Remaking America by George Shollenberger, Idea XXXXXXXXVIII (A Nation Under God, XIV)
Yesterday, President Obama announced a new and brilliant way for the justice system to prevent any further crime by captured terrorists who were involved in the 9/11 NYC event. I understand that President Obama will ask Congress to make a new law to add to the body of US laws. This new law can be expected to spread throughout other nations. Based on my experience at the U.S. Department of Justice, this law will become the first law that prevents crime for the duration of life of any international criminal. The new law would raise the USA to a higher moral standard since it eliminates the use of torture.
The newest Bush administration is charged with torture to force admissions of crime so that terrorists are jailed for long periods lawfully --- essentially to throw the key away. However, the democratic jailing and subsequent correction of the terrorists would also not be effective because the causes of crimes in the U.S. government are known only statistically.
In the late 1980s and during the oldest Bush administration, I was working at the National Institute of Justice. There, I reported the origin of all crimes. But political parties do not allow the propagation of new findings of a government worker. In my report, I say that all crimes originate in man’s mind from the result of flawed symbolic languages. My report was consistent with the thoughts of Dr. Robert Heath, a Chairman at the University of Houston. The university submitted a grant application but it was not funded. After I retired, I found that Jesus Christ would have confirmed my report if he was living today. (See Mark 7:18-23) So, the U.S. government missed a big breakthrough.
Heath is a follower of the works of Kenneth Burke, even though Burke’s work on the 1930 depression was rejected by the Hoover administration. This administration made sure that Burke could not propagate his research in economics. Heath published a book on Burke entitled, ‘Realism and Relativism; A Perspective on Kenneth Burke.’ I often wonder why our governments do not use Burke’s work.
I suggest that President Obama and Congress use (1) the work of Heath and (2) Burke’s five-factor analytical method of motives in the book, "Kenneth Burke: A Grammar of Motives.’ With the Heath/Burke work, the motives of terrorists can be identified and the new crime prevention law will be a good one.
My experience in government and my research after retirement tell me that the U.S. government is not ‘forming a more perfect Union’ as the Constitution mandates.