posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 11:15 PM
Originally posted by esteay812
Would a smaller government really help? I know that a smaller government would be good in the sense that less spending would take place, because
there would be less government entities to take up the cash. Would this be enough to re-gain the trust of the American people and the citizens of the
countries who trade with the USA?
I think it would. If our current government were scaled back considerably, it would help a lot. Not to mention it would satisfy a good sized chunk of
the country. Of course even then the liars and thieves would have to be weeded out and replaced with people who weren't in the pockets of
corporations, but it would be a very large step in the right direction.
Whether it would be enough to re-gain the trust that has been lost is another matter. I think it would be the first step down the road to re-gaining
trust, but the government has a long way to go if they want the entire country to trust them again. They've screwed us over one too many times for us
to just forgive and forget.
Is it time to abololish the current government, write a new constitution, and accept the changes that would come with the new
I'd like to say yes, but I can't honestly say it. Our Constitution works, when our "leaders" aren't ignoring it or calling it just a piece of
paper, and I'm not sure there are any improvements that could be made with a re-write that couldn't just as easily be accomplished with an
If a OWG was overseen properly and put into place truly by the people and designed for the people could it be the answer for the current
problems we are in?
Is it time to say good-bye to our dated ways and policies and embrace a OWG and the progress it would bring?
Absolutely not. There's no way that one government for the entire planet could ever work and be a good thing. The cultures and circumstances in each
country vary so much that trying to impose one set of rules for every living human being just wouldn't work.
For example, some countries don't permit women to do anything besides be alive, let alone allow them to speak their minds, so whose laws would we
stick with? Laws like they have that would require me to sit down, shut up, and hope I'm never raped since it will be my fault? Or laws like we have
here that allow me to speak my mind, do pretty much whatever I want within reason, and protect me or at least permit me some recourse should some
neanderthal decide he wants something I won't willingly give him?
Then there are a whole host of other issues where countries around the world disagree, how do we decide whose laws we keep and whose we toss out? Who
gets to make that decision? How is that person or group of people chosen? What happens to people in countries whose laws are tossed? Will they riot?
Will there be unnecessary deaths caused by everything suddenly getting turned upside down?
It would just be a big old mess, and there's no way anyone would be prepared to deal with the aftermath.