It seems to me that both Republicans and Democrats campaign on promises to cure all that ails society. For this reason, most people vote either Republican or Democrat.
How's that going? I mean, in regards to curing society's ails?
Did the New Deal end the business cycle?
Did the Great Society end poverty?
These were both products of the democratic party's ideology. How did they turn out?
Remember the Contract With America?
What about reductions in the cost and scope of government?
These were what republicans promised. How did they turn out?
I understand if you're still as stubborn as a mule as to suggest that governments can do some good if properly led. I mean, that's what you learned in schools (funded by the government).
But you have no excuse if you stand in line with democrats and republicans. They are liars, and they are thieves. Look only history in the post-Civil War era for proof.
So what's to be done? If the theory of popular sovereignty holds, then it's up to YOU to demand change. If not, then things will get worse and worse until those who finally do force a change will be so desperate that they will bring into existence something actually worse than what proceeded it, as the Russians did when the Tsar abdicated.
Think about it. For the first time in their history, the Russian people had a chance for a representative government (Kerensky's Duma), but they turned instead to to Bolsheviks.
Tsars are bad. There's no getting around that. No man should have absolute power. And yet, when the Tsar was killed, he was replaced by Lenin, and then Lenin was replaced with Stalin...
How many so-called Tsars (usually spelled "Czars") does Obama have? Too many, if he even has one. So we have the choice of abolishing such nonsense or embracing the epitome of statism (as the Russians did).
I am not optimistic about what my neighbors will choose.
In the end, Jefferson was right, and we now have everything that Hamilton wanted--and it is now leading to its natural conclusion.
Do you recall the Constitution and its Bill of Rights?
"When I was a boy..."