reply to post by The Ghost Who Walks
It's called, natural progression. And, it's the same drive that forces stock traders and corporatists to continue trying to improve their bottom line.
Mediocrity goes against our nature. We must constantly strive to do better. To improve, enhance, increase...
When you apply this logic to those in positions of power, it makes perfect sense. In the view of the role of government, they can't be satisfied just
existing. The only happiness they can muster, is in escalation.
What is, in your mind, the role of government?
Now, take those thoughts and apply them to what politicians are currently doing, in America. Do you see any of those things, being carried out?
Laws, rules and regulations do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to reduce crime!
A criminal cares not, if there are a thousand laws, or a billion! Laws only affect the moral and law-abiding. So, if you enact more and more laws, you
are ONLY performing subjugation. A form of enhancing power!
Now, have you ever heard of a law that tempers justice evenly, across the board, as well as across the aisle?
Yes, you know, the ones written a little over 200 years ago?
There was no partisan politics. They were debated, examined, abstractly applied, pondered and perhaps rewritten, but they all were for the GOOD of the
Now, for the most part, the only time a law seems to affect everyone equally, is when we actually see bi-partisanship, and we all scratch our heads
and dig a little deeper, to pay for something that no one outside of government or special interests, cares for or wants.
Anything that stands in the way of political agenda, is a threat to that agenda. And I've never...ever... seen a dog chained in the middle of a yard,
that didn't have a nice circumferential groove formed, at the very end of it's tether...
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