All this government shutdown has shown me is how ridiculously screwed up the political sector is. Instead of backing the Democrats who are systematically sabotaging our economy for their own personal gain in 2016, we ought to insist upon removing these politicians and replacing them with people of principles and integrity. We ought to insist on downsizing the government so it won’t be in a position to sabotage its own people again. And while many might say it is the Republicans in the Houses fault, that is only half the story and besides the point. The House is supposed to be the peoples part of the government. We are the ones who are supposed to dictate terms and the budget not the president more concerned with leaving his legacy (for good or bad).
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Naturally people are hasty to blame the opposing ideology for the faults of the government. But of course this lacks any perspective at all. After all, the flavor of the pork varies between the parties but its all pork nonetheless.
I believe in political equality. But there are two opposite reasons for being a democrat. You may think all men so good that they deserve a share in the government of the commonwealth, and so wise that the commonwealth needs their advice. That is, in my opinion, the false, romantic doctrine of democracy. On the other hand, you may believe fallen men to be so wicked that not one of them can be trusted with any irresponsible power over his fellows.
That I believe to be the true ground of democracy. I do not believe that God created an egalitarian world. I believe the authority of parent over child, husband over wife, learned over simple to have been as much a part of the original plan as the authority of man over beast. I believe that if we had not fallen…patriarchal monarchy would be the sole lawful government. But since we have learned sin, we have found, as Lord Acton says, that ‘all power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.’ The only remedy has been to take away the powers and substitute a legal fiction of equality. The authority of father and husband has been rightly abolished on the legal plane, not because this authority is in itself bad (on the contrary, it is, I hold, divine in origin), but because fathers and husbands are bad. Theocracy has been rightly abolished not because it is bad that learned priests should govern ignorant laymen, but because priests are wicked men like the rest of us. Even the authority of man over beast has had to be interfered with because it is constantly abused.
Corruptissma republica plumirae leges. (In the most corrupt republic, the laws are most numerous.)
I dread government in the name of science. That is how tyrannies come in.