E-Mail Editorials 2023






Previous Weekly Editorials

 These short, weekly editorials have been going out to my private list of 300 +/- readers for over 10 years. If you would like to be included please email: cklein@chuckkleinauthor.com

Subject: Systemic
Date Sent: 31 Jan 2023
How did we get to the point that 5 Black LEOs beat a Black traffic violator to death? It surely isn’t racism as the media and progressives have championed when white cops were involved. Is the problem systemic? Of course … systemic liberalism - the failure to educate parents to teach their children not to violate the law. This unintentional and unacknowledged mindset begot a systemic conspiracy of media and the education systems that created today’s generation of criminal attitudes. 
It started 40-50 years ago with the concept that police department staffs should be made up to equal the community they serve. To do this required lowering the standards. Rather than focus on interviews, physical, mental and background tests, recruits were selected based on unofficial quotas to be sure the department had proportional representatives of short, tall, over-weight, young, old, Black, Hispanic LGBT, women…. 
Do we need change? Yes: 1) Accept only recruits who successfully pass common-sense based written exams, subjective oral assessments and rigorous physical agility/strength tests. 2) Disqualification for any drug/criminal history. 3) The elimination of quotas. 4) Require college degrees to include courses on ethics and morals based on the ideals of law & order. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Jury Trials
Date Sent: 24 Jan 2023
Trial by jury is guaranteed by two Amendments to the Constitution, but doesn't cover all contingencies.
AMENDMENT VI: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury....” (Exceptions include cases of impeachment and SCOTUS rulings covering most juvenile matters and petty offenses/infractions).
A crime is any act for which there is a statute prohibiting it AND a punishment for violating it. After being charged with a crime, the accused is entitled to a speedy (without unreasonable delay, as defined by statute) and a public trial (no trial can be held in secret). Without these safeguards, one could be deprived of liberty while being held for extended periods of time and without ever going to trial. 
AMENDMENT VII: “In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved…,”
Though the right to a jury trial for civil suits is guaranteed, it does not include suits in equity, divorce, trust enforcement, suits for injunction, accounting, contract enforcement and other matters. In other words, unless the civil suit is for $20 or more, a jury trial is not guaranteed.  
Chuck Klein
Subject: Nationalism
Date Sent: 17 Jan 2023
In 1948 the voting Arab population of Israel was 0.0%. Progressive/liberal doctrine has led to today’s 20%. At this rate Arabs voters will eventually control the Jewish State of Israel. The times they have ‘a changed. The new head of the Israeli Ministry of Police, Itamar Ben-Gvir, stated he hopes “…to make Israelis safer by deporting people who he believes undermine the Jewish state [Arabs]; executing terrorists and giving immunity to members of Israeli forces who kill Arabs seen holding stones or Molotov cocktails, even before they throw them.” (WSJ 11-25-22)  
In America, the progressive/liberal doctrine has been working to give the vote to felons, illegal immigrants, non-citizens and persons without ID. In addition, they have promoted anti-nationalism by encouraging citizens from enemy states to infiltrate our colleges and businesses. 
Perhaps, we might best follow Israel’s lead in protecting our national identity - our purpose for being and standard of living - by endorsing leaders with a MAGA-style agenda who put America First and subscribe to deporting illegal aliens, executing terrorists and unhandcuffing police. Failure to do so, we could be witnessing the fall of America. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Greater Threat
Date Sent: 10 Jan 2023
Which is a greater threat to Democracy: 
a) A voter-defeated President who does not condemn rioting, insurrection or lawlessness in any form and tries to circumvent the Constitution? 
b) A call for impeachment of a duly elected president beginning before he takes office and continuing for six years all the while conducting numerous and unrelenting fishing-expeditions under the power of political committees and attorney’s general?
c) A state/city that subjectively decides who is fit/unfit to walk the streets. It sounds good, to get the “mentally unfit” into “treatment centers” … until they begin incarcerating anyone who doesn’t fit their political ideology – tomorrow gun owners, then non-Democrats, then….  NYC: “…ongoing push for involuntary hospitalizations….” CA: “…a law to make it easier to force treatment on people with certain mental illnesses.” (NYT on-line 7:03am 21 Dec 2022)? 
d) An education system perpetuating liberalism that results in main-stream and social media bias? 
e) Executive orders that skirt Congress to forgive college loans, fund union bailouts, ignore illegal immigration?
f) A nation that doesn’t require ID and citizenship as a prerequisite to voting? 
There is no single greater threat … they’re each a greater threat. 
Chuck Klein, author
Subject: Progression?
Date Sent: 3 Jan 2023
We have progressed from 1890 corsets to 1920 flappers to 1940 bikinis to 1950 topless to 1960 full-frontal to 1970 pink. From “No one knows what goes on behind closed doors” to everyone sees what goes on to public schools teaching what goes on. From G-d commanding thou shall not … to anything goes.
Former Cincinnati Enquirer editor, Peter Bronson, makes the convincing case in his recent book, “Not in Our Town,” that America’s progressive direction is the root cause of the proliferation of moral degradation. The outrage of how the media supported pornographic movies, books, magazines and illicit material that negatively impacted adults and children by claiming First Amendment rights is most evident. The heavily-researched and well-written book masterfully uses G-rated language and images to portray XXX-rated material.
Fundamental Traditional Values now means: Fundamental, such as politeness and manners are no longer basic. Traditional, has come to mean modern, what’s okay today will be tomorrow’s custom. Values are subjective. In other words, moral digression has proliferated via the path of liberal print, broadcast and social media creating an America that has lower principles and Judeo-Christian standards than Russia. 
Chuck Klein, author