Get it?

22 May

Let me make this as simple as I can. Regulations. Are you for, or against? Depends on if you understand the difference between capitalism and corporatism. America, at least according to all the political rhetoric blowing in the wind, is a capitalist society.

In order for a society to exist, there needs to be some set of rules and some group of people to see that those rules are followed. That’s why we have stop signs, traffic lights, and speed limits; and patrol officers. That’s why every society has adopted some form of law based on the Mosaic system.

Banks and oil companies are people too. At least according to the Supreme Court. So they need to follow rules just like the rest of us. That’s not communism, or socialism, or fascism, or Nazism, or whatever ism Glenn Beck want’s to cry about. It’s just common sense.


9 Responses to “Get it?”

  1. hoboduke May 22, 2010 at 7:36 am #

    Life can be so simple! How about enforcing the rules? The Attorney Generals from Alabama and Mississippi came to Washington D.C. in 1995 to lodge a complaint that the mortgages being sold in their states harmed their citizens. They could not afford the homes they had mortgages issued. Slick Willly’s response was get out of town. They wanted to keep pumping more mortgage money to the poor, the down trodden, the gullible who wished for a nice home but could never afford one. The mortgages would continue. Rules and regulations are ignored by our own Attorney General, so more laws and rules are great for bragging, but have no teeth when ignored by lack of enforcement.

    • the new sense May 22, 2010 at 11:43 am #

      I agree. Rules are meaningless unless they’re enforced. But you can’t worry about B until you first address A.

  2. Reverend WG May 22, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    Yes I agree with your post. So many people want to do there own things in life without regards to how they affect others around them. The people that break the rules are the reason we have to keep making more rules. I live by the beach. Its ok for dogs on my beach if they are leashed and you pickup after your dog. Time and time again I see people breaking this rule. One of these days they will end up posting a sign NO DOGS ON THE BEACH. People just don’t see it. Yet they will scream out loud when it happens.

    • the new sense May 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

      The people that break the rules are the reason we have to keep making more rules.
      Great point! That’s why every bill Congress writes is thousands of pages long.

  3. hoboduke May 22, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

    Our “lawmakers” should remove 2 obsolete laws for every new law they create. We should be the safest country in the world, based on all the safeguards written into law! I sleep well at night, comforted by that fact. With my shotgun by my bedside.

  4. The_Conservative_Lie May 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm #

    Yes, I for one am in strong favor of someone regulating things like my food and cars! I want some standards that corporations are forced to abide by. I want to feel confident that when I eat a twinkie, it is free from cianide or arsenic.
    Business has proven throughout history that it cannot be trusted to look out for the best interest of anyone except the shareholders. In fact, many people are unaware that corporation are legally OBLIGATED to maximize profits for shareholders. That is their first obligation. safety and ethics come second or third or fourth or…

  5. hoboduke May 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

    Our government is known to take a few shortcuts if they throw national emergency blanket of secrecy on their actions. Our lax nuclear safety disposal in our nuclear munitions, toxic checmical poisoning of radar evading coatings, BP oil spill supposedly regulatd to protect us. What about the toxic chemicals BP allowed to dump in our gulf, and after a million gallons pollute our waters, we way “wait a minute now!” Laws rely on an executive branch that intends to enforce our laws. If we don’t enforce, we write laws for amusement but no protection under the law. We are on our own, based on current executive crew.

  6. The_Conservative_Lie May 24, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    Ture… I guess the question comes down to who I trust more, the govt. to regulate my food, or the industry. Most times, I would trust the govt. Not sure in what way we could ever totally eliminate fraud or bribery, etc…

    • the new sense May 24, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

      We could always be eating tainted peanut butter.

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