Before buying a new product, understand the cost and the seller’s terms!! Start with what you know; government does have a purpose and the present system is being dismantled.
In the simplistic form, Thomas Jefferson said, “The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.” Further, we have a democratic government or a system set up to be ‘by rule of the people.’ Democracy and Jefferson’s statement agree that social, economic and cultural policies are to be directed toward the benefit of the population. Factually, the Federal Government is the best centralized agency to gather information about the country’s collective needs.
After two-hundred-and-twenty-two years, it defies comprehension that Jefferson’s design would be so misconstrued to arrive at the current system with a senate and congress incapable of agreeing on matters of state that benefit the people. Aside from a handful, we have 100 senators and 435 members of congress prioritizing their next term in office over the country they govern.
The November vote was the last opportunity to confirm our naivety. We bought the seller’s terms believing their rephrasing was the same as the old logic and ideals we believed in. Our votes were irrelevant. ‘For the people’ ended. Our representatives now collaborate with their bosses to undo democratic government from within. They are cocky, irreverent and smug.
Our new ‘smaller government’ is ruled by a corporate oligarchy and their representatives. Buck up America! The rough ride has just begun.