Re: An opportunity and a challenge

The only hope of changing the U.S. is to elect Governor Ron Paul in Texas. When the U.S. problem is fixed, Canada will then follow.
The sad reality for now is, that "moral values" has been replaced with "ethical values". These two terms are anything but synonyms. What is "moral" implies that one considers respect with God’s ways of doing things, and the changes in how Jesus operated during his life. "Ethical" is concerned more about money, and what benefits the majority of society against the minority or individuals.
My main occupation is Disability-Rights, and I’m a writer. How I got on your mailing list, I don’t know.–However, after reading your newsletter below, and I am involved with political activist groups, here is my opinion:
  • Shutdown the Federal Reserve
  • Return to the Gold standard
  • Prison or Death Penalty for every congressman and senator who has abandoned the U.S. Constitution
  • Dismantle the UN
  • War Crime Trials for 
    • The International Bankers, Zionists and the Evangelical Zionists
    • Global Pharmaceutical Boards of Directors
    • FDA, WHO, Monsanto and the Bill Gates Foundation
To me, I think this is only a beginning of how to restore the U.S. to being once again, the greatest nation on Earth. Besides putting an end to the power of money over governments, the Federal Military and private para-military organizations need to be restored. The days of abusing law-enforcement institutions for means to create public excuses for invading and destroying foreign countries, needs to end. Using wars to stimulate the economy needs to end.
The contracts Big-Pharma has with the Air-force and so-called Dept. of Bio-defense to spray the skies with laboratory-engineered diseases needs to be shutdown, and the mob-bosses put on trial for war-crimes. Point-blank!–Those pilots up there spraying the skies deserve to be shot down, and their so-called vaccines need to be destroyed.
On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 8:39 AM, John Zaugg <> wrote:

Dear fellow Americans


What if your grandchild came to you and ask: What should I do with my life?  Suppose a loved one has been watching television and is wondering what current events should tell us.  How much of a person’s personal income is justified to fund a welfare state?  What advice would you give to those who think America is headed down the wrong path?  Why are so many apprehensive about the future of our children?


Ethics are the values that guide our lives.  The question is: Are people capable of making such choices or must they live obedient to some higher calling?  Is personal judgment a vital moral character trait?  Can you define the values that guide your choices?  Or do you get by with whatever rationalization or obedience serves your purpose for the moment?  Such rationalizations and excuse making are called pragmatism.


Are the values you live by based on empirical evidence or emotional feelings?  If it’s “feelings” and “compassion” to justify serving the good of one’s neighbors, it’s called subjectivism and altruism.


Do you worship edicts handed down from above?  It’s called mysticism.


Do you excuse and advocate the use of force to compel people to act the way bureaucrats, the majority, or special interests have legislated, through the democratic process of course?


Freedom means we are each capable, and required by our nature, to manage our own lives, which requires defining the moral values essential to make a success of our lives.  Freedom requires personal judgment which requires understanding the ethics on which life sustaining choices are built.  Freedom is built on trust, respect, and self-confidence.  A free society is truly unique; it rejects treating people like obedient dolts dependent on bureaucrats, divine salvation, government bailouts, a nanny state, or truancy officers. 


I have recently read–Justice: What’s the right thing to do? –by Michael J. Sandel, who is a professor at Harvard University.  If this represents what is being taught in our schools we are, indeed, standing on the deck of a sinking ship.  Here is a professor who deliberately conceals the truth so that students (1) never learn how to build a moral compass to guide them through life and (2) are thereby brainwashed into living as obedient tax-payers funding government bailouts and handouts. 


What does America stand for?

What kind of values does becoming a responsible adult require?

Why not be the best we could be?


Do most people engage in pragmatism, subjectivism, bureaucratic mandates, and mysticism to evade personal accountability?  Can you name one value or ideal a majority of Americans share and revere?  How would you describe the course America in now taking?


To receive my newsletter–Update on ethics—fixing the sinking ship, and to join in the much needed discussion, simply respond with “sign me up” in the subject line.  Please forward this invitation to other concerned Americans for their consideration. Ethics and life are supposed to be meaningful, rewarding and inspiring–not a burden of deliberate degradation diminishing our potential and inherent rights.  Life should be a personal process of achievements and self-realization–not selfless abdication and submission of any kind.  Why not be the best we could be?


For more information visit my web site at…



John H. Zaugg

Author of — Ethics 101: Why not be the best we could be?

mobile: 514-585-6265


About Ironsides

I was born in 1951 with Arthrogryposis, developed scoliosis at ten years old, but travelled alot and worked in several countries with a religious cult. All my adult life I have had to live with others, and after three respiratory-failures I had to move into a long-term care institution.
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