originally posted by: SantaClaus
I've not been on this site for quite a while and the facil arguments I've seen displayed don't make me regret it. Small government? This is a
talking point for the children on FOXnews. We have no option for small government anymore. We live in the 21st century and our basic groundwork is
laid out before us. Work with what you have, not the silly intangibles that you just wish for.
We could return to small government if people went out to vote in droves for small government representatives.
Governments change and evolve all the time, no reason why the US government can't change too.
Would you have thought the Soviet government could change in the 1980's? No one did, until the fall of the USSR due to overly bloated big government
that can not work with large populations.
Even China has undergone a lot of changes since the days of Mao when people thought no change could ever occur.
The US is perilously close to the old Soviet and Mao type governments with it's over the top IRS,NSA,TSA etc surveillance of all people and moving
toward punishing all who aren't towing the "liberal" line. I hear regularly Democratic party leaders calling for the "punishment" of those
who disagree with their policies.
It is only a matter of time that it will happen now that our government is no longer under the rule of law but the rule of party. The Democratic
party constantly ignores the law, breaks it (by circumventing congress and having the President rewrite laws - which is against US laws)
and does whatever it wants saying we've got the President and we can do whatever we want to the people and the government.
It might be that pure libertarianism is extreme in the other direction. But that is exactly what the US needs to return to a more sane form of
government. One that is not rule of party or a democratic dictatorship that we have now.
If the Soviets and Chinese can change their governments,
if the people of the world could undo the Roman Empire through refusing to obey;
the USA can do it too.
What we need is enough fed up people to actually vote for small government,
return to the constitution,
where the federal government's only role should be protection of the country as a whole; interstate commerce; international commerce; international
The rest needs to be returned to the states where the populations are small enough as to be manageable to govern
without resorting to what the US has become today, a democratic dictatorship
that seeks to destroy everyone that disagrees with them (not physically, yet, but ones ability to work or be accepted in the country)