posted on May, 24 2011 @ 08:10 PM
reply to post by laiguana
I don't agree necessarily, but I believe Thomas Paine felt the same way at one point.
until an independence is declared, the Continent will feel itself like a man who continues putting off some unpleasant business from day to day,
yet knows it must be done, hates to set about it, wishes it over, and is continually haunted with the thoughts of its necessity.
His words sound as if they reflect the state of affairs today, insofar as peoples general displeasure with our "leaders." But to address the OP I
think much of that displeasure is caused by our own apathy in regards to being proactive in our own government.
We fail ourselves most of the time because many just don't want to do anything that would get in the way of less important interests. Say for
instance, you really want to play that new video game because it's really fun. You may know a particular bill or law is being voted on that you
disagree with, most of the time that person isn't going to put down the controller to go and vote or have their voice heard. Even if they
don't believe in the law, and know it may effect them at some point. The video game has more appeal.
Mind you, video games are just an example.
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