The difference of big vs. smaller government is not the difference of government vs. no government. But rather big government as the federal government and the smaller governments are the individual state governments. Today the feds are trying in my opinion, to take total control of all governments, for the purpose of one big government.
The founders wished for state governments to compete with other governments just as individual over seas countries do today. Each state would have the right to govern themselves on all the issues and as one unit they would support the fed government to do their jobs of (defense of all states in the USA, to have feds negotiate treaties with other countries, to set up a fair legal justice system and protect the individual property rights, oversee the financial system inter state banking so a common currency can be used.
Today the feds wish to get involved in the workings what used to be the job for each state to do for themselves. I see no exploitation of the employees by the employers to-day with current labor laws. No one is starving either, but there is still poverty, people still can go to get their big health emergencies at the hospitals for treatments, and society is already at the point of not being determined by race, class, or gender.
Without question the liberal democrat / republicans parties have led people down the road that they do not need to take responsibility in total for their own actions. Honestly some what promoting some moral decay of the social fabric of society. It is never good for young people to have kids just because they have the equipment to do so. If government was interested to do the job of looking out for the least among us, than new-born children should be of a higher concern in our society, they should be of a higher concern than teenager parents wishing to become a parent before they can even take care of themselves. People make mistakes and back in the days of our founding, the families of the day took care of these things at a financial cost to the family or the individuals themselves. In short personal responsibility for actions and self-control. The feds involvement in these social issues is what I call misguided charity (that’s a big issue on its own).
In short personal responsibilities, along with recognizing we live in a world where nothing is guaranteed, and there for, the government can’t fix all of the unfairness in life, by mans own choices or not. Freedom should give us freedom of choice, and along with that freedom, we have responsibility. It is for this reason that there will always be rich, as well as poor no mater what government does. The only question is how many will be rich, or middle class, or poor? With capitalism the poor have a chance to become rich, and with socialism far more people will be poor and have less of a chance of becoming anything else. Capitalism works only because there is a chance of failure, as well as having the freedom to choose failure if someone wishes to choose it so! Freedom requires excepting the consequences of the choices made, a government that wishes to erases these principles by setting up programs so that people do not have to take responsibilities for themselves, and their actions, or their choices, then that’s a government that’s to big, and up to no good! Big vs. small governments, is in the end only a question of individual freedom vs. socialism. With the history of socialism the choices are clear. It is easier to avoid responsibilities in the short-term with a social government, but it usually ends badly. ultimately you get what you pay for!
All the best!
It seem to me that now days the political landscape is of such that our politicians are trying to turn us (we the people of the USA) into a political play thing. Having no real ideas of how to move in a more positive way forward but trying to manipulate groups of people just enough to reassure reelection and thus a life as a “kings of government”, for a life time, or so it seems.
Politicians give us bad policies that they promote, in the attempts to tie our hands and feet to these policies. By way of giving us something for putting them in office, and in turn they will wiggle the strings so we will vote for them. Most people fall into this grouping of political puppets. I say “free you’re self by cutting the strings, enjoy you’re new freedoms and vote you’re consciences as what is best for the nation”!
But there is the other grouping of people / voters that the politicians would rather see you a part of instead. The (VENTRILOQUIST PUPPET GROUP) yes they, the politicians still will try to tie your hands and feet with political strings of free gifts and false expectation, hoping in turn, you’ll have a greater willingness for voting for them, as well keeping on voting them. But the people in this group playing the part of (VENTRILOQUIST PUPPET ) all so must expect the puppet master will at some point need you to jump into action at their decision, at which point you will have the feeling of their hand that is sliding up you’re butt and in your pockets! Because in this political theater You will be expected to sing and dance at the puppet masters commands; you will vocalize what ever unrealistic political rhetoric as directed by the puppet masters wishes. In exchange for payment in full for believing in the hope and change, political promises of the day!
As to which group you wish to be in? It is your decision!
I would rather cut the strings and live free!
All the best!
Well it is all about my ideas in my head, to put it bluntly. It is about ME! All right then… it is more, how should I put it? The thought in my head at the time. Much about anything good or bad or neither as well some good old bitchen put into the mix. Truth is “I see stupid people!” and at times they look like me. Ya that’s right some of the stupid things I have done… well just, “Stupid I tell Ya!”.
