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Police Power Exceeding the Capacity of the Human Brain: Some Countervailing Measures

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Lord Acton’s timeless statement is applicable to legal and illegal power alike, for each is subject to abuse. The victims are those whose wills are bent through either harm or the threat of injury. Put another way, the human brain may lack sufficient cognitive, emotional, and perceptual machinery to check the instinctual plus socialized power-aggrandizing urge. This vulnerability is particularly apparent in viewing video showing a police employee violently over-react in a situation that quite obviously should not have involved violence. Although anger doubtlessly plays a crucial role in the trigger that unleashes the police violence, the more subtle suspension of cognition and warping of perception is also in the mix.



The full essay is atPolice Power.” 

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A Pentecostal Pastor Fights the Enemy in Ukraine

Is religion so pliable that it can be contorted against itself “with a straight face?” That is to say, does the human mind lack the machinery necessary to recognize contradiction in religious matters?  I submit that the answer is yes. This is not necessarily to be “anti-religion;” rather, the implication is that acting from a religious motive ought not to be done without critical self-examination and care. The case of a Christian minister fighting in the Ukrainian army provides a useful case study of the vulnerability.


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Hometown Medical-Office Employees: Human Nature Warping Rational Nature

Plato claims that a psyche well-ordered by reason is just. To the extent that the passions, such as anger and the urge to dominate, are infused in human reasoning, a just order is not possible for members of our species. In dealing with healthcare work…

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Private Interests Over the Public Good: Energy Companies Capture an Attorney General

In Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith argues that the aggregation of the preferences of consumers and producers for a given good is in the public interest for the product or service. Often overlooked is Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments, in which the famous economist wraps a moral sentiment around the individual preferences, hence hopefully constraining them, albeit voluntarily. Herein lies the rub, for it is shaky to assume that a preference that seeks to maximize itself will voluntarily restrain itself when it rubs up against an ethical limit that is felt. Such a moral constraint is like a semi-permeable membrane in that the sentiment naturally triggered when a person comes on an unethical situation or person can be ignored or acted on.


The full essay is at “Private Interests Over the Public Good.” 

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Private Interests Over the Public Good: Energy Companies Capture an Attorney General

In Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith argues that the aggregation of the preferences of consumers and producers for a given good is in the public interest for the product or service. Often overlooked is Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments, in which the famous economist wraps a moral sentiment around the individual preferences, hence hopefully constraining them, albeit voluntarily. Herein lies the rub, for it is shaky to assume that a preference that seeks to maximize itself will voluntarily restrain itself when it rubs up against an ethical limit that is felt. Such a moral constraint is like a semi-permeable membrane in that the sentiment naturally triggered when a person comes on an unethical situation or person can be ignored or acted on.


The full essay is at “Private Interests Over the Public Good.” 

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It didn’t take Nostradamus to predict this about Obama or his 2nd-term, just a shrink!

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Back in October, 2012 The Political Commentator ran an article titled ‘A must read psychological analysis of Barack Obama!

In light of Barack Obama’s recent move to legalize millions of illegals along with his continued drive to divide the nation along racial lines, a repeat is most definitely warranted.

This phrase towards the end of the article offered both a warning and a prophecy, both of which that have unfortunately already proven to be true:

“Dr. Fick warns that if Obama is reelected he will step up his effort to “transform” America. He will not feel constrained by the rule of law and will enact Executive Orders without Congressional consent. The America he will leave behind will be in his own image, broken and lacking a sense of identity…”

Elections Have Consequences!

Would a psychological analysis of President Obama provide relevant findings for an undecided voter? 

The last great hope for our children and our children’s children is that on November 6 those on-the-fence voters who have been vacillating between the presidential candidates come to the correct and sane decision to pull the lever for Mitt Romney. 

Either that or they have the common sense to simply abstain from voting altogether for the good of the country. 

The obvious and extremely unfortunate sad truth is that the minds of the hardcore Obamabots will never be swayed by the blatant truths about their candidate that have been kept so well disguised by so many including the back-benchers of the Democrat Party, the MSM. 

These uninformed ideologues have been too brainwashed to ask questions or explore for themselves to find out who this President truly is. How many I wonder would ever watch the movie “2016” that they instead discard out-of-hand as mere propaganda and lies of the far-right? 

Further compounding the potential problem for the country is that between now and election day the President will be putting on a full-court press attempting to re-energize his core constituency’s of black voters and college-age voters. 

These two voting blocks that were so important to his victory in 2008 have rightfully become disenchanted with the “Change” that has actually been delivered and that turned out to be very different than what they believed that they had signed on for in the first election. 

“The Destructive President: Inside the Mind of Barack Obama”…

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