no he has not thought this through, but thinking may not be his big thing
Cliven Bundy has stated he doesn’t acknowledge that the federal government exists. Well sir, someday he might have a “beef” about his cattle or the state of Nevada’s right to levy taxes on him, or something. He might wind up on the losing side of a lawsuit and decide to appeal the verdict. Let’s say he appeals the ruling to the Nevada state supreme court and it also rules against him. Bundy still disagrees and decides to take his case to…where? The US District Court? The US Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit? The US Supreme Court? Sorry, but in Cliven’s world none of these courts exist, do they? Does he then declare that he doesn’t recognize the existence of the Nevada state government–or ANY government, for that matter? How far into the realm of absurdity would he push this?
What if due to climate change a drought hits the land…
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Do we all need a Moral Monday movement?
This is a great article on its own… I do concur with the statement: :”Rev. William Barber, a key organizer of the movement, has grounded this new movement in history, suggesting that the South is in the midst of the “third reconstruction.” A new ‘reconstruction’ since none of the others seems to have lasted or was totally effective….. Right ON
I must add:
Now we are in the midst of a third reconstruction, according to Barber. Political mobilizations today, like those of the first reconstruction, are based on what was called in the 1860s “fusion” politics; that is bringing all activists — Black, Brown, white, gay/straight, workers, environmentalists — together.
Fusion politics assumes that only a mass movement built on everyone’s issues can challenge the billionaire economic elites… (from the Harry Targ blog)
Notes from an Interview with a Libertarian / and Ron Paul supporter, Tim H- pt. 1
Tim supported Paul’s campaign in 2008,and actually went to hear Ron Paul in Philadelphia in 2008.
Apart from all of the dogma involved in online and print critiques and interpretations surrounding the particulars of, and ‘minutia’ of historical ‘Libertarianism’, it’s dogmatic philosophical background, I have in this friend ( from Facebook) a Direct, ‘human to human’ conversation with might begin to show us all how much more close we are in all things. I plan to to do a down to earth get together soon, and also just had a wonderfully ‘human’, person to person conversation. We found ourselves having many agreements on many issues (Pro choice), more about his kind of malleable form of ‘libertarianism’ ,which is a much more humane, simpler , sensible and belief system, closer to some or many of my own beliefs. (I will be continuing this as a series of ‘conversations’ among ‘friends’……)
This has led me to open my mind and also find that things are not always as they seem,
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