Do The Freakin Math

Liberals and conservatives alike frequently rely on limited evidence, personal experience, religious beliefs or gut emotions to determine solutions for complex problems. From immigration to global warming - taxes to terrorism - or health care to free trade - analytical study is rare. Science based policy making isn’t the way of Washington. And the consequences are catastrophic. Change is urgently needed. Just do the freakin’ math.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

What if we had a world Constitution and bill of rights?

Andrew Napolitano asked some great questions (What if we didn’t have a Constitution? Washington Times, May 21, 2015) but he missed the most important.  What if we had a world constitution with the same characteristics and intentions our own Constitution was created with.
It’s true most Americans have lost sight of, or never learned, the true purpose of our federal government -- To protect ‘we the people’ against the abuse of government and all other threats to our freedom and security.  Judge Napolitano’s error however is not applying his sound logic (that “our rights are natural components of our humanity”) to all of humanity.   His words make it self-evident that Americans are not the only people deserving the protection of such rights.
We are, as he suggests, “perfectly free”.  But we will never be free of the consequences of our actions or our nation’s actions.   If our freedom harms the lives of others they do in reality have the freedom to harm us back.  Without our taking serious responsibility for our actions, or the actions of our own government, we cannot expect to maintain our security.  
And, if others who do not distinguish themselves as soldiers and blend in with the general population use their freedom to threaten our security, it should be obvious that our own freedoms will be at risk at the hands of our own government as it tries to protect us.
A Constitution designed to protect only the rights of Americans is essentially a suicide document.  Our freedom to burn oil, pollute the oceans, ban other nation’s from acquiring WMD, bomb or invade them if they try, or fill all the world’s air space with drones or satellites, is a recipe for disaster.
Our Constitution cannot keep us safe and free if we refuse to grant those same primal cravings to everyone on earth.  Only a world constitution with an enforceable bill of human rights can maximize both our freedoms and our security.
The Judges last two question are profound. “What if all this is … right under our noses?  What do we do about it?  


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