QUOTE(aCardboredBox @ Sep 12 2008, 02:26 PM)
I vote for overthrowing the government plan. Maybe a loose confederation of smaller countries would serve us better... Don't like the policy in one country, move to another!
That's how the US was originally to some extent...
the "UNITED STATES"... think about what that means, Most laws were independently determined and governed from state to state and the federal government only served as a broad set of base guidelines for the states as well as managing the inter-connectivity of the states (eg: money, highways, military, etc.)
unfortunately at this point the federal government as grown to the point where it makes all the detailed laws and then LITERALLY BULLIES the states into compliance.
I live in NH... we do not have a seatbelt law here, if you're over 18 you don't need to "click it"... do you realize that law costs NH MILLIONS every years. Because we don't completely comply with the federal seatbelt regulations they deny us our share of highway funding... There are countless examples of this the way the current government is set up. "You do it OUR way OR ELSE"
hearing about garbage like "national health care" is such a monumental step in the wrong directions it's not even remotely funny.... the last thing we need is more overbearing federal regulations telling people what they can and can't do.
The problem is people think we need someone "experienced" in office... experience will never = change, because experience = status quo. Think of all presidents in history who are honored decades after their term... Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, etc. ... NONE of them were career politicians.
The fact of the matter is the greatest presidents in this countries history, the ones the left the biggest positive mark on the country, are those who came from humble beginnings and said "I want to make a difference".
The only politician who will make a difference at this point is someone who knows what it's like to work for a dollar, and understands the need to return power to the states where it belongs....
Edited by twistedsymphony, 12 September 2008 - 10:38 PM.