posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 12:56 PM
You've probably seen me on these boards - Bernie Sanders this, Liberal ideology that, and today it's hit me that I haven't been thinking this whole
Government involvement only hurts us, the people. Supporting or being against any particular legislation means there's LAWS and RULES about how we
conduct our lives... About how we live our personal, intimate, non-intrusive lives. When we argue over abortion or drugs or marriage or any of it -
All we do is feed this beast. We allow another agency to form, we allow the government to hire more workers, to get more money, to "represent us"
even more. We pay them more taxes to represent our cause, we argue more about who the best candidate is to represent those causes... This whole
process is only stripping away freedoms left and right. It isn't partisan, we are are the losers, and there's only one winner here.
The answer is to live according to your own morals, ethics, code - Whatever, and STOP WORRYING ABOUT OTHERS.
Is public worship and statues in buildings and such really so damn important to you that we need the government to grow bigger, stronger, to represent
Is a womens health really so damn important to you, that you want more and more federal workers on the payroll to represent this specific cause?
Don't like what's on TV? Turn it off!
Don't like gays marrying? Don't be gay, and don't marry a gay!
Don't like drugs or alcohol? Don't drink, don't do drugs!...
Your life is only impacted by such things as much as you allow them to be. Let me live my life, I'll let you live yours.
Don't like the guy who's praying in public? Voice it! Sing it! I don't care - You have the freedom of speech. YOU DO NOT have the freedom to
legislate others freedoms.
And therein lies our problem - It is now seen as a "right" to legislate how others live. It is now seen as a right to prop something up, or push
something down - And every time we want to enshrine one idea, or reject another, only one group wins.
You can be accurately represented in a majority of your wants if you became active in local politics. At a local level, an individuals ideas can be
heard, voted on, etc. No growth would need to occur in these governments because the power? It's in the hands of the local people. Just ensure term
limits on the higher positions - But also make sure no position is all-ruling and authoritative in the first place... Solving issues at a local and
state level, we could have somewhat diverse policies and areas yet still function as an entire nation.
Now, obviously there's conflicting ideas that are more broad than our personal everyday lives. Our healthcare system is a joke - Some want the
government to pay for it ( via taxes ), some want free market capitalism to be the future - Guess what, that's why we have STATE and LOCAL
governments. I imagine all types of communities could exist and flourish if we adopted this mentality - Focusing on the power of individuals and
communities, while minding our own damn business ( when it comes to law implementation, that is.) is one of the only laws.
I mean look at our economic situation, how many wars we are in, how much we favor the rich and elite...
Government involvement is why such big entities in the first place - So many regulations, so many rules, so much restriction that only very specific
people can thrive in this economic environment.Big government is also why wars continue - I mean we are literally killing ourselves by feeding this
I say cut out the infection. Get rid of the rot, clean out the wound.
Let me know what you think - I've been on different sides of different arguments but this is where I end up.
I hope everyone is enjoying/will enjoy their weekend! Thanks for reading!