A Standard Moral Test for Candidates Might Be Useful

Should there be a standard test for political candidates with boxes to check off in order for voters to understand the moral positions of candidates and how they change over time (with subsequent or semi-annual tests?) The morals of politicians actually matter these days when the nation has taken a downturn in comparison to traditional moral values; especially if there are consequences for the nation for having done so.

Politicians tend to become sycophants of the values or lack of that the wealthiest have in order to curry favor and patronage. The rich own the broadcast media and can quickly by adds on TV. to plink very fast those they deem in there interest to downgrade socially and economically. The lack of good morals may lead to permissiveness and license for political duplicity, falsehoods, liars and so forth that are deleterious to the principles of democracy.

Democracy itself can be made to serve as screen to lever immorality to be the new normal, pursue foreign wars in order to profit arms manufacturers and allow blatant disregard for constitutional rights while feigning respect for them. As in Huxley’s Animal Farm democracy can be called so as long as the swine can be made to turn out to vote appropriately before returning to their soma, swill and grog. Legal dope all day may be the new normal for Democrats.

If the people are made not to care about morals besides tolerance for anything, human rights and the quality of life tends to decrease. A simple morality exam of one-hundred questions should be enough to get the opinions of politicians on record.

The rich and broadcast media promote atheism and evolution intensively in the media and assume that there is no God or possibility thereof. They are quite firm in their opinions throughout Hollywood and inculcate their values in the masses of the world so far as they can. Yet it is an unreasoned opinion, or at least inadequately reasoned. Theoretically, in a Multiverse God has unlimited opportunity to exist in logical structures simultaneously with evolution, predestination and salvation of the elect. However there are several issues such as moving the world to the brink of nuclear war that actually exist today that haven’t the past 30 years based in problems of wrong political morals.

Failing to have a basic national income is also a moral issue as well as an economic one. Failing to have an expedited universal health care system to serve when loopholes exclude many (such as having two places to live on private property in warn and cold climates because they can’t afford to build a home), or are elderly legal residents that didn’t qualify for social security and so forth is another moral and economic issue. Pragmatists might recognize that eliminating the extremes of poverty would be a remedy for many criminal activities motivated by dire poverty. The comfortable have several unreasoned ideas about capitalism, socialism, axiology (value theory) and political-economic philosophy and may be fast on their way to hell. Preventing the poor from being prosperous by letting them have no chips to enter prizes of their own work or construction is expensive as are the costs of prison and drug rehabilitation. Pragmatism doesn’t need to mean civil fascism as the privileged to to be motivated toward.

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Garrison Clifford Gibson

Philosophy, theology, contemporary issues including politics, economics, ecosphere, science fiction and history-these are useful things to write about that I have an interest in. I have published a few book collections-some free ebooks as well at my lulu.com/garycgibson bookpage. Usually I live in Alaska. I took an Associate degree from the University of Alaska and a Bachelors from Excelsior College in 1991.

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