the WHY of governments

Posted by CrustyOldGeezer 1 year, 11 months ago to Government
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WILL THE LAW ABIDING COMMUNITY ever be ALLOWED the opportunity to respond to the UNCHECKED VIOLENCE that is allowed to continue by corrupt politicians?

Governments WERE CREATED by We, The People to 'KEEP OUR STREETS SAFE' as well as MAINTAINING THE INFRASTRUCTURE so we could go about OUT DAILY LIVES.


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  • Posted by 1 year, 11 months ago
    The States are ALWAYS SUPERIOR to the federal government, except..

    When the Enumerated Powers are involved.

    And even then, the STATES SHOULD BE VERY STUDIOUS IN THEIR EXAMINATION OF THE 'enumerated powers, as applied.'

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    • Posted by freedomforall 1 year, 11 months ago
      It's gone too far, COG. It started with that war criminal Lincoln and his power mad murderers (of innocent civilians) Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, etc.
      The states could have stopped it in 1913 by refusing the fed and the income tax. Unfortunately, politicians at the state level haven't had any more ethics than at the federal level for some time.
      It's hard to resist when the states have already allowed the feds to maintain a permanent standing army, to be used any time states resist the "voluntary union".
      Totally Corrupt Government.
      The People have to resist in numbers too great to be slaughtered by their neighbors' sons in the military.
      The political route has been tried. It failed with the election thefts in 2020.
      The courts have been tried. The corrupt judges refuse to hear any challenge to unconstitutional federal powers, so that effort failed, too.
      I don't see a peaceful political solution unless the military does their duty to defend the constitution, and that may not be peaceful either.
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      • Posted by rhfinle 1 year, 11 months ago
        I beg to differ with you on one small point, Freedomforall. It ~started~ with Andrew Jackson. He and his cronies saw the results from the Lewis & Clark expedition and realized that the largest arable land region in the world, our "heartland", lay between the Appalachians and the Rockies. If they could control it, they had the biggest cash cow in the world. Everything Washington did for the next 100 years was to secure and control that region. They realized that all exports from that area had to go through either 1) the Great Lakes & St Lawrence Seaway (partially controlled by Canada) or New Orleans. So: Moving the Cherokees to Oklahoma, Settling North Mexico --> Republic of Texas --> Texas as a state, to move the Mexican border 400 miles further away from New Orleans. If course, Lincoln played his part by destroying the Confederacy and securing New Orleans and the Mississippi for the North. Killing Native Americans and Southerners was good sport, and making thousands of Southern farms available, for cheap, for Yankee carpetbaggers was just a perk.
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        • Posted by teri-amborn 1 year, 11 months ago
          If there was an actual overarching thought by the centralized government that spanned over 150 years and continuously expanded its power through the concept of "MANIFEST DESTINY" i might be somewhat able to buy into your premise.

          Otherwise, history simply repeats itself by the strong overpowering the weak. No overarching plan needed.

          Be strong. Don't allow government to make you weak.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 1 year, 11 months ago
    While that crazy bunch of liberals in Washington may disagree with me, this is still the United States of America. I do feel, some are pushing buttons that shouldn't be pushed. We need to follow the leader and let our voices be heard.
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  • Posted by mccwho 1 year, 11 months ago
    The constitution was created to limit the power of the government. It is not to be used by the government to control or limit the people.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 1 year, 11 months ago
    Just what is their end game? Does anyone know or have a good idea? I can't figure it. Socialism isn't going to work, we know that. Why all the spending? Bankrupt the country? Get a new money system?
    That didn't do so well in Venenzuela.
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  • Posted by term2 1 year, 11 months ago
    The purpose of our government (and maybe for all governments actually) is to preserve and enrich itself and its minions through the use of force.

    Just look at the programs it funds- they primately are designed to increase government power and contol, increase govenment funding, and pay the minions who work for it. Anything that flows to the supposedly recipients of the programs that it was supposed to
    help" is purely accidental and incidental.
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  • Posted by $ gharkness 1 year, 11 months ago
    Waiting to be "allowed" to do something in this country and under this government means you will never, EVER do it. Editing to add: each of us must insist, by force if necessary.

    I know those are very brave words coming from a 71-year-old who has little ability to actually DO anything in support of what I am saying. Nevertheless, I do know that waiting for a solidly losing proposition.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 1 year, 11 months ago
    Hey COG! Heard on the news when I was in San Antonio last week that the powers that be think we are weary of Covid! Aren't they enlighted? It was reported their next effort is to really gear up 'Save our thingy.' I don't think that will sell.
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  • Posted by NealS 1 year, 11 months ago
    Excellent point, it should be used as a basis for reelection advertising, perhaps on CNN and friends. Someone should show Pelosi's, Schumers, Shifty's, etc. cities in riot or just homeless filth and simply advertise "This is what (he/she) gave you so far. Isn't it time for a change?" I relate to Trump's, "What have you got to lose?" campaign, it helped get him elected. I really believe there are a lot of lefties, "D's, and liberals getting tired of the same old "stuff".
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