Skip to comments.How Do We FIX This Mess? (Throw the One Ring into the Fire)
Posted on 08/30/2021 4:57:52 PM PDT by Chad C. Mulligan
Why does government seem to control so much of our lives now? What significant changes happened in the past 15 years that created a social shift and allowed government to influence almost every facet of our activity? Why has the previously ordinary become so complex? Why is it more difficult to be comfortably invisible and just live out the creed of pursuing ‘life, liberty and happiness’? What is behind all this?
We were not sleeping, we were wide awake. Perhaps distracted, yes; but we were wide awake when something shifted. A Fourth Branch of Government was quietly created, and technology allowed the tentacles of the system to touch us. That’s the root of it, and if we take the time to understand how the Fourth Branch originated, questions about this perpetual angst start to make sense.
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The amount of govt. freebies has accelerated to the point where it now touches every facet of our lives and we (pejorative) continue to vote for the people who promise us yet more.
It's as simple as that.
What are OT comments?
The government and media discovered the power of domestic information operations used against our citizens. Maybe assisted by a foreign government to boot.
Trump was denied most of his first term, and definitely denied his second term. If he had had 8 years, and perhaps ushered in a protege, I think he might have turned this around and convinced people that Government is the problem, not the solution. But the chance seems to have been lost. I don’t think we can go back now. Going down a dark road, feelin’ bad.
OT =?= off topic
It really is true, that the Senate was supposed to be a “deliberative” branch, comprised of actual statesmen who made their fortunes elsewhere, who were asked (often they WERE actually asked (basically drafted) to devote their last productive years to the service of the countrymen who got them where they are. They weren’t elected but selected by the state governments. It was supposed to be something like the House of Lords in England, except better, without the class and heredity-based baggage.
Now, they are basically somewhat older and wealthier members of the House, who don’t run as often and you can’t get rid of them as quickly. Worse, the longer that they are in office, the more likely that they will stay in office, given our increases (not these days, though!) in lifespan and that they gain more power the longer they stay in and therefore can deliver more goodies to their states.
So, basically, a complete perversion of the system.
In case younger people reading this don’t know what a “statesman” is, this was a type of politician who are now extinct. That’s why “statesperson” never caught on. There never were any.
Interesting read. Members of the SSCI committee should remember what happened to Saruman.
The senate was never meant by our founding fathers to be a career.. term limits would have been a beautiful thing. Eventually Leahy, Feinstein, Pelosi et al will meet their maker..and they won’t be heading to the grey havens with Gandalf.
Snowden tried to warn us about the intelligence community...
Need to “Water the Tree of Liberty”. The corruption is deep and world wide, elections (fake) will no longer correct this.
Term limits give the bureaucracy even more power.
The real fix to restore our Republic is to convene a Convention of states with the sole purpose of repealing the 17th Amendment and terminating the senior executive service that would end the uni party
We can’t fix it. America is broken beyond repair.
I’d go back to the 17th Amendment to the Constitution.
Deep State has been around for a while and is very patient.
Gee, wonder where they get that from...
The states gave up too much power to the Feds. The Federal government has one purpose, to defend our citizens and it fails to do that one thing.
So to follow your logic, senators chosen by state legislatures rather than elected based on the goodies they provide would be less tempted to corruption... Not questioning you, just need the basics.
Change my mind.
It is an interesting point Sundance makes, but he misses a more underlying thing. The federal bureaucracy that does these things is utterly incompetent. It’s a conspiracy of the incompetent at every level. They despise competence. Just look at the Afghanistan “retrograde” maneuver, i.e. bugout. It is how incompetent people do things when they decide that what they will not do is anything that Trump would have done. That is not a rational criteria for anything and they have made themselves into an international laughing stock, made fools of by the Taliban who we have been on guard against for 20 years.
I can’t.. I have seen the corruption with my own 2 eyes. I live in one of if not the most conservative state left in the nation. and with my own two eyes I saw one of our senators at an event thrown by a major hospital system, right before a critical obam care vote. This hospital system had invested millions in infrastructure updates to comply with the new law... guess how my “ conservative” senator voted?
OT: Old Testament
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