Criminals Just Need More Understanding

Uncommon Sense Radio
Sep, 2001

Did any of you hear about the bank robbery we had in Monterey, this past Tuesday? It caught my attention because the bank is just around the corner from my office.

Not much of a story, really. Man with a gun. Demanded money. Took it and ran off.

Certainly, the bank is cooperating with law enforcement to see that the crook gets caught. The bank may even tighten or otherwise alter their security procedures.

And meanwhile there will be people who will sympathize with the bank robber. Some will claim that the bank, after all, had it coming. With all that money, it was only a matter of time someone decided to take it.

There will be those who will say that retaliation takes us in the wrong direction. Because what we really need, here, is an understanding of the motives of the robber. After all, he’s just a victim of an oppressive system—American capitalism. And the bank is nothing but a cruel symbol of greed and exploitation.

You see, If we’re going to put an end to crime in America, we need to begin addressing the needs of criminals in this country.

Thank you.
 

Federal Regulations Are Unlawful

Uncommon Sense Radio
May, 2001

The last couple of weeks I’ve been calling for a broad elimination of government regulations. Not only do I think regulations in this country have become ridiculously excessive, they’ve become, I believe a primary source of why nothing ever seems to get done in Washington. I also believe that excessive regulation has made it difficult if not impossible for able, intelligent people to prosper.

Let me clarify what I’m saying. When I refer to regulations, that’s not the same thing as laws. Laws are made by elected representatives through a legal and due process. Regulations are made by federal and state agencies. Check your Constitution. You shouldn’t be able to create, much less enforce laws that haven’t been voted on by Congress. Yet we do it all the time.

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What’s Wrong With Competition?

Uncommon Sense Radio
May, 2001

One of the problems with American competitiveness has to do with the whole concept of competition itself. Another one of those goofy notions that came out of the sixties: Competition is bad. Some people believe this. Nobody should lose. Everybody should win. Never mind that this is a complete departure from how real life works, you still find people trying to eliminate this idea of competition.

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Who’s Against a Clean Environment?

Uncommon Sense Radio
April, 2001

I don’t want to give anyone the mistaken impression that I’m against having a clean environment. Who really wants that? Well, if you go by what the eco-zealots say, anyone that opposes them do. It’s that flimsy two-dimensional logic at work. If you disagree with the solution, you’re in favor of the problem.

The simple fact is that everybody recognizes that polluting the environment is a problem and that we should take steps to keep our air and water clean.

Unfortunately, there’s a wierdly skewed perception about pollution that goes back to the sixties, and still survives today. You ever notice that companies engaged in manufacturing or some other industrial activity that contribute to pollution are simply referred to as “polluters.”

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Race Issues

Uncommon Sense Radio
March, 2001

Last week, if you recall, I single handedly solved racism. I simply applied the same method that the our various government agencies and universities use to distinguish one race from another. They leave it up to the individual. It’s called self identification. There is no other criteria. Whatever race you consider yourself to be is what your official designation will be in the eyes of the government. This applies to the US census or any sort of form or application that asks you for you race. Whatever you fill in is what you are. Did you know that?

Well I’ll tell you what. This has got to be multi-culturism’s biggest and best kept secret. You can be any race you want to be.

Anyway, I’ve decided to take advantage of this privilege, because I’ve grown tired of being Caucasian. I’ve been designated as white all my life, you see, and I figured it’s time for a change. Why not?

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