"Wow, on ATS? Really? This guy must be crazy or I am reading that wrong." No sir, you are not reading that wrong. There, I said it. I am thankful
for my government.
But here's the best part and why my opinion is relevant to the population here at ATS: I have real
reasons as to why I
feel such a way towards what many here on Above Top Secret would call, our number one (or two) enemy.
I'm not trying to create controversy in an environment where such support for our leaders is frowned upon, but merely stating why I am thankful for
my Government, and perhaps why you should be thankful for yours too. Do I feel this way because I am blind, refuse to do what this website's popular
motto suggests, or am a tool/disinfo agent? I assure you not, as I examples can explain how the Government has benefited me and the people of my
nation, whereas we would be a structureless, chaotic society without it.
Am I about to dismiss the fact that there is
corruption within our systems, and greed is unfortunately the main driving force behind some
decisions? No, but that is why there are 514,000 other threads on ATS. So if you are going to complain and flame at me, please make it a private U2U,
or go join the vast array of other anti-government and anti-leader discussions here.
What I've learned from life so far, is that it is not all about me, nor is it just about my family, nor is it just about my loved ones. Life is about
the lives of everyone around you, and for me, that means my nation. It's about sincerely caring and doing what you can for society in a positive,
benevolent manner. I have come to have an appreciation for taxes.
(Albeit my human nature would still like to be able to keep the money for
myself of course). Taxes is what uphold the social structure of benevolence for our society, and what forces, what would otherwise be selfish human
nature, to contribute to society what we can to help others. Without taxes, our care would be simply limited to the ones we deem "good enough" to be
cared for and only contribute to them whereas taxes ensure that there is a much larger pool of resources available for distribution on a national
Maybe this all sounds like propaganda to you, but I would like to share a short list of some of the things the Government has done for me and maybe
you would like to share some too?
-My Government has kept me safe on several occasions, including the destruction of a recent plot of some people that were going to come shoot up and
kill people at my University.
-Thanks to my Government, my uncle has been able to successfully battle cancer twice at no financial cost to him, all-the-while supporting his family
while their father could not work.
-Because of my Government, I am able to get financial assistance to go to school to earn a higher education without having to worry about working
while at school, thus being able to devote my time to studying as the loan only has to be paid off once I get my degree.
-Because of said above point, many students can take advantage of this, go to school, and get a good education whereas they wouldn't otherwise be
able to. One student going to school will, in the long run, benefit more people than just him/her self.
-My Government has ensured that there is proper transportation infrastructure so I can go home and see my parents every weekend, and they upkeep the
infrastructure to ensure that my travels, along with the travels of millions of others, is kept as safe as engineerically possible.
-The Government has help protected the cities and towns in my area time and time again during terrible floods and other natural disasters by utilizing
the Military to help battle these circumstances, assisting people in protecting their way of life.
-The Government has ensured my safety by instilling proper building permits so that I can be sure when I enter a building, it is properly constructed
and it won't fall down on me. (Sounds silly, but in essence, it doesn't hurt to be thankful for the small things).
-My Government has put in place laws and guidelines that every Canadian must abide by to protect the rights of each and every one of us, ensure
freedom, and allow us to do what we need and want to do, so as long as it doesn't harm others. Without this, we would be a selfish, destructive
-The Government has ensured that every Canadian that walks out there on the street has the right to do what they need to, without hindrance from
others. If there is, the party that has infiltrated someone else's life in a negative aspect will be dealt with accordingly, attempting to help
return that person to a positive, contributing member of society.
For me, Christmas time isn't just a religious event, or time together with family, but also another great opportunity to be thankful for all the good
that has happened to me and those around me (as should every day). The Government, to me, is the single largest structure that prevents selfish human
nature from seeping through into every part of society, wrecking countless lives as we all work for ourselves.
Is there corruption and wrong doing in Government? Yes, of course! But it seems to me that we always bring up the bad and never the good. So, in
saying that, in the spirit of Christmas, can we try and be thankful for things around us? If you can't see anything good about your particular
government, then I understand. But at the very least, I think we should be thankful for many things that we have in our lives. If your reading this,
you can at least be thankful you have the Internet
If you read all this, then good for you. Like I said in the beginning, its my own feelings, but sometimes I think that we like to dwarf the positive
aspects of the Government with the negative ones. I don't think this is always right. Do we ignore the wrong? No, but in the same aspect, we
shouldn't ignore the right either.
Thanks for reading and Merry Christmas (or whatever politically correct term you wish to hear that won't offend you) and have a great, new year!
Let's hope for the best!