If your government (local or national) accomplishes one thing this year, what would you like that to be?
That is the topic of the day from the Daily Post.
Oh boy, that is a good one for me! I had to think about it for awhile since there are SO many things I would like the government to do, or really NOT to do.
Here are just a few of the things I would LOVE to see them do: end the drug war, repeal the (misnamed) Patriot act, repeal the NDAA, abolish the TSA, abolish the NSA, bring our military back to the states and stop using them to interfere with other sovereign nations, stop the government from giving special favors to corporations, repeal FACTA, repeal Obamacare, stop forcing people to wear seatbelts and helmets, stop restricting people from trying potentially lifesaving drugs, stop restricting the market so people won’t have to deal with inflated prices and limited supplies of the things they want and need (health care for just one example), stop throwing people in jail for victimless crimes, stop making laws that treat responsible adults like driveling idiots, stop acting like we’re their slaves, etc. The only hard thing for me was to boil it down to just one thing.
I know that a lot of the people who read my blog are not Americans and probably aren’t very familiar with the reasons for America’s existence. I am all too aware of the fact that most Americans completely disagree with me, but I will stick to my guns on this and I know what I’m going to say is true.
I have studied history and philosophy. I have read a LOT of books. I have traveled all over the world. I have talked to a lot of people and observed how they live their lives.
All of these things have convinced me that the more freedom there is in any society, the better that society is for the most of its people.
Freedom. Individual liberty. The ability to live YOUR life in the best way YOU choose to. That right there is the founding principle of the United States of America.
They state right there in the foundational document of our nation, that the ONLY legitimate function of ANY government is to protect the inalienable rights of the people. Here it is if you don’t believe me:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,”…
So, the ONE thing I would like my government to accomplish over the next year? Follow the principles this country was founded on. Get back to basics. Throw out EVERYTHING that doesn’t agree with that ideal.
Yeah, I know, a lot of people think that is impossible. Maybe it is at this point. Our system is SO corrupt now. It has NO respect for those founding principles anymore. Money and power are the only things that matter to ‘our leaders’.
Maybe I’m delusional, but I still think if the people would just wake up, take a look around, and THINK about what is really going on. Think about how they are being forced to live their lives (mostly wasted working at shitty jobs to pay the bills) and then think about how they would choose to live their lives if they ‘only had the option’. I am certain that if and when the people do that, they will realize how totally screwed over they have been and then the shit will hit the fan!
I only hope that afterwards people will return to a system that really values freedom. It’s a real shame that we’re throwing so much away.