On Government

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College of Political Knowledge

Subject:  Government

American democracy, the best money can buy!

For years now I have been writing and ranting about the lack of concern the American voter seems to have about real issues…..and that this lack of concern has given us the stalemate that we are experiencing in Washington today ……..

Lysander Spooner, a 19th century political theorist, saw supporters of government as three distinct groups…..

The ostensible supporters of the Constitution, like the ostensible supporters of most other governments, are made up of three classes, viz.: 1. Knaves, a numerous and active class, who see in the government an instrument which they can use for their own aggrandizement or wealth. 2. Dupes—a large class, no doubt—each of whom, because he is allowed one voice out of millions in deciding what he may do with his own person and his own property, and because he is permitted to have the same voice in robbing, enslaving, and murdering others, that others have in robbing, enslaving, and murdering himself, is stupid enough to imagine that he is a “free man,” a “sovereign”; that this is “a free government”; “a government of equal rights,” “the best government on earth,” and such like absurdities. 3. A class who have some appreciation of the evils of government, but either do not see how to get rid of them, or do not choose to so far sacrifice their private interests as to give themselves seriously and earnestly to the work of making a change.

And there is not much more to add….in about 150 years not much has changed…..but I guess we need a simple definition of government…….the machinery through which collective decisions on behalf of the state usually by compromise….

If that definition is correct then the US does NOT have a functioning government…..sadly, there is NO little blue pill that can cure this dysfunction……

Reps are NOT governing for the people…they are governing for their interests and benefit……Englishman James Mill noted in 1825…..and Mill had a solution to this nagging problem…..

There can be no doubt, that, if power is granted to a body of men, called Representatives, they, like any other men, will use their power, not for the advantage of the community, but for their own advantage, if they can.If things were so arranged, that, in his capacity of Representative, it would be impossible for him to do himself so much good by mis-government, as he would do himself harm in his capacity of member of the community, the object would be accomplished. We have already seen, that the amount of power assigned to the checking body cannot be diminished beyond a certain amount. It must be sufficient to overcome all resistance on the part of all those in whose hands the powers of Government are lodged. But if the power assigned to the Representative cannot be diminished in amount, there is only one other way in which it can be diminished, and that is, in duration.

Mill, in the long winded fashion, is calling for term limits…….

The government of the US is NO longer the government our founders envisioned…..they did make the system so that any change would be gradual and NOT revolutionary…..but even at that, the system today is at a standstill….and that standstill can be deadly……nothing about the system is working….the country is suffering and all they do is bitch about a cultural or moral situation….none of which actually repairs any breakdowns in governance or the welfare of the people…..

The best government is one that governs least…..so they say…..but what do you call a government that is incapable of governing at all?  REPLACEABLE!

SHHH! It’s The Food Police

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Daily Agitator

Maybe I should have titled this “How to fight the FAT””?

Daily we hear or see the studies that say just how obese the American people are…..and daily we hear this pundit or that rant and rave about overweight kids and adults…just how disgusting it is and a drag on the society….and they preach something has GOT to be done to stem this rising tide…..and then they go on to the regulation of salt or fat or sugar or……everything they find objectionable….

They find objectionable?  They?  Who the Hell are they?  Mostly they are people that make plenty of cash and have plenty of leisurely time on their hands….meaning they can afford the more expensive “healthy alternatives” and they have the time to play in a gym or run in the street and block traffic……unfortunately, most working people are not so lucky, they struggle with money and they have zero leisure time….

First of all, in a restaurant it is a choice of the people what they will eat and if they like a burger with bacon and lots of blue cheese then who the Hell are they to tell them it is not good to eat this?  Sorry, for now I still have free choice after that they can kiss my ass.

These self-centered people also support lower healthier food in schools, low fat, less salt and sugar free……a noble concern….but what about when they go home?  We all know the dangers of high sugar, high fat and high salt, or at least we should.

For all those bleeding heart dietary freaks…….most people that are obese are poor….they are poor because they have NO money……they buy what stretches the food budget the best….that means high fat, high sugar because those foods are the cheapest.  No matter what you try to do in schools or restaurants…they will go home and eat the foods that you are bitching about…..why?  They are poor!

Okay……you are on your high horse about the high fat, high sugar and high salt diets of people…here is an idea!  Make healthy eating less expensive and poor people would be eating more healthier…..the whole population would eat better…and is not the idea you originally started with?

But you will not….you will spend all your time and effort talking about the habits of obese people and their children….you will condemn and ridicule….instead of facing reality and attacking the real reason cause of obesity….POVERTY!

Today In Labor History

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15 August

Populist social commentator Will Rogers killed in a plane crash, Point Barrow, Alaska. One of many classic Will Rogers lines: “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts” – 1935

Native Americans Withdraw From The US.

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After hundreds of years of abuse and lies, the Lakotah Nation has officially withdrawn from the US.  Finally, after years of waiting and hoping the NAs have found a voice.  AIM was a beginning this is a continuation and with the grace of the  Great Spirit others will follow in their footsteps.  They are the leaders we have been looking for, now get behind them and force the government into a confrontation.

http://www.republicoflakotah.com/index.htm

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