With all the corruption in government in recent times, all the business affiliation with government, with all the money from taxes being lost in
governmental programs, one thing has become evidently clear. Government and Money is simply a deadly and vicious mixture. How so?
From 1776 until now, we have had an ever changing government, so it seems. Those initial 10 amendments have grown much larger in time. Government
power and programs have also grown in time considerably. What is also evident is with that growth a continued growth of corruption and scandal has
Where do we start? How about the trillions in tax dollars simply lost in the craziness?
"According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions," Rumsfeld admitted.
So, they simply cannot account for 2.3 trillion dollars in government military spending? That’s 8,000 dollars for every American in the country. I
just bought a used truck last week in excellent condition for just over 8,000 dollars. So that’s like saying "Sorry we just lost your truck." If
some one took my truck then just lost it, I'd be pretty pissed off, let me tell you.
Now, how could this have happened? Did we just "lose it in the mix"? Is that even acceptable? If so, why? If not, what is going to be done about
These are all questions we need to keep in mind when we read the news from day to day. The fact is they lost all that money, and nothing became of it.
Lets, for a moment, switch topics to government corruption. All the tax dollars lost to corporate interests being put first before tax payers
interests. It went from what will cost the tax payers the least, to how much can I make for my CEO buddy at Boeing. All this corruption is caused by
financial gain to be made. You get a position like this and your treated like a king to make sure these peoples corporate interests are put first.
Why is there so much money in government in the first place? Why would you rather give to government and lose 2.3 trillion in military spending, then
take the responsibility to put it where you think it should be put? Is the responsibility of handling your own money so demanding and so pressuring
that you must waver this responsibility to government to do it for you?
More importantly is why is government getting away with all of this unanswered? Its bad enough you don't feel you have the ability to handle the
money you worked for, but when the people you trust with that responsibility screw up, you leave it unchecked. How could this be happening, and how
could they be getting away with this?
The most important question though is this: What happened to us? It is after all our faults we are in this position. I don't need to tell you that
the more money we put into government, the more corruption there will be. I don't need to tell you that you are Americans, and freedom comes at a
price, which is responsibility. So what happened to us? I don't need to tell you any of this because you already know all of it. You already know
about all of the corruption, all of the missing taxes, and all of the corporate influence.
The only thing that has REALLY changed since 1776 and now, is the people who live in this country. The drive for corruption is the same. The greed is
still there. The people who want the money, and only the money, are still trying to influence government. The only difference is the people who live
So what are we to do? What can we change in the system so that it works as we want it to? Well, I figure you will be searching an awfully long time if
you are trying to find an answer to that question. Why, because the answer doesn’t exist. You can’t change the system, when it isn’t the system
at fault. People are at fault. The only way to solve the corruption of the system, is having a system of minimal function.
How can you solve the problem of money corrupting government? By taking the money out of government. It worked for the founders of this nation, why
can’t it work for us?
A couple quotes before I end this OP/ED:
“That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.”-Henry David Thoreau
To those who say Man is not capable of governing himself, and that is why we need government to govern him:
"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have
we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question." --Thomas Jefferson: 1st Inaugural, 1801.
And finally this is to those who would rather ignore the fact our government is becoming more corrupt and more forceful upon us. To those who would
rather let the government have the control and power. To those who think we should allow government to control our lives and take our property (money
and otherwise) illegally, then let this be to you:
“If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go from us in peace. We
seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” -Samuel
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