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.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Democratic debates and national security

The Democratic debates were encouraging but it was somewhat disappointing in that in the initial question to each candidate regarding their top three priorities upon entering the White-house, not one of them mentioned any action related to national security.  One exception was Governor, O’Malley’s challenge regarding renewable energy but I'm not sure how many people would hear it that way.   Until Americans automatically understand that real national security isn’t a function of military power, but rather a function of global justice for all people and our environmental life support system, we will never know real security and our freedoms and prosperity will continue to dwindle. Traditional national security issues were covered relatively during the last 26 minutes of the debate, but there was no mention from what I remember of them being addressed within the context of global justice.   That's a huge error considering the conclusion of the report titled “Confronting the Crisis on Global Governance” by the Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance (co-chaired by former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright and former UN Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs, Ibrahim Gambari) .  Commission website:


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