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Originally posted by wutone
Originally posted by EarthCitizen07
Actually we need to INCREASE government power!
Large government power only enables the elite class to gain more control. Notice how it is the big government guys like Barney Frank who want to block any audit of the Fed.
Besides anytime there is a powerful central government, there is always a higher potential for tyranny. This can be seen in China, old Russia, Imperial Britain, hell even all the way back to the Roman Empire. In all those instances, there was an elite class who wielded total control of the public through the government.
I'm adamantly opposed to a violent revolution, but what choice would America have, or as John F Kennedy said it:
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
Originally posted by earlywatcher
reply to post by lagnar
on the "it's going to be a bumpy ride" theme, those of us at the older end of the spectrum have lost most of our retirement money. people are getting laid off right and left and not all oldsters can find work to fill in the empty spots or rebuild some of what we expected to live on. but we are still going to keep getting older and a lot of us are simply going to run out of money. what on earth are going to do with all these old people with nothing to live on? existing social security and medicare isn't going to come close to cover all these people. so while I share your concern about blowing up the entire system with an audit, i'm very much afraid its going to blow up soon anyway.
worrisome to say the least.