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"Thoughts on Government"

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"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it."

Statement by John Adams (Second President of the Republic of the United States of America).

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by W. Finnerty Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:40

Reply to Opus at Sat Apr 28, 2012 07:20

RE: Your statement "My own field is psychology, ...":

Allowing for your knowledge of psychology, I'd love to see you (or some other psychologist) do a serious article on the "Psychology of Political, Legal and Corporate Corruption": which, as I see things -- and allowing for all the warmongering connected with the Middle East at the present time, and the very large thermonuclear stockpiles some of the warmongering participants now have in their arsenals -- is taking civilisation, perhaps the whole of humanity, and maybe even the whole of "Life on Earth", to the brink of extinction?

Why is it that the summation of such political, legal, and corporate corruption appears to have already crossed some invisible line, and taken on a "life of its own": so that it now looks to many (including myself) as though the worsening situation may in fact be impossible to ever reverse?

Where did humanity go wrong?

Is there anything humanity can now do -- at this late stage -- which might at least stall this threatening trend significantly, or, much better still, reverse it?


The text in the section immediately above is from a comment at the following Indymedia (Ireland) location:


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"Politics is the Science of human Happiness - and the Felicity of Societies depends on the Constitutions of Government under which they live."


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William Finnerty is back living in the Republic of Ireland at the present time, which is where he was born and where he grew up. His father was Irish (County Galway), and his mother American (New York City). He has worked mostly in the (more...)
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