I don't think the Founding Fathers ever envisioned a government that collects over a third of the GNP for the cost of government. I don't think they ever saw it coming and understood the propensity for greed and corruption and the fact that politicians will sell out their country.
I think the FFs were always under the impression that most elected representatives would be working for the common good of the country instead of selfish interest. They knew it wouldn’t always be the case and that is why we have the Second Amendment to make corrections when necessary. I guess they never thought the American people would get to the point where they wouldn’t care anymore.
I think the only way out of this mess is to have another revolution to restore the Constitution and the Republic. However, I don’t think we have the guts to do it. After all, we are much more interested in watching American Idol and going to the mall than restoring the Republic aren’t we?
I am 1000% against a revolution. We do not have a populace - or a leadership here of the character of the the founding fathers. We have a populace of the character of Paris at the time of the french revolution. Only a fool wants to see that kind of carnage and militant selfishness prevail by way of revolution.
No, PoliCon, I didn't notice how many posts were yours. Just that there seems to be more excitement over "House" and "24" than over issues like this.
I also disagree that our populace is like that of Paris at the time of the Revolution. It's more like Paris at the time of the collapse of Napoleon III's regime in 1870; the people had been living well for a good long time, and didn't adjust well to a sudden change downward.
linda - what I mean is that should we have a revolution - the results would be akin to that of paris during the reign of terror.
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