It cannot continue to be acceptable to kill dogs and cats because they are unwanted. There has to be another way.
overpopulation is simply a human creation. Being that it is, humans
created the problem and must solve the problem. We have domesticated
animals for our own pleasure, so now we must take responsibility for
that and take care of them. All of them. Shelter means shelter.
Temporary and it does not mean euthanasia. There is no humane
justification for ending the life of a healthy dog or cat because they
are unwanted or old. We would never allow that for children, but we seem
to think it is acceptable for pets. It isn't. If need be, we should
restrict the right to breed until the harmony comes back in balance and
then restrict who can breed animals and what can be bred. Profit is not
an acceptable motive here.
If and when the deficit is eliminated, it has to be law that all budgets are balanced.
our personal lives, we are not allowed to continue to operate over the
acceptable credit limit we can someday pay back. Why should we allow
our government officials to operate on our behalf in exactly this
manner? We shouldn't. Credit is okay, as long as it can be reasonably
paid back over time in a reasonable manner. But, to continue to operate
in a deficit, year after year, for something like 20 or more years, is
not acceptable. Unless there is a very strong short term justification
for operating in a deficit and a clear cut plan for how it will be paid
back, a budget must be balanced. To do otherwise goes against everything
we were taught as children. Simply put, if you can't afford it, you
can't have it. We all learned that, but we elect those who don't
Prisoners have to earn their keep or they don't get to eat. Why should they get a free meal and shelter?
most of the reason they are in prison is because they did something
that is against the law and they are paying that debt. Of course, they
are also being punished for doing that, because we view punishment in
our society as the right thing to do when someone does something wrong.
As well, we hope to rehabilitate them so when they come out, after they
have "served their time" they will be productive and law abiding
citizens. However, while they are in prison, why should they get a free
ride? They should not. Just like all of us, if they want to eat and have
a roof over their head, they have to work for that, and to pay for
that. If they don't work, if they don't contribute, they should not get
any of the basics, just as we don't. In fact, they have less reason to
expect that, in that they have already harmed society in some way.
The concept that you get passed through the education system just
because there are others coming behind you needs to change. You learn,
You test. You pass. You move up. Otherwise, You repeat.
do we educate our young? Is it simply because we want them to be worthy
of contributing to the work world when they age? Maybe. But, the goal
of education should be to educate. Simply put, if you do not learn what
you are required to learn, you should not move forward. If that means
that 90% need to be held back, then hold them back and figure out why
the teaching and learning did not work. There is nothing to be gained by
treating the education system as an industry, where a certain amount
must pass and move along each year. In so doing, setting a very low
standard so that can be achieved works against the main purpose. The
goal, if there is to be one, is that every child, when the eduction is
complete, has learned as much as they need to and are capable of.
Anything less and that is the ultimate fail.
Western society has to be weaned off fossil fuels..immediately..or we are all doomed.
all know that if we really wanted to, there is an endless supply of
fossil fuels. That assumes that we can afford to pay for them (which we
cannot anymore),can accept the pollution caused by them (which we
cannot), and really need them (which we do not). So, why do we continue
on a path that has created certain doom for almost every aspect of
Western, and in the current day, Global, disaster?
The answer is simple. They are there and we are used to using them.
Change is hard. Who wants to convert to electric or other forms of clean
energy? Most say they do, but when push comes to shove they don't back
In addition, our leaders are funded in many ways by very powerful energy
and transportation companies that don't want this change or conversion
to happen. But, if we don't, there is certain economic failure to come
in the short term. The price of energy has gotten to the point that it
is destroying every part of our economy and that will only get worse.