Originally posted by Vidpci
I'm curious, if Government is the leading cause of unnatural death, why do we as a society cling to it? It's obviously a failed aspect of society
that does nothing but put the most corrupt criminals in power. Isn't it time we start looking for alternate solutions?
Because normally, large groups of people want to have the rule of law.
Anarchy rarely works for anything above a small group of people. When you have large populations, you need law enforcement and other public services.
Most of those are provided by a government.
The other reason for a government is to have representation for your country that you live in on a international level.
The US formed it's government over 200 years ago with the idea that those who would govern us would be those that we pick or decide on. That the
offices that they hold are public servant offices. They serve the people, and not the other way around.
Not a bad idea, and I believe it worked quite well for a long time here in our country. But then the older our country got, expanding it borders,
cities growing and of course the population itself getting bigger, allowed for the government to get bigger.
Leading us up to today in which your average citizen of the US if you pulled them off the street and asked them, they would tell you that the
government tells them what to do, and that the population should serve the government.
That is of course a complete 180 from what our founding fathers wanted, but that is basically how the government works now.
I think our government could use a big reform. A PEACEFUL reform.
However, if you look at the amount of money that leaders make as a salary and the benefits that they get both during their time in office and
especially afterwards, I don't know if we'll ever be able to do that.
I firmly believe that if our country's leaders had their salaries stripped down and capped, and multitude of the benefits that they get removed, and
then give them the same retirement plan as say our military (it's really stupid.....a enlisted veteran of our military gets paid a very small sum of
money compared to our leaders, and actually put their lives in harms way, and if they make it to 20 years, get half that pay that they were making
when they retire......where as our politicians make an OBSCENE amount of money, even when they leave office).
In other words: remove the power. Remove the attraction of all that money. Make them what they are suppose to be:
A Public Servant.