Posts Tagged ‘Standards’

WE WERE WARNED!

August 24, 2011

With the country weakened and divided, now is the time to attack.  This time, however, the attack is not coming from planes smashing into financial icons.  This time it is not bombs, artillery, IEDs, rockets, mortars or even small projectiles that we have to fear.  This time, our very own government is doing us under.  The Washington power brokers have weakened us to the point of attack.  The elected and appointed officials have, and are continuing to, implode the systems of the U.S.

The President, through his appointed like-minded sycophants, is circumventing congress.  He/they foist rules, regulations and restrictions on our freedoms and liberties with tyrannical orientation.  The EPA alone has enacted so many business repressive regulations that there is no longer any question why our economic mainstay is basing overseas.

It is difficult to understand how throttling carbon emissions within the boundaries of the United States, forcing production of goods to third world countries is helpful to the global environment.  Countries with uncontrolled emissions and standards are most certainly able to manufacture at an apparently reduced cost.  The true cost to the air, water and food supply is much greater in the long run than is the plastic output.

The only plausible explanation is an agenda for global wealth redistribution and a desire for all but a chosen few to become destitute and beholden subjects.  If that is it, the plan is working well.

Once a nation of reasoned and reasonable laws, followed and enforced, we have become one of unmanaged laws, rules, regulations, restrictions, codes and edicts.  The freedoms and liberties awarded to citizens of the United States eroded, in some cases beyond recognition, by activist judges and an overzealous politicians catering to themselves instead of their constituents must be restored.  Enforcement is now at the will of a few with punishment determined and meted with political considerations always in mind.

Equality of application is no more.  In too many cases, law enforcement officers are prohibited from doing the job for which they were hired for political expediency.  Police and other agents fear for their lives and resist drawing their weapons even in defense because of a disrespectful and anti-enforcement judicial system that treats them more harshly than the criminals they  apprehend.

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama has stated a goal of fundamentally transforming the country.  Michelle said, “Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation”.  Conversations:  Liberals have taken to more anger, spewing more vehemence and hatred for every person and thing not Socialist in nature.  Traditions: Since that time, Christian holidays have been averted by the White House.  History:  Barack espoused, “We are a nation of Muslims.  In his Cairo speech he said, “I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”  A different place as a nation: A once proud nation is now ridiculed by the world due to a President who apologizes for our accomplishments, changes our history and traditions. Sacrifices:  Well, that seems to be playing only 9 holes during a national or international crisis.

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GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE

March 16, 2011

Just how long will it take before normal people of America recognize and act, legally, ethically and morally against the insanity being brought upon us (them) in the name of Political Correctness?

According to a recent news report, the Dayton, Ohio Police Department is lowering its standards for recruits.  Why?  Because according to the Department of Justice there were not enough blacks passing the already watered down standards, thus the ratio of blacks to others on the force is not consistent with the population of the area.

Until now, the City of Dayton had standards which had to be met in order to draw a salary to serve and protect that did not include skin, hair or eye color.  Now, due to political correctness and nothing more, those standards have been thrown out the window and virtually anybody of color can qualify, whether they are qualified or not.  What can they possibly be thinking?

Even with stricter standards to meet, many police departments still experience the occasional rogue officer, just as society in general sees good people turn bad.  There is the officer who uses his/her weapon to kill a spouse or lover; the officer who stalks a spouse or lover using department issued tracking devices; the officer who engages gang members just to eliminate an individual member; the officer who drives drunk.  They exist despite stringent screening and testing.

Any of these people could be normal citizens, however, we choose to think of them as having the education, physical stamina and endurance and psychological health that eliminates a majority of offenders from the ranks of badge carrying, armed protectors.  We expect a higher standard.  That is about to change for Dayton.

The previous requirements included candidates receiving a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on a second segment.  They were only asking for permission to restrict the issuance of guns, night sticks, mace etc. to people who could not only hold and direct them, but had sufficient intelligence to know when to do so.  Today, candidates need only to score 58% and 63% respectively.  And, even then exceptions will be made to include minorities if ethnic or racial quotas are not met.

In 2006, Portland, Oregon instituted a program that showed the potential of eliminating many non-Hispanics from fire fighting teams.  Copying an edict by the Department of Forestry four years earlier, the city mandated that all leaders (squad leaders, supervisors, and other superior ranking personnel overseers) must be able to speak Spanish because many of the firefighters could not read or understand English.

That move is still being closely monitored for safety concerns.  Some, otherwise well qualified and capable, non-English speaking, team members cannot read warning and caution signs or obey orders given in English, thus potentially jeopardizing the life and safety of them and fellow crew members.  Each order of caution or direction must now be given in both English and Spanish.  The time taken to inform the second group could mean injury or lives lost.

Well trained, experienced and outstanding leaders have lost their jobs or have been demoted for not meeting the new “dual-language” demands.  Fire fighting crew members, however, are not held to the same standard.

Primary school teachers were asked in the 70s to lower the standards of grading because the percentage of minorities with passing grades was disproportionately low compared to the general population attending the same schools.  Though all students received the same instruction and materials, minorities claimed the testing was culturally biased.  The change was to make minority children “feel better” by raising their self esteem.  The result of the lower math and English scores requirement was only a slightly higher passing percentage.  Knowledge acquisition went down though scores rose.

During the time frame from 1970 to 2000, the average nationwide spending per student in primary and secondary schools virtually doubled (98.5% increase) while SAT scores dropped 30 points for verbal skills and rose only 2 percentage points for math applications. Students were barely able to meet the lowered criterion, even though teachers were teaching students how to beat the standardized test in 2000.  Catering to the few at the expense of the many has not benefited either group.

Government interference (political correctness and over-regulation) is driving the nation toward third world status.  We are being led by minorities, (be they ethnic, gender, religious minorities) for the betterment of minorities and not for the nation or American ethic.  We are no longer seeking the benefit of a nation as a whole.  We are no longer the self sufficient, sovereign, intra-dependent and superior nation that was once respected and revered by the nations of the world.  We are rapidly melding into a homogenous second world nation on our way to third world status.  Most of the second and third world nations into which we are blending are ruled by dictators, oligarchies, socialists, Communists, Marxists or questionably sane tyrants.   This change is not in the best interest of a once great nation.