posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 03:13 PM
reply to post by muzzleflash
If a republic stuck to its true values, there would be nothing worth paying government off for. These recent bailouts, welfare, etc. they are not a
thing of republics. The idea of a republic is to find the balance between keeping law and order, and keeping government out of peoples lives, for
better or worse.
That would mean no bailouts, no welfare, etc. etc.
The more money involved in government, the more reason there is to corrupt government. When you give government the power to do so much, you give
reason for evil people to corrupt it for them. The centralization of power, in any organization, is dangerous for that very reason.
In a real republic, nobody would have enough power to be worth corrupting. But when a government has trillion dollar budgets, there is money to be
made in corrupting said government.