Skip to comments.CARSON: When servants behave as rulers
Posted on 08/21/2013 9:54:08 AM PDT by jazusamo
With its Obamacare exemption, Congress has traded service for privilege
The Founders of our nation toiled long and hard to establish a government that was representative of the people. They actually designed a reasonably effective system, but over the years, significant metamorphosis has occurred, producing something that is quite dissimilar from their original intent.
There were not a lot of perks for early congressional representatives, and the pay was quite meager. People willing to take on such responsibilities were unlikely to be desirous of perpetual re-election. In many ways, this was a good thing frequent replacement of representatives increased the likelihood that they would have their finger on the pulse of the communities they represented.
Our Founders also saw no reason for a gigantic central government, because they felt that the states would be much more in tune with the needs of their constituents and be able to provide appropriate legislation to facilitate local and national goals. They felt that the purpose of the government was to protect the people from foreign and hostile domestic forces, to protect their property and to enable their pursuit of happiness. Obviously, there were some other purposes, like facilitating transportation and containing disease, but the point is, limited federal government was desirable, as was maximum freedom for the people.
One of the prime advantages of a small central government was that it would only require a small amount of tax revenue to sustain itself. The Founders knew from studying past civilizations that the nations resources would either belong to the people or to the government, and they preferred the former. Our Founders as well as many of our revered social commentators have had some interesting things to say about our government and the legislative process:
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Nothing ticks me off more than hearing some lifer in politcial office or head of a government bureacracy being fawned over for their years of sacrifice as a public servant. Now we have schools being named after retired public school superintendents. All these people, particularly those in charge of governemnt schools, are overpaid, and almost every politician retires as a millionaire with benefits that we peons can only dream of.
The Clintons represent the worst of this. They are treated like royalty instead of being snubbed as the money-grubbing, crooked, pretentious weasels that they are.
Is that handsome man him or you, jazusamo?
In any case, even if it’s not Dr. Carson, I like him a lot and I wish he’d consider entering politics. He has the intellectual foundation and the guts to do it, I believe.
I hear you...The Clinton’s, as you say, are a prime example but I’d guess the Obama’s won’t take a back seat to them, look at the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars they’ve spent already on themselves.
LOL! That’s Dr. Carson; I’m old, ugly and white. :-)
True. The Clintons and the Obamas seem to be in a race to see how much of other people’s money they can accumulate and spend.
I would vote for him even if he weren’t handsome...and I’d vote for you, too, based on your opinions!
Gotta watch the movie about this guy when I get home tonight.
It’s free on Youtube.
i have often said we need people to act nobly and behave humbly, instead of the behaving nobly and acting humbly...
where is our reset button.
“”Thats Dr. Carson””
Is it an old picture? He looks so much older when he’s on TV giving a speech or being interviewed...
I’m pretty sure it’s an older pic, it’s the pic The Washington Times put up when they started running his weekly column.
I would vote for Ben Carson in a heartbeat. Another freeper stated that he wouldn’t vote for him because President of the United States isn’t a “learn while you work” position. Then how did Obama get in there, then?
My dream ticket for 2016? Cruz/Carlson or vice-versa.
I’m interested to see what Dr. Carson is going to do, am not too sure he want’s to get into a high office.
This man never misses, does he? Brilliant and succinct.
Thanks for the flag.
I live in Maryland, and I am praying that he runs for governor here.
You know, Dr. Carson would look good in a cabinet position under the next GOP president.
I think running for governor would be the right thing for him to do if he’s interested. I believe he’d be very good for Maryland.
I believe he’s qualified for a cabinet position with his background, he’d be a much better one than any in Obummer’s cabinet.
Maryland has needed a change in management for a while.
Except that Obama neither learns not works.
Thank you for the ping.
Boy, do I wish we could go back to the days when service in elected office was a duty, not an opportunity for personal gain.
No one represents us anymore.
Something tells me that the good doctor’s “learn will you work” would prove much more beneficial for this nation, than the community organizer we have in their now.
Well said, at least very few represent us.