Originally posted by jimmyx
reply to post by SonOfTheLawOfOne
ok...mr. revolution...maybe you can go into some detail of what a different government you would set up, to adaquately govern over 300 million people
of all classes, ethnicities, religions, geographical locations, ages,
that would be better than what we have today?
Your condescension is not well-received.
First of all, I never said we must start a revolution, only that it's the natural progression of what people do when they realize that they are being
ruled and have the choice not to be.
And I'm not saying our current system of government isn't adequate either, but it does need some changes. At one point, our government was perfectly
fine, but it became corrupt. For you to deny that would be ridiculous.
The classes, ethnicities, religions, geography, ages, etc... have not changed, only the numbers have.
The Constitution wasn't written by idiots like we have today, these were men who weren't distracted by television, media, electronics, the internet
or anything the likes we have today, and devoted almost all of their time to THINKING about the same types of problems we have today, such as greed,
fiscal management, the rule of law, religion, philosophy and most importantly, the people. Granted, it was a smaller place back then, but they had
gone through their fair share of the same problems in England before coming here. What they came up with for our Constitution, Bill of Rights and
Declaration of Independence was deliberated and contested over and over again before being settled on. You have to give them the credit they earned.
It worked just fine for everyone until the banks came along and crept into every facet of our everyday lives. There is plenty of history to show where
and when the influence began, and it climaxed with the conglomeration of power by the banks and the taking over of the money supply with the Federal
Reserve. If you haven't already, you should take the time to read the book "The Creature From Jekyll Island" if you want to know the real history
of how it all began.
That's why if you read my previous posts, I suggest we put the printing of money back into the hands of Congress, because the people govern Congress
and not the Fed, who has it's board members appointed for FOURTEEN years. Once it's governed by Congress, that means the people have a say on WHO it
is that deals with our money, which they can't do currently. Once they have the power to print money, and we have the power to throw people out of
office if they don't handle it correctly, the machine will start to break down.
The next step is to get petitions signed by millions of people that remove the insane privileges they have granted themselves WITHOUT ever being
questioned, and knock them back to being public servants. Remove the influence of money from politics by making lobbying illegal. Now you've stripped
corporate power from influencing law in Washington and laws can be written to protect people again, instead of corporations and the rich.
It's a start... and I don't claim to have all of the answers, or even the right ones, but I do know that the above mentioned things are major
problems that need to be solved first. Everything else in our government can probably be left to its own demise once those things are changed because
the agencies that exist only to spend money won't have that ability if the People have a say in it.
But what do I know....