Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tea for two but none for you

Something has happened in America that is fouling the moral compass of our Republican political leaders. I am not exactly sure what caused it, but it appears that within the Republican mind, self interest and love of money has been exacerbated to a level far greater than I have ever seen in the past.

The Republican party has always represented the interests of the richest of Americans, but about 3 trillion dollars in the last two years in tax cuts for the rich have not resulted in an increase in jobs for the middle class. Corporate profits have skyrocketed in our recession economy, yet American middle class workers wages have been flat or decreased. Corporate America has sent and continues to send hundreds of thousands of American jobs to foreign workers. Even domestic jobs in service industries, retail industries and high technology companies are now going to foreigners living in America. Something is wrong with Republican Party thinking if they can blame the Obama administration for not creating jobs.

Greed is running rampant in the Republican party. Unwilling to give anything that might reduce their fortunes, Republican leaders are calling for the weakest and least self-sufficient of Americans to pay for the economic recovery. The mind-set seems at odds with the party that supports the right to life. Could that platform be a lie too?

Either these people feel invincible or are totally insane. In either case, they are coming close to being a sinister, uncaring psychopathic party and I think it will be their downfall. How a person would want to be associated with that party is beyond belief. At the core of any good person is concern for others who are less fortunate. This Republican party only shows concern for their own kind and all others be damned.

So if you are Republican and do not have such beliefs, then leave the Party because your leaders are dragging you down a bad road. Judging from their present behavior this Republican Party does not have much time left to be in control.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

A travesty of Justice

July 5th, 2011 will go down in history as the start of the end of the age of reason. Only 12 people in the entire world thought that Casey Anthony was innocent of murder. Fortunately for Casey and her defense crew, those 12 people were the jury in the Caylee Anthony murder trial.

What could these people have been thinking? I can't understand their decision and it bothers me that such evil as obviously was carried out by Casey Anthony, could have been forgiven so completely. To only find Casey guilty of lieing to the police in the face of such solid evidence that she was a murderer seems to indicate that the jury went to sleep after the first day of trial. They missed everything else.

So we have an unsolved mystery. A child is dead. A child who was as innocent as an angel. A child who obviously suffered a painful death in such a torturous way that any reasonable person would say that the perpetrator is the essence of evil. The perpetrator however cannot now legally be said to be Casey Anthony. The jury has decided that there was no crime committed. So I guess we are to believe that someone else must have murdered little Caylee.

We could accept the decision of the jury with pride in our American judicial system if an innocent person was defended skillfully. The defense takes pride in their victory, but throughout the trial they lost point after point. If Casey was innocent, why did she lie over and over again, specifically about the whereabouts of her child? Why did she party after knowing that her child was dead? Why didn't she report the so-called accident. But apparently the prosecution did not prove Casey Anthony guilty to this jury.

Rightly so, the prosecution worried that common sense would be thrown out in the jury's deliberations. That jury certainly did not use common sense. I think this jury would not have found Casey guilty unless they saw her chloroform her child, bind Caylee's mouth and nose with duct tape, place her dying body in a bag, seal it up and throw her tiny lifeless body in the swamp where she was found. But if they had used their common sense they would have put the facts together to realize that. Even in a murder with a gun, jurors need to use their common sense to connect the gun to the shooter and the bullet to the gun and the death to the perpetrator based on the evidence presented. Jurors usually do not see anything that happens in a crime and must use their reason and common sense to connect the perpetrator to the crime.

I'm worried that the end of reason or worse, has started. Do we owe this lack of common sense and lack of reasonable understanding of the events that led to Caylee Anthony's death to society's acceptance of other infant deaths such as those we see and accept in the daily abortion of our smallest children? In some way the jury seems to be devaluing the life of Caylee Anthony by this decision in my opinion. Worse, is this a sign of the final days being upon us when evil triumphs so emphatically?

It is generally accepted and I completely believe that given the evidence of Casey Anthony's deviant behavior after Caylee Anthony was dead, her compulsive lieing and her disassociation with reality proves that she is a psychopath. She will always be a psychopath. There is no cure. She will repeat her compulsive behavior. She will continue to be a hazard to others. We can only hope that others do not suffer by her hand, but if they do, let's pray for justice next time.