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January 26, 2013

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Kimberly Langon

Amen!

Jheuristic

Dopey. Government isn't the solution; government is the problem. By far what defines us is NOT government; it's civil society. Unfortunately, all these idiots care about is MORE government. They may even see civil society, the natural order of people to self-organize, as evil. We must evolve to focus on civil society. We must shrink govt, stop the bleeding, starve the beast!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_society

What is wrong with people?

Dominic

@Jheuristic:

Civil society is a bunch of citizens getting together to make decisions for society. Government is… a bunch of folks selected by citizens to make decisions for society? I say tomato, you say evil tyrant-beast.

On-topic, this is a great idea for a course, and I'm glad folks are studying this. Though if you're putting Gov 3.0 into beta without cloud syncing, some folks are going to want their money back.

Tsuda Shoken

Governments are not mainstream institutions anymore. They only have ability to suck up our money as tax. What we need to do is to have legal rights to stop it.

Jheuristic

Dominic, remember, your beloved state welfare, housing, health, education, etc. CREATES poverty, misfortune, misery and death.

Quick question: Which USA state has the largest social programs, the most left governing model, the largest state school system and largest govt transfer welfare payments by far? Right you are! California.

Now, which USA state has the highest POVERTY RATE? Exactly correct – California (23.5%). Bravo. You are on a roll. Woo-hoo!

The only other USA region with a similar poverty rate is, you bet, the nation’s gleaming capital, Washington DC, at 23.3%.

http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/p60-244.pdf

Get a clue.

Again, please remember, once and for all, statist welfare begets misery. What more proof do you need?

Still not convinced? Take US education.

The Dept of Education was Jimmy Carter’s gratuitous payoff to Democratic union bosses for making him president. This useless bureaucracy has been a confident failure in every measure for over thirty years. Such a comprehensive, massive, long-term farce is seldom seen (except in large and growing central government agencies). Since the Dept of Education the US has steadily fallen to near last is many global education metrics. C'mon.

How about an informative field exercise for you to see your beloved govt in action? Go to your nearest large city. Have a nice evening stroll in its govt housing projects. What? You're afraid? You're afraid of govt? Good. Now we may be getting somewhere...

Please, try to think differently. Adopt the great, abiding American Tradition of suspicion and hatred of central govt. Remember, Obama is not a King.

Aaron, remember, when something is harmful, broken and evil, as this blog says govt is, don't do MORE of it and expect a different outcome, that's insane! Rather, scale-it-back, starve it, stop-the-bleeding, kill the beast.

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” - Thomas Jefferson.

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