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Where did the concept, in America, that government is good, come from?


I've been watching politics and economics for over 40 years, and both are full of lies and deceit. The founders of America created the Constitution to make sure that citizens kept a short leash on government policies. We have robbery by the government ("legal" taxes), spying of all citizens (illegal searches) robbery by seizure of funds (done by the IRS and ATF- no habeas corpus) and numerous other illegal actions by the U.S. Government. The Constitution was set up, not to protect government from citizens, but, to protect citizens from government. Why the change?

 

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    John Wilson (The Old Guard) 2 years ago

    A pretty god understanding of the things you "see"

    In the U.S. it's a "check and balance" system, so that one group of a political extreme is not capable of amassing all the power in the country.

    We seem to have lost that system to an elite group.


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    John Wilson (The Old Guard) 2 years ago

    The founders never viewed government as a "positive tool to make" change.

    Government's role was to regulate commerce and protect the citizens.

    Though government propaganda would have you believe the founders "loved" centralization of power.


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    Greg Schweizer (gregas) 2 years ago

    That's basically what I said earlier. I love living in this country and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. We aren't a perfect country but we are far ahead of anyone else as far as I am concerned. As the old saying goes, "love it or leave it". Greg


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    John Wilson (The Old Guard) 2 years ago

    The Constitution sets up the basic structure of the U.S. Government.

    The Bill of Rights was written for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties from the government.

    The governments role was never to "equalize" prosperity.

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    John Wilson (The Old Guard) 2 years ago

    Hi Greg,

    Thx for the answer.

    The real question is how do we stop the bastardization of the Constitution, which was written to stop the type of Fascist (an authoritarian and nationalistic system of government) government we have today? Cheers


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    John Wilson (The Old Guard) 2 years ago

    Thanks for your comment bradmasterOCcal,

    I appreciate you taking the time to read the hub and post a comment.

    I understand what your saying.

    Where do people get the idea that a big , bloated government is good?

    Cheers