"I consider myself to be a Republican, but I also want government to work for me - not against me."
THATS the problem. EVERYONE wants the government to work for THEM, to do what they want. If what they want isn't constitutional for the government to provide, $crew it, find a way to do it anyway. Which leads us to where we are today, with government doing everything for everybody. Soon, that which is not prohibited will be mandatory and everyone will hate life, and the government, and will wonder how it is things got to be so *ucked up.
The answer is everyone wants the government to work for them, when constitutionally, the government shouldn't even be collecting income taxes. Thats how far from the limited Federal government our founders envisioned, to where we are today.
You want a 21st century government? Might as well say that what you want is a socialist government. What we need is an 18th century government. The one our founders planned for us.
posted on 12/22/2006 11:20:13 AM PST
Having a government and societal structure is a good thing, so I'm not an anarchist; however, just because I want a government that works - that doesn't make me a socialist either.
Ideally, I'd love the 18th century model to prevail; however, when we elect people (who are supposed to represent us) who have no interest in solving actual problems and doing the business of government - on top of either throwing money at problems or creating new government programs - something is terribly wrong with our government.
And as a side note: if we want to stop tax collection then we'd need to repeal the 16th amendment to the constitution.
posted on 12/23/2006 9:11:31 AM PST
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