Respect is fundamental to prosperity and happiness.
may not want to have what others have, we might not agree with what others say,
we might not think or believe what others think or believe, we might not feel
like others feel, but if we do not defend
other peoples rights to these things then we can lose our rights as well. We
must all stand against the bullies of this world. Those who would take these
rights from us are the evil ones. People should have their rights and freedoms
respected and should not cause others distress or harm.
Citizens must be able to respect:
Poverty makes people desperate
and desperate people can not afford to respect others. Their needs become so
great that they lose their respect for others. This is why charity is so
important. We need a Social Security system to support those who are having
difficulty supporting themselves. Organizations like St Vincent de Pauls and the
Red Cross help keep our society safe from the dangers that lack of respect for
Addictions - drugs and gambling are expensive needs
for those addicted and their needs become so great that they lose their ability
to respect others. A healthy society needs to eliminate Drugs and Gambling.
Making laws against drugs has only encouraged organised crime and corruption in
Corruption in Government - where laws and approvals are provided by
government to the favoured few who can gain that favour with brown paper bags of
money distorts the economy and causes unfairness and lack of competitiveness. It
also causes a violation of the principles of fairness and eventually leads
to poor economic prosperity. Organised crime depends on corruption in
government, without corruption organised crime cannot flourish. The descretion
of a public servant to do nothing can be worth a lot of money. The determination
of a public official to bully brings lack of respect for government. Restriction
of and the buying of building approvals creates a housing shortage that makes
people resort to living on the streets and being desperate and so unable to
Restrictive laws - Laws that making getting a
licence to earn an income and even drive a car difficult and expensive will cause frustration and
activities that are unlawful. Eventually people lose their respect for laws and
the country becomes ungovernable. There must be better ways of teaching young
people safe driving skills than making a mandatory 100 hours learner driving
experience. It must be made possible for young people to demonstrate that they
can drive and that they can drive safely and understand the dangers of
inattention and adventurous driving behaviours. The certification processes for
working in various industries is making getting work and changing jobs
difficult. Licences such as Taxi Licences that cost $250,000.00 each reduces the
number of taxis on the roads and drives up the costs of using those services.
This is not right or fair on the citizen. Building and development permits have
become too difficult, bureaucratic and expensive, thus there is a housing
shortage and people being forced to live on the streets.
Emotional and Physical Abuse leads to lack of
self respect, People who do not respect themselves have difficulty respecting
others. We as a society have to be proactive against abuse of others, physical
emotional and sexual abuse has to be eliminated. We have to encourage and praise
those who do well and minimize and eliminate put downs from our social
interactions. Putting others down has to be seen as anti-social and anti-respect
even if said in Jest. Bullying has to be stopped and bullying the bully is not
the answer. The principles of respect need to be taught in schools.
Justice and the law applied to the facts in our courts.
When courts fail to give people a fair hearing and cause injustice they cause
society to be weaker and the courts to lose the respect of the community. Laws
that create star chamber justice, judges that refuse to allow evidence into the
court, Police that encourage witnesses to give false evidence and the rest all
contribute to society being damaged.
economics of respect: A prosperous society is one which
works together for mutual benefit. The Economic principle is that everyone is
working to provide goods and services to others to receive money in exchange.
This is being done with fairness. Fairness is determined by a free, open and
competitive economy where those who can provide the products at the best prices have full
access to the market without impediments. The greater the good done for others
the greater is the prosperity of those who did that good.
that ensure fairness and competition in the market place are good regulations.
We need people to provide and do what they say they will provide and do. Goods
have to be fit for purpose. Competition is essential for a free and competitive
market place. Monopoly and control of a market allows companies to exploit their
fellow citizens by demanding and getting a price that exceeds that which a fair
and free market place would deliver to the consumer. Monopoly is able to cheat
and get away with it. We elect our politicians to ensure the market place works
with fairness. We elect them to make laws that enforce that fairness. When
they fail in this task they should not get out vote.
Regulations must provide a remedy. We have a legal system that allows, or should allow, those who
have been violated - cheated to get a remedy. To regulate and delegate a power to people without a defined remedy allows those
with power to exploit, to abuse and to be tyrants to others.
Regulations must also provide for rules of engagement. See what happens when there are no
rules of engagement and no remedy provided to those who are ruled by others with
the power of regulation. The
Stanford Prison Experiment on YouTube.
Our laws are full of violations of the principles of respect.
The Mental Health Act fails this test
because it allows Psychiatrists to make a diagnosis and accepts that diagnosis
as unquestionable fact. There are no remedy against the Psychiatrists'
diagnosis, it is not testable or appealable. This is the failure in this Act.
The Act creates a star chamber. Psychiatrists are then allowed to use Involuntary
Treatment Orders to violate all aspects of respect. They can and do have Police
search their victim's home for guns and drugs, They forcibly detain a person
against their will without trial and lock them up in a mental home. They force upon
the person drugs that torture and totally debilitate and kill brain cells and control the
person. They then begin a campaign against the person's belief system and set
out to indoctrinate the person to make that person believe what they think
he/she should believe.
The Animal Care and Protection
Act is also flawed in that it gives power to the RSPCA
to implement the Act, but the RSPCA have their own policies as a separate organization
and value their own policies above those defined by the Act. Thus RSPCA Officers,
using powers granted in the Animal Care and Protection Act, go into people's places, their farms etc and bully and impose unrealistic
demands such as changing the sitting Turkey's nesting material every day
(causing the turkey to leave her nest). People have their pets taken because in
the opinion of the RSPCA Officer they have too many. We may not want so many
pets, but provided their pets are not interfering with other people, we should defend
their rights to have them.
Councils have made regulations that remove people's
freedoms. Getting approval to make modifications
to your own home is repugnant and a clear lack of respect. Making regulations
that limit how many animals, pets, chickens etc that a person can have is
anti-competitive and anti-respect. Putting farmers out of business by
taking their animals off them is against the national interest.
that cause unfairness. Regulations
that add barriers to entry for others in the market place are bad regulations.
Centralised purchasing policies, Period contract purchasing policies, Policies
that favour big companies over smaller companies. Laws that allow exploitation
to go unpunished. Government purchasing policy that adds up all the requirements of
all the Departments and then puts the requirements out to tender discriminates
against the smaller companies in the market place. The only companies big enough
to do the business are multi-nationals so this type of purchasing policy is traitorous
towards our own home grown industries.
A legal system that is too complicated and expensive and that
has too many rules and procedures that make it too difficult for the self represented.
Try to get a remedy and the lawyer will ask you to deposit $50,000 or $150,000
into his trust fund to cover his costs. The personal Injuries procedures are so
complicated and fraught with problems that it has become unaffordable to get
compensation for injuries deliberately inflicted by others. The Judges have made
the paper work for legal procedures so rigid that failure to obey the procedures
can lead to your case being dismissed. This is clearly wrong. Courts should be
about having the law applied to the facts. Getting this to happen is like
walking a mine field. For a start getting the facts together and organised with
proof can be very difficult and onerous. Having witnesses come forward is rare
as most people do not want to be involved, but, will comply with Police
requests. Defence against Police brought cases leaves the defendant at a
significant disadvantage and when Police are selective in the evidence they
bring forward (cheat) because they want to win it is even more difficult.
is absolutely essential for Economic prosperity and
personal happiness. People have things: property, their body, their feelings,
their thoughts and ideas - Respecting people means that the things people have
are not harmed or stolen. Those who deliberately or negligently harm others
should cary the responsibility of remedying that harm.
is essential for healthy relationships. Relationships