Sunday, April 30, 2006

thoughts on Dominion

If you're a religious person, and you're among the subset of religious people who interpret being given "dominion over the earth" as being given license to exploit it for personal gain... then if you're given dominion over taxpayer money, itn't it likely that you'll exercise the same form of dominion there too?

what's missing is the concept of responsible stewardship.
(in a similar vein, the Crony Fairy)

I didn't know this-
Naomi Seligman Steiner, deputy director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, ...said the Justice Department typically doesn't inform people that they are targets of an investigation until just before they are indicted, and that Doolittle's reliance on the fact that he has heard nothing from federal prosecutors is "meaningless."
(from here)

And I'd missed this:
"Doolittle wraps himself in the flag as a super patriot, but he avoided military service," Holmes said. "As far as I know he got six (Vietnam) draft deferments."

(perhaps you missed it too; Googling for "doolittle deferments draft site:theunion.com" brings up nothing about it.)

2 comments:

Sadie Lou said...

How curious. Did I spark your use of the word 'dominion' or did we just post on the same thing by accident?
...and yes, I do believe we were given a responsibility, as humans, to treat the earth and our fellow inhabitants with respect and care.

Anna said...

Wow. Great minds think alike...

Actually it came to me from reading of Florida's Katherine Harris "reimbursing" Global Dominion Impact Ministries ($100, for $2800 lobbyist-paid dinner), which helped me recognize the meaning of "Dominion" in the name of John Doolittle's wife's profitable fundraising business.