When conservatives talk about a culture of responsibility, we‚Äôre not just talking about the personal responsibility of the individual in trouble. We‚Äôre talking about the personal responsibility of the rest of us toward that individual.
President Obama‚Äôs Pentagon recently released a statement threatening military personnel: ‚ÄúReligious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense ‚Ä¶ Court Martials and nonjudicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis.‚ÄĚ
Some have been so bold as to call the¬†thing¬†‚Äúhuman‚ÄĚ after as few as two months; some go so far as to confer human status after as few as 28 days of gestation; and still others (mostly those conservative Christian types) consider ‚Äúit‚ÄĚ¬†human¬†upon conception.
More recently he proposed an ill-conceived soda ban. I criticized his maniacal attempt to force New Yorkers to eat right a few weeks ago. Although his goal for better health among the urban poor is a pandemic issue in every US City; his solutions will hurt minority businesses, increase government expenditures, along with many other intrusions into personal freedoms. Surprisingly, in this article, I am highlighting one of Bloomberg‚Äôs better, less invasive policy concepts. Let me explain!
Etihad is the sole airline who offers a direct route between the U.S. and Abu Dhabi International. Yet a host of American carriers, including United Airlines and Delta, fly direct from the U.S. to the UAE's most popular airport, Dubai International. (In fact, Dubai International is rated the tenth-busiest airport in the world, according to data from the Airports Council International, while Abu Dhabi does not even register in the most-trafficked index.)