Originally posted by Pryde87
How about providing you with a road you can drive on, or supplying you with an affordable food supply, or organising your healthcare when you need
Roads. They provide some money to maintain the roads -- my state of Virginia takes actual responsibility for maintenance and provides much of its own
funding. I am not 100% satisfied with my state government but there are light years of difference between Virginia and the Fed. They also take this
same fact as leverage to claim your right to travel in a vehicle is a "privilege" and other similarly fascist ideas.
Food supply -- No. Industrial companies take care of food production, processing and shipping, and government agencies only enforce regulations --
and they do it badly
to the suffering of my health. I intentionally avoid many foods because of the additives, etc. in them which are NOT
HEALTHY and SHOULD be banned. We can talk about the FDA. The FDA is often counseled by officials from the same companies producing this polluted
food, and so approve it.
Health care -- No thank you, and bug off. The government does NOT pay for my health care. I wouldn't take them up on it if they did. From the
nonsense you are posting this must blow your mind, but I can actually be healthy and survive WITHOUT gub'ment doctors in any way shape or form, and
have. As many health care professionals will tell you, and HAVE tried to tell you, the health care bill recently passed is only going to further
disrupt and weaken health care systems in the US.
Without the government you would die in a couple of weeks.
It sounds as though you are speaking from personal experience. I really pity you if you would die without government facilities. I consider that
worse than a baby on a teat, because at least a baby on a teat is natural, a grown man dependent upon his government is not, and it is shameful. I
would lead a happier life without ANY government facilities, and if there is anyone who would argue about this with me, the end of all arguments is
my ability to grow my own food, provide my own shelter, and defend my own self with a rifle. That is what this country was founded on and if you
don't understand that then you have no room to ever open your mouth to speak about politics in the first place.
The government is not perfect but its an easy scapegoat for the paranoid people here who dont appreciate their lives. Sure the government arent
angels, but they sometimes do the best for people, and by giving free vacines, they are trying to help you. If you want to believe that they have some
hidden agenda, then dont have one, you will soon regret it when you are ill.
Sure they aren't angels (major understatement here), but you love to kiss their asses anyway? This is the sentiment I'm getting. You know they
screw up -- and they screw up BIG, A LOT -- but your solution is to kiss their ass anyway. You think things are actually going to get better with
that complacent, apathetic attitude?
For what you attribute to the government, you don't seem to have a realistic understanding at all. This is not a Nanny State where the government
takes full responsibility for your life and well-being and food and everything else. In the US, all our government was created to do, was
free commerce. In most cases this is STILL all they do, though the regulations are obviously eaten through with corruption and
cronyism, and they are constantly trying to assume direct control of more and more features of our previously free society. The government doesn't
make your food, THANK GOD.
I have to ask, are you even an American? Were you born and raised in this country? Did you have American history classes in school? Because if so
it seems like you have retained none of it. When people say this is a "free country," do you understand the history and ideas behind that?