Big Pimpin wrote:I think the biggest problem I have is a general distrust of the government. I think that most of the time they're part of the problem, and it therefore makes it tough to rely on them to find the solution and rectify the problem.
Maybe you should come and live down here. Australia's government have had so many helpful schemes going on I've been very impressed. And until this year they've been doing all their helpful stuff AND running with a large surplus. Until they got voted out in '07 this was a right wing govt. doing this (your favourite
). They seem to understand that govt. is there to serve/help you, not rule, which is fantastic.
Curtis Pride wrote:For the record. Roles of the government as put forth by the Constitution: Courts. Army.
That's about it. Everything else (social security, medicare, DEA, Welfare, schools) has been jammed in by lawmakers trying to buy votes.
Don't you think that is just a little backward thinking?
Why stop at going back that far? How about the serf/feudal system of the 1300s? They really knew how to make relevant, modern laws back then.