Originally posted by pyrytyesWe the people are not here at the whim of the government, rather it is suppose to do our bidding. Hasn't
been that way for awhile now.
Damn straight. The problem is, too many people see government itself
as the problem, trying to live out a fantasy that if we just get rid of
it, everyone will be totally free and everything will be all hunky-dory. They fail to understand that this isn't the 1700's, there's no more
frontier, and that the world and society have become so big
and so complicated and at such a fast pace that government is an absolute necessity
in order to provide the framework for society. They deny the existence and needs of "The Commons" in favor of worshiping some concept of
individualism that really no longer exists, and probably hasn't since the late 1800's.
Rather than acknowledging this for the irrefutable fact that it is, joining in, and doing their part (those in the military services notwithstanding)
they retract from the process, and shirk their duties as members of "The Commons" because they have some nebulous fear that by doing so they
contribute to their own slavery. How many ATS members refuse to vote in any election? How many avoid paying their taxes? How many have largely
"given up" on being active citizens
, simultaneously trying to break down those of us who haven't?
Is government messed up? Sure. But this is America, where our Government is at least meant
to be for, of, and by the People.
That means, folks, that you get the government you deserve.
If you won't get involved in the process, if you see the process itself as the problem, then you don't have a moral leg to stand on when you
complain about how bad things are.
We DO have the power to hold our elected officials accountable. We just need to actually do
it instead of sitting in front of the TV, or
b&$#@ing about how bad things are on conspiracy forums.
Put down the remote, put away the six-pack and get active on the local level. Run for office. Do something other than waste all your time
or places like it. After a few years you might actually start to like
your government, because it's actually starting to work for