"A long time as passed since “We The People” decided to hand over our collective credit card to the United States Government to be used to recklessly create and accumulate debts for goods and services far beyond our credit limit and ability to repay. Sadly, we continue to allow such behaviors despite knowing that the government’s objective is to protect its own power base (including the power of special interest that fill their coffers with gold, frankincense, and myrrh) and it ongoing quest to proliferate its size." ~~~~
We just can't stop ourselves from handing over our power to the government.
arriving with little more than a dream
and soon living well, having bootstrapped a successful small business
The candidates are approved before the anyone votes, so this is quite a silly and contradictory argument to make.View Post
An oligarchical constitutionally limited democratic republic.
It is a system where a large portion of the citizen voters are so lazy in their exercise of voter franchise that they allow the elite, through their use of money, to decide that a narrow field of approved candidates shall rule.
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
We are a Republic
~Following My Own Flow~
In effect, we have ignorantly acquiesced to an oligarchy. But we do retain the power to dislodge it, through the mechanism of the legal structure of our democratic republic. It would take a lot of work, and we would have to convince a majority that it was necessary and worthwhile, but the power is legally available. In the absence of this effort, we have the rulers we deserve.
You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow