President Obama blasted antigovernment sentiment as a path to violence. Sure Fox Nation commenters called for “violent” acts, and one Fox News pundit called for the death of President Obama. Sure the Tea Party has enraged people against the government. But isn’t that what makes America, America?
What kind of world would we live in if we walked around and said, “Yes, government.” Granted taxes are needed to pay for roads, teachers, police, and other public servants. But like in the days of Biblical times, can’t taxes be used for corrupt purposes? Funding our enemies and the enemies of Israel? Propping up the fat politicians and oil men in Mexico just to watch that country sink lower and lower. Mexico doesn’t need the United States’ help, Mexico needs us to stop funding them so the politicians can stop getting fat, and a true revolution can come to that country.
What about the government’s secret nature, or in another term; the shadow government. Documents, evidence, and people are protected from prosecution for illegal and un-Constitutional acts. Take Oliver North into consideration.
Here is just a list of things that people do not trust about the government: the intelligence apparatus, the military industrial complex (Eisenhower warned us of this), the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission, last but not least and most importantly, the government itself.
A person would be a fool to hate government based on taxes, taxes are needed, but to what extent? Should they go to pay for a $1 trillion dollar foreign empire that is breaking the bank and makes us no safer than what we were before 9/11? Or what about Congress constantly voting themselves in raises?
“What troubles me is when I hear people say that all of government is inherently bad,” Obama said after receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree. “When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that in our democracy, government is us.”
Government, he said, is the roads we drive on and the speed limits that keep us safe. It’s the men and women in the military, the inspectors in our mines, the pioneering researchers in public universities.
The financial meltdown dramatically showed the dangers of too little government, he said, “when a lack of accountability on Wall Street nearly led to the collapse of our entire economy.”
Corporatism led to the near collapse of our economy, Mr. President, not the free market. All you will bring is more corporatism. The banker “bailout fund” that you have been parading around and anyone who disagrees is a “party of no” or has no interest in preserving the American peoples trust will do nothing to stem corporatism in this country.
You, like all president’s who have inhabited the White House for the last 100 years, are corrupt as hell, Mr. President. You pay lip service to the Constitution, the American people, and to the free market. But, oh yeah, I forgot, you’re just another puppet like the rest of them.
People don’t hate government because of the taxes that go to pay for roads, Mr. President. They hate the government because of its intrusive nature. You want to investigate us, Mr. President, well, how about we investigate you? Read this definition on the word constitution. It might educate you.
A constitution is a set of rules for government—often codified as a written document—that enumerates and limits the powers and functions of a political entity. By limiting the government’s own reach, most constitutions guarantee certain rights to the people. The term constitution can be applied to any overall system of law that defines the functioning of a government, including several uncodified historical constitutions that existed before the development of modern codified constitutions.
A government that governs less, governs least. Thomas Jefferson