Ive read in West Hawaii Today about the DUI-related deaths in Hawaii County that have radically increased in the past two years to 28 in 2017 and 31 in 2018. Im saddened by this increase. Unfortunately, it appears that Aliyahs Law co-authored by Prosecutor Mitch Roth and myself in 2011 and which became effective in 2012 is no longer being diligently applied. The fatality counts as indicated in the newspaper were:
WASHINGTON Soon, in a federal court that few Americans know exists, there will come a ruling on a constitutional principle that today barely exists but that could, if the judicial branch will resuscitate it, begin to rectify the imbalance between the legislative and executive branches. It is the nondelegation doctrine, which expresses John Lockes justly famous but largely ignored admonition that institutions like the U.S. Congress, vested with the power to make laws, and not to make legislators … have no power to transfer their authority of making laws, and place it in other hands. The doctrines revival might result from the Peanut Butter Criterion.
As stories go, the face-off between Jeff Bezos and David Pecker (paging Charles Dickens) has all the elements of a 21st-century battle royale between good and evil, represented by the richest man in the world, who happens to own The Washington Post, and the pied piper of sleaze, respectively.
Socialism is a boogeyman for the GOP. The trouble with socialism is simple. However, there are some good ideas that are often called socialism, as if socialism was a synonym for totalitarian, stupid or criminal, but it’s not.