reply to post by XXXN3O
I have never liked or gotten along especially well with my government.
I had my 2 + 2 moment with Big Brother when I was 14 years old. There were times when Big Brother was a CIA Agent sitting across me at my own Dining
Room Table asking what's 2 + 2 in a heavy Russian accent.
Big Brother and I have issues, you definately wouldn't want to invite us both to Thanks Giving Dinner on any given year!
I think the most telling thing about Government is that when ours was formed in Constitution Hall that July they really had two choices, to ellect a
King or to ellect a President.
They opted for a President yet when it came time to vote for who the President would be they all feared that who ever it would be, might end up King
or a Dictator and corrupting the whole premise of the experiment in Government.
They all as legend claims voted for George Washington because they all felt that he was the only man who could be trusted to not abuse the office in
Now think about that, everyone in the room was a potential candidate for the job, and no one, no one there trusted themselves to be in that position
as much or more than Washignton.
It really almost is a job no one could do without being corrupted.
When you look at how huge, and how vast and how monolithic the power structure is, it would be virtually impossible for it to not corrupt a person
placed into it at it's helm.
The real leaders you describe, ones of the loftiest charachter, purpose and morals and self discipline...just don't really seem to exist in that
strata of the social-economic world called U.S. Politics.
They haven't for a very long time.
Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely all the time.
The kind of people who will encroach on your beach towell and kick sand on it.
Charles Atlas wouldn't put up with that and neither do I.