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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
There’s been a lot of talk recently about making the police
more accountable. There’s some legitimacy to that. But what about making mayors,
city councils, governors and state legislatures, Congress, and the whole
government more accountable?
Shouldn’t the mayors of Seattle, New York, Chicago, Atlanta,
and elsewhere be held accountable for the additional murders in their cities that
they had to know would occur as a result of the inadequate police presence that
Given their decisions and knowledge of the consequences that would
follow, it seems to me that these mayors deserve to be charged with manslaughter.
Mayors who allow things to reach a point where 911 calls cannot be
responded to and who have not called their state governors to provide the
assistance of the National Guard, should automatically be fired and replaced
through a new election for the office.
To create a high barrier against unjust prosecution of the innocent,
citizens left on their own to defend their lives and property should be immune
from prosecution for any acts they commit in the course of doing so that are held to be less
than first-degree murder. July 6, 2020, Nature
While “Nature” may often be beautiful, it is also, very often, just
one thing eating another alive. Nature needs lots of improvement. The primary
improvement is Civilization.