How did we let our government get so powerful and conniving that...

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  1. Youngcurves19 profile image61
    Youngcurves19posted 8 years ago

    How did we let our government get so powerful and conniving that...

    they would blast a hole in the moon and most of us only found out about it when it was about to happen or already happened? Who are they to make that kind of choices for everyone?

  2. pintails7886 profile image76
    pintails7886posted 8 years ago

    because the actual reason behind the second amendment is lost to Americans. The courts always debate its meaning but it says clearly why it was added. It was added so the American people could take their country back if the government began to gain too much power. Americans are cowards, oh yeah lets hold some picket signs that will get it done. You are right, it is time for Americans to take what is guaranteed us by our Constitution. The government knows if they keep us dumbed down and scared we wont be a problem. They have done an excellent job of both.

    People should not fear their government, Governments should fear their people.

    Youngcurves, do you know what the electoral college is, sorry your vote does not count. It hasn't since they got that shame put into our governmental process. It is a process that allows presidents to be selected not elected. Think I'm lieing, read about the college, and try to see if it even remotely makes sense. if this sounds condescending I really do not mean it to be, so forgive me if it does.

  3. Youngcurves19 profile image61
    Youngcurves19posted 8 years ago

    ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There's a reason why WE the people vote who is going to be in office because our opinions DO matter. But they treat our opinions like paper work and like an offense to the nation! the only offense is how they could care less what their country has to say

  4. Daniel J. Neumann profile image59
    Daniel J. Neumannposted 8 years ago

    We let them get so much power because we wanted them to. We all asked for Pork Barrell spending and it's like all of a sudden we realize that's not really what we want. But we don't want to pay for the bills, either.

    It puts us in a weird spot. On one hand, we'd reap the profits of their power; on the other hand, we won't have new taxes.

    The IRS system is broken. It was never adjusted for inflation. $250,000 and up my ass.

  5. juiwei2000 profile image58
    juiwei2000posted 8 years ago

    Well, currently the democratic government structure is the best form of government structure we have, it is not perfect, but it is the best we got, it is better then before, where we only have dictatorship government structure, where there were even more problem, where in the west for example it was been dominate by the sick and disgusting idea of "King is god's given right." and with evil dictators who deserve to go to hell, believing in this garbage and use their power as King abusively and people who also believe in this none sense and put up with those shit, in Asia where we did not believe in the "King is god's given right none sense" (instead we believe the Emperor is a servent of the gods.) we had much better Kings who work in public interest, but everyonce in a while we still get a corrupted king who use his power abusivley and a lot of people have to died to overthrow him/her. 

    So democratic government structure is not perfect, but it is the best we got, so far.

    Although, I do admit that some country tend to benift more from a dictator or semi dictator government structure, but that would greatly depend on the merit of the dictator in charge, it would require for that dictator to be both good and wise enough, so even if it is good for that country in the short term, it is still not good for it in the long term.

  6. Wayne Brown profile image84
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    In a single word...apathy.  We became a fat, happy society more than willing to turn the duties of running our nation over to whoever and place our focus on just enjoying the pleasures of apathy.  Finally, it looks like we might be starting to awake from that long dream and realize that we are headed down the same path of extinction that befell the Roman Empire.  Our democracy is rapidly being displaced with socialist reforms.  We are seeing our freedoms and possibly our rights constrained a bit more all the time.  It is like tightening up a rope around the waist...do it a little bit at a time and the person does not complain too much.  After a while, the rope is in place and the person has little awareness of how it got this tight.  That is the road we are on and when we wake up enough to stop it, it may just be too late.  WB

 
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