Monthly Archive: February 2016

Feb 25 2016

Trusting Our Government

The way we think about our government often determines our political viewpoint and affiliation. This can be framed by how much we know about our government, and how it works, and whether or not we trust it. Here are some ways to describe trust levels of our government: Ignorant – we don’t know what the …

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Feb 21 2016

The Government We Want

We want our government to: Protect us from harm Protect our property Protect our rights Limit itself to only efforts that involve these protections We want our government to avoid: Allowing us to be harmed – war, terrorism, irresponsible behavior and neglect Taking our property – excessive taxation, eminent domain, illegal search and seizure Failing …

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Feb 16 2016

How Democracy Fails

Despite popular opinion and language, the form of government in the United States is a republic, not a democracy. While it is correct to label it a democratic republic, because democratic representation is an important component, it certainly is not a pure democracy. A pure democracy is rule by majority will. The majority of ordinary …

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Feb 15 2016

A Sovereign People

In current times, it often seems as though we have: Elected Assembly members who act more like a privileged Aristocracy than servants of the people Judicial panels who act more like Supreme arbiters than servants of a Constitution Elected leaders who act more like Emperors than servants of the nation which elected them. It’s important …

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Feb 14 2016

An Imperial Presidency

Our elected leaders often act more like emperors than servants of the nation which elected them. A benevolent dictator can be an efficient or even good leader of a nation. But our system of government, is specifically designed to prevent power from becoming concentrated, because when that happens, it always leads to the abuse of …

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