Life reflects actions of everything that people happen to do. So the things I complain about no matter how stupid !Well! Did that! Or soon will! Or just cracks me up watching it in action. The truth is we all see stupid people, or we are just avoiding the reflections in the mirror.
Just complaining for fun is well “Stupid” but trying to bring attention to a problem ,or just looking for people to follow you down that road to self re-examination, well that’s good! Right? It is only stupid people who think they have nothing to worry about,and just as easily refuse to re-examine them self’s. We should not avoid the mirror, because we may break it. No! Not at all, but it gives us the chance to take a look at ourself’s and just laugh about? US! If we will not do the job well someone else will! So here is looking at you kids.
The one that only bitches in a non stop way will ultimately be in the room by themself’s, and deservedly so! Just being as much fun as poking a stick in a wasp nest in a closed room. But to bitch out loud to everyone in the world, for the purposes to look at ourself’s, and our society’s that we live in. That’s therapeutic!!
So lets take some time to laugh at the stupid things in our world, because when I’m through with all I have to say well it will be a better place, mostly because you all will be laughing at me, or will I be the reflection? You maybe laughing at your self’s?
So a good mix of things some fun, some plain stupid, some to bring a tear to your eyes (just to keep them from drying out) “Ya that’s the ticket, no sappy stuff!” some things may piss you off, or cause you to respond. Maybe some other stuff, that will come to me when I’m not Bussey laughing at myself or the stupid things in the world.
So there you have it! It is about seeing things in my corner of the world much like the things in your corner I’m shure. But seeing things with someone’s else’s eyes well ,that’s grand. I think by now you are getting my humor or about too! so all I have to say to that is…….. “WELCOME TO MINDWARPFX”! These pages may slap you around a bit, Or just tickled you’re funny bone!
all the best!
Have you all noted that all words are not used the same way as they once were? Maybe not the same way, or used in the same sentences, or by people who apply their meanings to them. Or is it that we no longer alow people to express themself’s the same way?
political speaking, we can not use the same words as someone in the streets. Just a fact and I do not make the rules here. But saying the four letter words like …. oop’s just about let some fly! You get the point? You would never have a politician saying those kind of words in front of the masses, right? So it is safe to say that political correctness has and will change the way people use words, some for good and some for worse. But what about other words where the meanings are being changed by political correctness? Like.. do I dare say them now, and here….. well you bet I will! I’m not for one for stopping when a point should be made. The word is ( Racist)!
Have you ever been called this just because you disagree with the people who you were with? How about just because you disagreed with a politician and their views, policies? Welcome to the party so to speak! The word has been hijacked from the true meaning and given a new definition. The political correct one. NOT! People just apply words like this just because they can not argue with brain power, or the art of persuasion. You happen to disagree, and bam! Hit with small-minded BS, (political correctness).
It is not that I do not believe in the fact that racists and racism, has not been damaging to everyone in the world, not only my country. But to call one because they disagree with….. (You fill in the blank) then you are the misguided user of the word. You are insulting those that have truly been on the receiving end of racism!
More than that, it is the misguided soul that uses words like that is leading us down the road of loosing our GOD given right to be out spoken with free speech.
“Free speech was designed to protect offensive speech, for non offensive speech needs no protection.”
It’s not that we should go out to offend people with speech of ours, but just to keep in mind that no one like our governments should control what is offensive speech. Ya, the four letter words well that’s just over the top. But to be called racist just because someone doesn’t like what you are saying or what you’re words mean for real…. that’s something else!
The old word (Speakeasy) used to have a meaning also. A place to go to get liquor at a time when liquor was illegal to get. So people would go to the speakeasy’s and get drinks. I say it is time to apply a new meaning to this word, just to catch up to those who would apply, misguided ones of course, like new meanings to the word racist.
(Speakeasy) definition: to speak easily, freely about anything, and should be given the fair chance to explain with other words in a most persuasive way possible.
Enjoy free speech, and speakeasy!
“Say what you mean, and mean what you say.” G. Beck
all the best!