Skip to comments.The purpose of government
Posted on 02/20/2014 2:53:05 PM PST by djf
Everyone these days seems to agree on one thing. And it is odd that they agree on one thing and ONLY one thing.
But if you look at perceptions of government, it is easy to see why.
People agree government has failed. American government has failed.
Oddly enough, if you look at those perceptions, you have to conclude that government has, according to the people's expectations, been wildly successful!
So what are those expectations?
1) To give out free money and stuff. 2) To compel some other group to do something 3) To recognize and agree there is this special group of people who are being inhumanly discriminated against, and to protect and buffer that group.
Now if you look at these expectations, can anyone say the government has failed? It doles out all sorts of financial aid and special benefits packages, so number 1 seems to be covered.
It is always dragging people into court or making rules to make them do something that another group wants them to do! Soon, THERE WILL BE NO WOOD STOVES BECAUSE OF THE ECO-FANATICS!
Over and over it takes the side of minorities who raise a stink, like gays, ethnic groups that live in certain regions, whoever. If you can clearly describe your special group, you can get action rolling to get special protections.
Does it seem to anyone that the above items are really part of the "general welfare"? Or even have a direct effect on "interstate commerce"?
Just listen to the politicians as they run. Listen to the groups that support certain politicians and you will hear the same.
It's all special interest stuff.
The ONLY way we can get the country back on track is to have government work on WHAT WE CAN FIND TO AGREE ON.
If anyone wants to add or discuss this in general, I'm all ears!
I actually think that probably 98% of the citizens of the US understand the purpose of the federal government. It’s just that many of them see an economic advantage to be gained by voting Democrat.
“Courage is the foundation of all the other virtues.” I suppose that the thing to do is to teach and demand courage from our citizens. It is truly cowardly to sit and think that you shouldn’t have to work as long as some Democrat will steal money for you. It is cowardly to steal foodstamps so you can buy a fancy car. It is cowardly to claim to be disabled when you aren’t. It is cowardly to work for an organization and then steal from it. Honesty is based on courage. We have a nation filled with cowards.
I received another unsolicited post today from someone who thinks that cowardice is OK. He thinks that taking illegal drugs because you are too chicken to face and change your reality is just fine. Well, then stop wondering why the country is having such problems. We know it’s from drugs, but we are too chicken to even admit that. We are supposed to expect honest, brave behavior from dopers? Yeah, keep waiting for that. Let’s just ignore them. Oops! We can’t ignore their votes. We can’t ignore their cowardice in asking for money they didn’t earn. Let’s let them live the way they want, lazy and stoned, and we can just be happy to pay for their lifestyle. You want a good government? Start demanding courage.
Unless you are suggesting congress and the executive are on drugs, you are way off the mark.
Many, if not most, are still stuck in the old Dems vs. Pubbies model.
As if all the sudden Dems were erased from the world, there would be no spending, everyone would be educated and employed and happy, yada yada yada..
Personally, IMHO party politics has been one of the great destroyers of this country.
Makes people focus on their differences rather than their common needs/wants.
Turns us into EXACTLY what we are today!
We need to get the Republic back.