Hospitals & Asylums    





November 2006


The US Congressional elections brought about a marvelous change in the legal system that should better uphold the system of checks and balances in regards to the influence of the White House.  The Democrats now control a majority of the Congress with 232 seats to 203 Republican seats.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is now the first female Speaker of the House and is third in line should disaster befall the President and Vice-President.  Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md) has been selected to serve as House Majority Leader.  John Boehner (R-OH) is expected to continue serving his party as Minority Leader.  In the Senate a perfect balance between Democrat and Republican formed.  48 seats are Democratic and 48 seats are Republican with 2 seats going to Democratic leaning Independents.  The Senate has not yet appreciated the beauty of this perfect balance in triumph against the tyranny of the majority and it is hoped that they will rethink their job titles to two equal Party Leaders for more Platonic governance.  Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) will lead the Democrats.  Whereas Senator Bill Frist (R-TN) is retiring from politics in 2007 a new Republican party leader must be chosen and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) is the best candidate to reflect Republican respect for equal rights and civil liberties.  We all look forward to the political agenda of 2007.   


Buy American Goods HA-1-12-06


Merchants, manufacturers and consumers must cooperate to buy and sell American products to slow the growth of the trade deficit from –$829 billion in FY 2006, to no more than $850 billion in FY 2007.  Only when US petroleum reserves and other development projects begin working can we expect the deficit to begin going down.  As a share of U.S. GDP, the trade deficit remained 6.6%.  Liberal economic theory upon which our national economy was founded is reliant upon freedom.  In review of the statistics the trade deficit is directly linked to Nixon’s war on drugs and was aggravated with the passage of every mandatory minimum sentencing law.  Congress must liberate commerce from the judiciary and should subsidize Buy American negotiations, with tax relief, to improve the trade balance without raising prices.  It is hoped that private companies will Buy American of their own accord in fulfillment of their patriotic duty to bring the trade deficit down by investing in import substitution.  Bilateral free trade agreements also have a proven track record for reducing trade deficits towards a balance closer to equality between nations.   Ultimately the trade deficit will be balanced by American respect for freedom.


Armed Forces Retirement Home HA-11-11-06


To honor America’s finest soldiers - veterans - this Chapter shall be drafted annually on 11-11, Armistice Day, until 2010 when the new law shall be ready for Congress.   The special agreement between Iraq and the United States of America regarding the Multi National Forces Mandate was distributed on 11 November 2005, Armistice Day.  On that same day Iraq Ambassador Samir Shakir Sumaidaie Permament Representative to the United Nations delivered a speech to the UN General Assembly when he explained that the Security Council must veto Chapter VII military missions in favor of the pacific settlement of disputes under Chapter VI.  Sir Richard Dannatt, the head of the British Army – America’s most important ally in Iraq - told the British press that the presence of British armed forces in Iraq “exacerbates the security problems” and that they should “get out some time soon.”  On 29 October 2006 Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and President Bush agreed to the joint goals of speeding up training of Iraqi soldiers and “handing over security responsibility to the Iraqi government.”  With economic growth at a low of 1.6% this quarter, the trade deficit above $800 billion and budget deficit at $248 billion the US military is set to foreclose on their money laundry to help the nation address its economic woes and those of Afghanistan to rekindle sustainable growth.

2006 Congressional Elections HA-7-11-06 

The USA is the best of nations and the worst of nations.  This uncontroversial duality explains the anxiety of the public and parties that agree that CHANGE is needed but are fearful of the worst that the upcoming elections have to offer on Tuesday 7 November 2006.  About 172 million Americans are so far registered to vote; 175 million registered for the 2004 presidential election. A smaller share will cast ballots, in 183,000 voting precincts.  The new HAVA of 2002 regulations regarding a voter database and government ID are now in effect.  33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate being contested as well as 36 state governorships.  The Senate is currently composed of 55 Republicans, who have been in the majority since 2003, 44 Democrats, and one Democratic-leaning Independent.  To control 51 seats, a majority in the Senate, Democrats would need a net gain of six seats.  There are 17 Democratic and 15 Republican senatorial incumbents contesting their seats.  All of the 435 seats of the House of Represenatives are up for election this year.  Republicans currently hold a 28 seat advantage, and Democrats would need to pick up 15 seats to take control of the House, which has had a Republican majority since 1995.  It remains to be seen if the Democrats will win the majority of the House and Senate. 

5th Draft of the Constitution of Hospitals & Asylums Non Governmental Economics HA-4-11-06

The fifth CHANGE is the first to incorporate a comprehensive set of economic laws in Art. 4 and history of HA in Art. 1 of the 11 Article Constitution.  This draft is most notable as the conception of Sanders’ Clause, that money spent is money earned.  The amount of money a person spends is directly related to the amount of money they earn.  Spending must not exceed earnings to maintain a balanced budget and stay out of debt.  Trust funds must be cautious of growing so fast that they do not participate in any administration. Taxes return in the form of highways, health and welfare benefits.  Bills and contributions result in improved opportunities for work.  Investment in technology improves productivity.  Money given to charity and pro-poor government leads to more happy people.  Conversely money given to pro-rich and armed governments makes people unhappy.  To keep up the appearance of timeliness firmly established in the first four draft of this Constitution the date given for this draft is 11 November, Armistice Day, although it was actually done 4 November 2006.  The teachers have been moved to the top of the email list of monthly subscribers and the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Ohio Advocates for Mental Health have been recognized.  The list of friends has been amended to reflect the new status quo of the Gross Aggregate Membership Expenditures (GAME) of Hospitals & Asylums (HA), poorer than ever.

1st Internet Governance Forum HA-1-11-06

The Internet Engineering Task Force responded to tell me to make reference to Liasion Statement [Inquiry #89845].  The primary issue introduced to the 1st Internet Governance Forum regarded the establishment of a UN Treaty Body to draft a treaty upholding the rights of Internet users and the standards of the world wide web.  Although the Galactic Network information sharing concept was conceived of in 1963 it was not until 1989 that Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web.  The government advocated at the Forum was the Internet Society (ISOC) and their two agencies the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Other organizations are contributing towards deeper understanding of the cultural and practical implications of this global and growing network such as the Internet Society (ISOC), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  It is hoped an international treaty will make free Internet research more fun and profitable.

Tony Sanders