published: Friday, November 16, 2012
Bad actions were not legally criminal
There is one concept that appeared during the presidential campaign that calls for comment: The TV ad paid by Mr. Peterffy, who fled a "socialist" government.
Mr. Peterffy may need to research the concept of socialism. He did not escape a socialist government. He escaped a communist dictator government. The name does not identify a government; policy and actions identify government.
Of course, he may disapprove of the "socialist" elements, as this is his constitutional right to do. However, those "socialist" elements are integral parts of this great country. He hasn't given up his social security nor his IRS checks; he is a little ill now, but I doubt he will refuse Medicare when he is really sick. Without a car, he may use the public transportation available to him. He may not like to fly, but if he does, he'll fly on the safest planes in the world. And feel safe because of his U.S. citizenship.
There is no bureaucracy in government, a lot of red tape, but as a small business entrepreneur, he should realize that many of the disastrous events of the last 12 years resulted from his big business associates who influenced government to eliminate the rules and regulations that allowed those associates to create the most horrific catastrophe since the Great Depression. Those unholy mortgages and ("un" criminal) actions drastically affected 100 million middle class citizens who were working people trying to survive the crisis created by his associates. Those associates made billions because their actions were not legally criminal.
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