Our governmental system, top to bottom, tends to reward people with pay levels, bonuses and amounts of bonuses, promotions and tenure based on how many people are subordinate in the organizational chart. [Note that by “tenure” I include, academic tenure, union-driven untouchables and civil service rules precluding termination of employment.] Several things are apparent. There … Continue reading On Downsizing Government I
Plan Backwards: We must articulate the “end state” of whatever we undertake, with the characteristics of that end state defined, in order to know whether we are “progressing” or merely moving, consuming time, energy and materials, but getting no closer to satisfactory conclusions. If we are serious about being conformed to the image of Jesus (Romans … Continue reading Plan to be like Jesus
When I was on active duty in the Air Force, we had an office called the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office. When anyone had a complaint that they were being discriminated against based on gender, or race, or whatever, that office would independently research, investigate and report findings. While a squadron commander could request an … Continue reading A Needle in a Needlestack
We hear from our politicians and media of all sorts how crucial the separation of church and state is to the very survival of our Republic. Curiously, the concern is to keep Christianity out of the state but not (a) any other religious groups or (b) keeping the state out of churches, as in The … Continue reading Separation of authority and responsibility.