With Authority Comes Great Responsibility

Thinking Man believes that police and other law enforcement deserve the benefit of the doubt, very generally speaking. They are responsible for public safety, and do a job that requires them to make split second decisions and to put their lives on the line if those decisions are bad.

The converse of that is that with that deference comes a special responsibility, and being held to a higher standard of integrity and conduct. When law enforcement officials do wrong, they should pay. Continue reading “With Authority Comes Great Responsibility”

How Can You Be Mad About July 4?

You would think that the July 4 holiday would be relatively non-controversial. I mean, what could be bad about gaining independence from the King of England and establishing the representative type government since ancient Greece (though, no doubt it was not inclusive of all of the people of the country but certainly more so than a monarchy)? Continue reading “How Can You Be Mad About July 4?”

Robert Mueller (again)

Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, who completed his investigation and submitted his final reported, officially resigned his position in the Justice Dept. yesterday now that his job was complete. He issued a final statement which, basically, said everything he had already put in his final report. Continue reading “Robert Mueller (again)”

The Example of Socialism

Last presidential election cycle, we had an avowed socialist in Bernie Sanders, who gathered a significant number of votes in the Democratic primaries. In New York, voters elected a young self-described socialist, Alexandra Occasio-Cortez, to Congress and she has become the darling of liberals.

Surveys also show that there is a small but growing positive image of socialism among young people in the country. Continue reading “The Example of Socialism”

Finding The Truth Should Never Be A Bad Thing

Sadly, it has become the norm that political parties blindly line up behind the ‘party line’ and do and say whatever the party leaders say, rather than what is right. Most obviously, this is the case in the investigations surrounding President Trump. Continue reading “Finding The Truth Should Never Be A Bad Thing”

Sports and ‘Real Life’

On a more serious topic, at the intersection of sports and real life…the KC Chiefs drafted Kareen Hunt who was cut after a particularly egregious domestic violence incident.They also drafted Tyreek Hill, who was arrested for punching his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach during college and now is again facing domestic violence charges. Last week, they traded for Frank Clark and gave him a large new contract. Clark was arrested and convicted of domestic violence in college.

If the NFL says that domestic violence is problem enough and abhorrent enough that they are going to crack down and treat players involved differently than they would for other crimes, then what about teams like the Chiefs? If they are going to lower the hammer on players who abuse family members, what about teams and general managers who keep ignoring the crimes and keep going after players who clearly have a problem? Seems a bit inconsistent and hypocritical, or is it just me?

A Step In Making Parents Be An Example

Carlotta Outley Brown, a high school principal in Houston, TX created controversy (though Thinking Man is confused as to why there is any controversy) when she sent a letter to parents earlier this money telling them that the school is implementing a dress code for parents and anyone that wants to enter the school. Despite the controversy, Brown is standing by her actions. Continue reading “A Step In Making Parents Be An Example”