"Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen... Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens."Is it any wonder so many hate the government?
This kind of thinking would have caused yet another revolution back in the day... or at best, another civil war.
Our government exists because the people believe in it. And that belief is sinking. What happens when that belief stops?
What can be done?
Many are arguing that we must change the Constitution.
I'm not so sure.
You see, there's one, primary, weakness in Constitutional government: what makes it work is the government's desire to live by and enforce the tenets of that document.
We are not now possessed of such a government at either the federal or the state level. So, what difference will it make to change a document that the governments at all levels ignore whenever it suits them, and the Courts at all levels trash with every decision?
Corruption runs amok. Those who stand up for Constitutional principles are blown away by those who would pervert that document. We are so used to being lied to that when it happens, we just expect it, shrug our shoulders and then forget about it.
And when those like me remind people of that, we're frequently met with hostility instead of a growing understanding that our government believes they own us... that the days of the so-called "servant-leader" that my brother-in-law, Marc Boldt, used to be so big on have now been reversed... and Marc wants to become... as so many want to be in the political realm want to become... the leader of servants.
I will never walk that path.
It's all a scam... it's producing the words we want to hear to achieve power, and once achieved, the damage starts and never ends.
Stein is right. There is something seriously wrong with our government when BOTH sides simply accept the lies, dishonesty and corruption as business as usual... and there's no place for honor and integrity in the political realm.
I watch as our star fades.
We could have been great.
Now, I just pray for our survival.