• Fri. Oct 30th, 2020

World Governments Find Middle Ground

If you need legal representation, and you know a good lawyer, you may be interested in having them represent you. The US is a Republic, which is not a direct Democracy. A direct democracy is rule by people, not law. Our nation is ruled by law, with our federal government being severely restricted to minimal number of powers or granted authority. In our philosophy of government (at least that of the founders), the government only is authorized to do those things the people consent for them to do, with that consent being revocable by the people. I keep seeing Bernie Sanders coming up in the news, as a possible candidate for President of the United States. He is what some have called a democratic socialist.” For those of you who don’t know what that means, a democratic socialist favors political democracy (okay so far), with social ownership of the means of production and distribution, and a large social safety net paid for by the citizens of the society. In my opinion, a bit of socialism is wonderful. Too much is awful. There really has never been a government that hasn’t relied on at least some socialist structures. Where we get in arguments is concerning exactly how much is appropriate. To achieve its utopian aims the Socialist State must be Totalitarian, which is why it is favored by godless people who want the state to be their god, endowed with absolute power, worthy of their worship, ruthlessly eliminating any who do not share its grand vision. Socialism will always fail,” wrote Mark J. Perry , a professor of economics at the University of Michigan at Flint and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, in March 2016. The Hoover Institution’s Paul R. Gregory offered a primer on Why Socialism Fails” in January 2018. Note 115: The most important challenge to Mansfield and Snyder is Michael D. Ward and Kristian Gleditsch, “Democratizing for Peace,” American Political Science Review, Vol. 92, No. 1 (March 1998), pp. 51-61. Ward and Gleditsch find that democratization reduces the probability of war by about 50%. See also Andrew J. Enterline, “Driving While Democratizing,” International Security, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Spring 1996), pp. 183-196. Mansfield and Snyder reply in ibid., pp. 199-207. Mansfield and Snyder object to Enterline’s focus on militarized international disputes (MIDs) instead of wars, but a strong case can be made for this choice. Wars usually come out of MIDs, which create the opportunity for leaders to play nationalist cards and to otherwise behave and Mansfield and Snyder fear. Mansfield and Snyder are working on a book (forthcoming from The MIT Press in the BCSIA Studies in International Security series) that will present their arguments more comprehensively and with additional data and case studies.

It disturbs me even more that you appear to take a very McCarthy view of Socialism, and Communism for that matter, referring to it as a “scheme” and “abolition of private enterprise” etc. You also state that Socialism is “inimical to democracy,” which fundamentally cannot be supported. In fact, democracy and socialism do not even fit into the same category to be compared. Socialism refers to the structure while democracy deals with the ruling body. Socialism could exist in an authoritarian, democratic, oligarchic, monarchial, or another type of government. Democracy and socialism do not naturally oppose each other. Client legal privilege also promotes compliance with the law. Since lawyers owe a paramount duty to the court and the administration of justice, they are required to encourage clients to obey the law. Most people, including corporations, genuinely attempt to fulfil their legal obligations. Lawyers play an important role in enabling them to do this by advising on relevant obligations, and helping to detect and address potential and actual breaches. Again you need photographs, preferably colour images – lots of them and from different viewpoints – as well as your powers of observation and your modelling skills. You have the option of buying ready-made buildings available from Hornby, Bachmann and Ten Commandments, for example. There are also buildings available through Bachmann that are sourced from other manufacturers, such as theBirch Hall Inn at Beck Hole near Goathland (of ‘Heartbeat’ fame) as well as the ‘Aidensfield Arms’ hotel and bar. In the ‘Skaledale’ range there are the Goathland Station buildings, a station shelter from Grosmont and lamp standards for the platform as well as out on the street. Thus by 1924, inflation was under control and the German economy was recovering. Even so, the hyperinflation of 1923 caused great damage to the German people, especially to the middle class, which had the most to gain in a democratic Germany. Pensions had been wiped out. A lifetime of savings accumulated before the crisis would not buy a loaf of bread. Extremists of the right and left gained influence. Because representational democracy works best on a larger scale, most Western governments operate this way (if the country is democratic, of course). Here are a few examples of representational democracy in action. We certainly have these ideals now in America. There is not a single soul in America who cannot get a fine education. But they have to want to be educated. The poor in America are better off than most of the people on this planet. Even the poorest of the poor have flush toilets, cell phones, food, clothes, housing, televisions, DVD players, refrigerators, stoves, electricity, and automobiles. You then mention merit—but the only merit in Socialism is the adherence to the party line. Capitalism made America the by far wealthiest nation in the history of the earth. Take a look at North and South Korea; East and West Germany before the Iron Curtain fell; and see the incredible difference in how the populace fared under the two systems. Look at the USA and the USSR from 1917-1989 and tell me Socialism is better.