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Does anyone believe government is better equipped to manage our personal affairs

  1. taburkett profile image60
    taburkettposted 4 years ago

    Does anyone believe government is better equipped to manage our personal affairs?

    With all the big brother management being orchestrated by the Mayor of NY, the First Lady, and the current Administration, it appears that these narcissists with their one-track mind believe they can dictate our personal choices.  This is the same game played by all socialists, Marxists, and Communists as they institute central control of the populace.  Do you believe that this is the best atmosphere for a free society?


  2. bethperry profile image90
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    No, for George Orwell's very definition, Big Brother's aim is to depose of all traces of free society.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      yep - bethperry - you hit the jackpot on this one.

  3. stanwshura profile image73
    stanwshuraposted 4 years ago

    As worded and/or grammatically constructed, you clearly imply ALL affairs.  Nobody thinks this.  Nobody has said this.  No one is doing this.

    Do I believe in a proactive and cerebral government that IS focused on serving we the people?  You bet I do!

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The government is restricting more and more everyday.  History has shown that as government begins to take away freedoms, it morphs into a socialist society through attrition of all attributes of freedom.  The USA government is serving this today.

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    Ghost32posted 4 years ago

    I'm as much in favor of small (next thing to nonexistent) government as any Libertarian, though still well shy of thinking anarchy as a good thing--so no, obviously I don't IN GENERAL believe the government is well equipped to make the majority of our decisions for us.  I'm not even in favor of mandatory seat belts and absolutely detest ABS brakes, for instance.
    Unfortunately, there is another side of that two headed coin:  A disturbing number of citizens seem to "do their best" to prove themselves LESS competent than even the most overbearing nanny state government.  All too often, this appears to come from advanced states of apathy.  When "man on the street" interviews (including "woman on the street"; no sexism intended) consistently come up with interviewees who know nothing about the various government scandals (in any administration), less than nothing about the administration itself (such as the names of the V.P., Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, etc.), but can tell you all the details about Kim Kardashian's new baby girl, the Big Government advocates can only be encouraged to believe they're 100% right.
    One of the most discouraging processes I've observed over the years is the way we (humans) tend to "get used to things", lending credence to the image of American liberty being a frog slowly boiled in a pot.  Example:  In earlier years, I'd flown commercially a fair bit, one hop to Malaysia and back with many shorter jaunts.  In 2006, deciding that the airline security procedures were rapidly getting too ridiculous (not "effective", just "ridiculous"), I decided to boycott air travel from then on.  Which I have done and will do.
    At that point, the public wasn't even screaming very loudly.  However, when the groping scandals and body searches that left little girls screaming on YouTube videos began to surface, there was a lot of yelling indeed.
    So...what happened after that?
    Why...nothing, except that We the Public in general apparently got used to it, adjusted to the B.S. as the new norm, and air travel is doing just fine as an industry--though with much less dignity and grace.
    The "we can get used to it" crowd concerns me a great deal.  Whether our population as a whole has the wherewithal to make better judgments than the government that would (and will) oppress it remains, to me, an open question.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Do you think that the interviewers specifically select incompetent people to prove their point in support of socialism?  It seems to me that they always seek out those folks who want to be led around by the nose.

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    Justsilvieposted 4 years ago

    So tired of hearing the words Socialists, Marxists, and Communists, I so no trace of any of that here in the USA and if you really defined them doubt you would either.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Socialism=an ideal form of society based on government control of all personal affairs by decrying that government owns all.
      Communism=central control of innovation by a few who represent government managing a classless society.
      USA is on its way.

  6. Grace-Wolf-30 profile image61
    Grace-Wolf-30posted 4 years ago

    I'm sorry to say that I believe that the world is controlled by a small number of very wealthy people who control the media. I don't believe anything politically that I see on the news or read in the papers, and I view anything to do with the government critically. We are all slaves to the system (don't even get me started on slavery, it's been going on in Britain since medieval times), and it is the job of each government to milk as much money out of us as is realistically possible. Why money is so valuable is quite beyond me, but money is the chains that bind us.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.  We must change the structure by restoring self-sustainment and personal responsibility or the USA will perish under the socialist rules.