Originally posted by princeofpeace
Governments typically govern on a huge scale therefore the scope of their lies are proportionally large.
That doesn't excuse it. That puts a larger responsibility on their shoulders to hold their oath to office and represent our nation by being LEADERS.
Being the leaders of our nation means they must step up and be the upstanding citizens of our country. Being that it is the United States, with all of
our history, and what we should stand for, being that upstanding citizen means a little more effort is in order than in the average country of the
To put it simply - they miserably fail to live up to that expectation and responsibility.
In reality, this country is nothing like the fairy tale we're taught in school. It is much larger than that, and much deeper than that. That is the
trend that has been set, and that is the trend we shall remain on until the people get their heads out of their asses and do something about it.
You have to have a system where the people keep the government in line. The government aren't our rulers. We don't elect them so that they can tell
us what to do. That's like picking out your slave owner from a line of slave owners.
We elect them to represent us in the international community. We elect them to do our diplomatic work, and to keep us safe, and enforce the law that
NO ONE should be above. We elect them, in this country, to uphold our constitutional rights by upholding their constitutional oaths.
It's like if you have a little kid that you get upset with for doing something wrong. You yell at them, but you never punish them for it. So the kid
does it again, and you have the same reaction. What do you think that little kid is going to keep doing if all he gets is some yelling?
They are that little kid. They do something wrong, something in their interest, and all we do is complain and hold up some signs on a street corner,
then go back to our every day lives. They do it again, we have the same reaction. Do you think they are in the least bit intimidated by our petty
They clearly know us well, because they know they're free to do as they please, and we'll complain about it for a week, then when that weekend
comes, it's all water under the bridge because we have to go out drinking and partying, and politics, the future of our nation, and the future of our
family, our friends, and ourselves really - somehow - doesn't match the importance of such mindless activities.
So they'll keep doing what they're doing until every last inch of bargaining power and revolution power we have is gone, along with all of our
freedoms. They'll keep sending us to war, wrecking the economy, hiking up gas prices, and stealing our freedoms, because who is going to have the
time to save their nation they claim to love when that new season of American Idol comes on?