Friday, July 19, 2013

To establish Post Offices and post Roads

The US Congress is given this responsibility in the Article 8 of the US Constitution.

Al Gore didn’t invent the Internet but he did recognize that it was useful to our Country.  We now refer to mail delivered by US Post Offices over post Roads as “snail mail.”

If our Founding Fathers were writing the Constitution today, wouldn’t they address email and the Internet?  Isn’t the Internet today’s post Road?

A modern Post Office would be some kind of electronic mail server.

Email on the Internet should be protected from snoopers (including NSA) as snail mail is currently protected from snoopers.

The USPS could be working on a Transition Plan for moving forward instead of running deficits and the union running promotional ads.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Perception is Key

Perception was more important than reality in the Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) strategic nuclear policy of the Cold War.  If a party was perceived as weak enough to be attacked, it would be of little consequence to the millions of dead that the attacking party was wrong.  On the other hand, would one expect to be able to achieve savings by focusing on perception rather than reality?

In the good old days, the US could retaliate against a terrorist country for a terrorist act against the US or a US citizen.  If we got it wrong, nobody knew except for the real perpetrator and, possibly, us.  If someone credible spoke out, we would have a new target.

While thinking about the War on Terror, I realized that, if we have a list of “bad guys/countries”, we can pick a (deserving) target and punish them.  Everybody will think that crime does not pay except for the real perpetrator.
I can see an analogy with local law enforcement.  Now, with DNA evidence, the innocent of the particular crime is being set free but no replacement is being found.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Vetoes Family Law Reform

I watched the hearings for SB 718 and the companion bill in the Florida House.  There was very moving testimony about how a mother had achieved independence.

Government Rick Scott needs to be more pro-Family and less pro-Florida Family Law Bar Section.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

An Act of Terrorism

Leon Panetta seems to be the point person now.  The Algerian BP Hostage incident IS an act of terrorism.  The perpetrator was booted out of Al Quade (no honor among thieves) but this was an act of terrorism.

Only a few months ago, Joe Biden gave us the Bumper Sticker slogan: “General Motors is Alive and Osama Bin Laden is Dead”.

What has that intellectual guru Dick Cheney got to say about all this?  Create it and they will abuse it.