reply to post by cenpuppie
You say 'we know the corruption is there, but the question is 'how deep does the rot go?'
The simple answer that's in front of everyone's face but they refuse to acknowledge it is:
The entire government system in and of itself IS THE ROT.
The state is an immoral institution as it holds a monopoly on the use and/or threat of force to get what it desires. What does it desire? Well since
the state itself doesn't objectively exists but is just a collection of individual politicians, what all individual politicians desire is just more
power and more consolidation of power in the hands of few.
This is honestly the most accurate description of government that I've found whether you look here in the US or elsewhere. Obama has proven, even
more so than Bush surprisingly, that politicians will not let things like the Constitution be any sort of check on the immorality that in inherent in
the structure of the state.
Due examples of corruption such as pointed out in the OP, it should be more obvious now than ever that we are ready to move on and leave behind this
outdated, antiquated, and simply unfair way of having a society.
I simply do not approve of the state, or any individual or group of individuals, being allowed to have such unlimited power over myself and those
around me by having a monopoly on violence. The state cannot and will not ever be fixed and work in such a way that is not corrupt because it is
rooted in corruption and immorality. It is what defines it.
People like Stefan Molyeneux, Murray Rothbard, Milton Freidman, Ayn Rand, Ron Paul, Peter Schiff, and many others, have been saying this for many
years now .(to varying degrees...some endorsed limited, smaller gov. while others want to do away with it entirely)
Government schools of course won't even let the youth know these type of ideas exist. And the mainstream media also of course just either mocks or
blacklists these libertarian, anarchist type viewpoints. (Just look at how it treated Ron Paul and his smaller government approach. They treated him
like dirt. They literally treat big government Obama as more of a god than a human being and yet Ron Paul gets exactly the opposite.)
14-6-2012 by Jedimind because: (no reason given)