Why is it so difficult to Understand the Motivations that Drive some of the Decisions Made
by Certain Public Officials? Sometimes it Appears that Opinions on Particular Issues:
- ARE COMPLETELY MOTIVATED BY SELF -INTEREST.
- REFLECT IRRATIONAL PREJUDICES AND HATREDS.
- WANT TO CREATE AND ESTABLISH A RELIGIOUS OR
THEOCRATIC FORM OF GOVERNMENT, BINDING ON ALL
THE CONTROVERSY OVER THE ATTEMPT TO ELIMINATE
PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE TO TEST
THE REAL MOTIVATIONS BEHIND THOSE WHO EITHER SUPPORT
THE PROGRAM, OR WISH TO END IT.
PART 1.- A PRACTICAL APPROACH.
Here is a RATIONAL STEP-BY-STEP WAY TO EVALUATE PLANNED
PARENTHOOD, AS IT IS ADMINISTERED BY GOVERNMENT.
Examine and Analyze the Mission Statement.
Why was it Created?
What was the Reasoning that led to it Being
What Problems was it Meant to Address?
Was it a Moral Decision, Practical Decision, or Both,
that led to it becoming a Government Program?
Administrating the Program.
What are it's Goals or Objectives?
Do They Mirror its Mission Statement?
Are These Goals Best Served by
a Government Program?
How does the Funding Accomplish
Continuing the Program.
Has it been Effective in Accomplishing ALL, SOME,
OR NONE of its Objectives?
Should the Budget be Increased, Decreased or the
Program Eliminated Altogether? Under what Set of
Guidelines should we consider ALL OR PART OF
THE PROGRAM A SUCCESS?
What are the Consequences of Keeping or Eliminating
all or part of the Program?
THESE POINTS MUST ALSO BE CONSIDERED.
- If the GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM
ARE CONSIDERED MORALLY "GOOD", HOW WOULD THEY
BE ACHIEVED WITHOUT THE PROGRAMS EXISTENCE?
- IS DESTROYING A PROGRAM IN ITS ENTIRETY,
THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH ANY PROBLEMS
IT HAS IN BEING ADMINISTERED?
IF THERE ARE ACCUSATIONS BEING LEVELED AGAINST
THOSE RUNNING THE PROGRAM FOR VIOLATIONS OF
CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAW, WHY SHOULD ANY NEGATIVE
ACTION BE TAKEN UNTIL THE TRUTH OF THESE ASSERTIONS
IS PROPERLY INVESTIGATED?
...TO BE CONTINUED.
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