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    Another take on the same topic from J Stossel:

    RealClearPolitics - Increasing Government Power Threatens Freedom


    Let the Tea Parties continue.
     
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    I don't think it's a question of our citizens FEARING big gov't, I think the important factor is that we don't WANT it.

    Who wants limits put on salaries & careers? Who wants to GIVE half their salary to our gov't? And who wants our gov't to tell us what kinds of cars, home heating or product containers we can buy?

    Answer: Very, very few!

    It has ALWAYS been that our gov't carries out the will of the people. That is essence of our democracy and that is the way it will stay, or over my dead body, they can TRY to change that.
     
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    Don't kid yourself. It would be nice and it should be that way, but the government has routinely done things that are against the will of the people for the sake of the corporations. The civil war was about money and industry. WWII was more about getting out of the depression than saving Europe and fighting the Japanese. Turns out we won and things ended up well for us. but the People wanted nothing to do with war in November, 1941. They whip up a frenzy called the Red Scare because the stockholder elites of the corporations would have been hurt by too much profit sharing and labor equity. That's how we got into Viet Nam. That's why we're in the Middle East.

    The government does what's good for the corporations...period. If it occassionally helps the people fine, but to them- the corporate government- the corporations come first. That's the way it's been for a long time, regardless of what the Constitution says.
     

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