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Real Americans Don't Trust the Government
The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | July 6, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley

Posted on 07/06/2013 5:29:43 AM PDT by Moseley

"Question Authority" was a dominant political theme in the '60s and 70s We're talking about the 1760s and the 1770s, of course -- the American Revolution. Well, sure, the 1960s and the 1970s, too. But our country was founded on the idea "Question Authority" while opposing the King of England in the 1760s and 1770s.

Over this July 4th long weekend, we are called to remember how good cheeseburgers and hot dogs taste when grilled outdoors in the backyard. Oh, wait. That's not it. Don't tell me; it will come to me! Hearty cheers to the family Grill Master, always. But there is more to July 4th than potato salad, chips, and sizzling hamburgers.

The Fourth of July -- more than any other holiday -- is supposed to be a celebration. From the very first July 4th celebration in 1776, it was meant to be a party. Our Founding Fathers wanted it that way, and said so explicitly. Unlike any other holiday, it was established to be a community-wide blast celebrating America's independence and creation as a new nation.

But what is the real meaning of America? Should you love and trust your government? Should you respect our leaders? Not "do you". Should you? An enormous cultural divide has developed, from ignorance of American history, on whether it is right or wrong to trust our governments (local, state, and national) in the United States of America.

Many who imagine themselves to be conservative equate loving America with loving our government. If you love your country, you have to love and trust our government leaders, they subconsciously assume. They are offended by talk of not trusting our leaders and bureaucracies.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: angels; jamesmadison; men; trust
Newt Gingrich explained it like this: last week you thought your brother-in-law wasn't too smart. This week he gets a job working for the government. Now he is all-wise and can make decisions for everyone else in society... because he is a government employee. This author wonders: if that government employee quits his job, does he then lose intelligence and wisdom when he re-enters the private sector?

Your neighbor on one side works in the private sector. Your neighbor on the other side works for the government. The first neighbor is only a mere mortal. The other neighbor is an all-wise, perfect, noble, pure philosopher king... because he works for the government. Of course, when he quits and gets a private sector job, he will magically transform back into an ordinary human being.

The very meaning of America is that imperfect men must both be restrained from potential misdeeds by government, yet those same imperfect and untrustworthy men also populate the government. The same nature of people who make government a necessity also fills that government and makes it also dangerous and suspect itself.

Therefore, we must always suspect, distrust, supervise, and suspect government. Always. It is in the DNA of America that we tolerate a limited government because people are capable of evil. But those same fallen people (capable of evil) also work in the government and run the government. So we cannot trust the government any more than we would trust a society without a government.

1 posted on 07/06/2013 5:29:44 AM PDT by Moseley
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You can read the full article at: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/07/real_americans_dont_trust_the_government.html
2 posted on 07/06/2013 5:30:19 AM PDT by Moseley (http://www.curesocialism.com)
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3 posted on 07/06/2013 5:33:26 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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I hate all government. I resent all laws that can’t be easily traced back to the Decalogue. Too much government is vastly worse than too little.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 5:33:50 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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I put my trust in the US Citizen - even though most voted for that idiot in 2008 and 2012 — I think it was still a lower % than what is truly representative of traditional US values...the media is constantly making statements as facts without any backing or foundation and create an atmosphere of delusion....we’ll see in 2014 what happens...


5 posted on 07/06/2013 5:34:02 AM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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even though most voted for that idiot in 2008 and 2012

Even many of those who voted for the other idiot seem perfectly happy building a turn-key police surveillance state. At least judging by the attitude of many on FR.

6 posted on 07/06/2013 5:40:56 AM PDT by RugerMini14
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last week you thought your brother-in-law wasn't too smart. This week he gets a job working for the government. Now he is all-wise and can make decisions for everyone else in society... because he is a government employee.

'bout sums it up.....

7 posted on 07/06/2013 5:45:31 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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Yeah - I wasn't too happy about Romney either...things have got to get back to the way it was before govt/ started injecting "the juice" and got overwhelmingly big....

8 posted on 07/06/2013 5:58:10 AM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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American grand juries should begin indicting
ANY member of the US Congress involved in
RICO, Election Fraud, False Documentation,
Supporting al Qaeda, and Treason.


9 posted on 07/06/2013 6:04:27 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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American grand juries should begin indicting
ANY member of the US Congress involved in
RICO, Election Fraud, False Documentation,
Supporting al Qaeda, and Treason.


10 posted on 07/06/2013 6:04:27 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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Many who imagine themselves to be conservative equate loving America with loving our government.

In my experience I would say that Jonathon has this Bass Ackwards.

Liberals are the group that love government - especially the concept of Big Government.

At the least, most conservatives have a natural skepticism about government, especially at the federal level.
I would say that more often our views go far beyond skepticism into healthy suspicion and a total, or an almost total, lack of trust.

When I hear or read any statement from the federal government I expect it to be mostly self-serving olio of lies, half truths and mis-statements. I never expect it to be a good faith effort to tell the truth.

And the government never disappoints.

Mark Twain said it best:


11 posted on 07/06/2013 6:14:35 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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I keep hearing NSA defenders who are all for the spying because the NSA people are “good folks.”

Seriously, that term is used over and over...”good folks.”

Mark Levin’s substitute host Tom Marr even said it yesterday.

As if the Fourth Amendment has an exemption for “good folks,” and that tyranny by “good folks” is more acceptable and less ominous than regular tyranny.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 6:19:46 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (The Buck Stops Over There.)
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13 posted on 07/06/2013 6:25:50 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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14 posted on 07/06/2013 6:28:16 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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16 posted on 07/06/2013 6:30:07 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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Kinda like the “good folks” at the IRS?

If you ask me there isn’t one single person working for that criminal enterprise that is good. They are all complicit in perpetuating the theft of OUR hard earned money.

Pick a government agency and tell me one that is worth a sh!t, just one.


17 posted on 07/06/2013 6:33:49 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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18 posted on 07/06/2013 6:34:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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19 posted on 07/06/2013 6:44:34 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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Your neighbor on one side works in the private sector. Your neighbor on the other side works for the government. The first neighbor is only a mere mortal. The other neighbor is an all-wise, perfect, noble, pure philosopher king... because he works for the government. Of course, when he quits and gets a private sector job, he will magically transform back into an ordinary human being.

That must also mean that he is a totally evil, worthless, venal, ignoble agent of tyranny... because he works for the government. Of course, when he quits and gets a private sector job, he will magically transform back into an ordinary human being.

Blind hatred of government, or any other human institution, is just as wrong as blind adoration. Human beings are imperfect, whether they are in government or the private sector. While they aren't perfectly good, they generally aren't perfectly bad either. Ronald Reagan said to trust, but verify. He didn't say to hate without question.

20 posted on 07/06/2013 7:00:10 AM PDT by Route797
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We are not supposed to trust government.

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master".

George Washington

21 posted on 07/06/2013 7:05:40 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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I must be 3000% American then!

LLS


22 posted on 07/06/2013 8:03:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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23 posted on 07/06/2013 9:40:56 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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