush has made it easy to forget them -- he wonít even let anyone grieve over their caskets. Out of sight really is out of mind for people who perceive our boys and girls as a resource -- while Bush is orchestrating yet another cut inrepparttar 125902 V A budget. If you like what Bush is doing to America and its growing number of peasants whose children can only find work by takingrepparttar 125903 KingĎs shilling, you are either part ofrepparttar 125904 problem or so naÔve you cannot find your way throughrepparttar 125905 thickets of propaganda used to trick you into abandoningrepparttar 125906 Republic, into sacrificingrepparttar 125907 lives of many Americans and Iraqis alike. You really deserve him as your tyrant.

Jard DeVille; Psyc. Dept. Chair at Westminster College; leadership psychology at the University of Arizona at Tucson; published psychology books, seminars and psychological assessment instruments. NICE GUYS FINISH FIRST was a best seller. Heís considered by many to be Americaís foremost leadership scholar. Visit http://www.fulfillmentforum.com for FREE EBooks & EBiz Tools.

Legislators, not sober drivers, are ones with impaired judgment

Written by Sheri Conover Sharlow, Libertarian Writers' Bureau

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It inadvertently banned potlucks at churches and other nonprofits. Why, Indiana canít have those dangerous church ladies making gooseberry pies or corn pudding or potato salad without state approval, even if grieving families openly appreciated having a nice meal after funerals.


Back to HB 1057.

Like other alcohol laws, it clearly will have some bizarre inconsistencies. Under current liquor laws, you canít buy carry-out non-alcoholic beer on Sundays, even though you canít get even a minor buzz off it, yet you can buy allrepparttar 50-proof Nyquil you want. Or 28.6-proof Scope. Or 70-proof vanilla extract. (For comparison, domestic beers are 10-14 proof and domestic wines are 24-28 proof.)

I donít want blue laws to ban such purchases. But this shows how current laws donít make sense.

Surely harmless non-alcoholic beer will be part of this bill because, jeepers, a police officer looking from a distance canít tell a green OíDoulís bottle from a green Becks bottle.

Why donít they go allrepparttar 125871 way withrepparttar 125872 law? If you have an open Scope bottle, youíre toast. Better keep that vanilla inrepparttar 125873 trunk. And no tolerance for a cup of orange juice, either. Ifrepparttar 125874 orange juice in your refrigerator was opened three days ago, it has more alcohol than a bottle of OíDoulís.

This bill would punish recyclers, who reducerepparttar 125875 load on our landfills, pick up litter and support nonprofits, such asrepparttar 125876 Muncie animal shelter.

Collectors hauling their goods torepparttar 125877 flea market could face fines for cans and bottles that have been empty so long thatrepparttar 125878 drinker has been dead for decades. Caterers (or parents ofrepparttar 125879 bride and groom) would not be able to choose where inrepparttar 125880 van to putrepparttar 125881 half-used bottles left from a wedding reception.

The problem isnít with alcohol containers.

The first problem is unsafe drivers. (Ironically, drunk drivers will drive past police officers ticketing sober drivers.)

The other problem is with legislators who pass laws without thinking aboutrepparttar 125882 consequences. Their judgment is clearly impaired. Theyírerepparttar 125883 ones who deserve a citation.


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