"When the government fears the people, there is liberty;
when the people fear the government, there is tyranny." *
Act 4 Us
If you feel that the government is not always guided by the Constitution, and does not always act in the interest of ALL Americans... You are NOT alone.
If you want to complain, there are plenty of BLOG sites, where you can let off some steam.
This is not an "Act 4 Me" site. I'm looking for ways, to make things better for ALL Americans.
If you can help identify areas where our government seems to be dysfunctional, and propose solutions... I would really appreciate your thoughts.
Dan SATURN firstname.lastname@example.org
Please help, with your thoughts on:
1. What are the purpose of government?
2. How can a fair government make any law
giving any group special privileges or protections?
3. Is despotism* of the majority just as wrong,
as tyranny of the special interests?
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln ended his Gettysburg Address with
" and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
In the last 150 years, has our government devolved into one
of the bureaucrats,
by the President, Congress, and Supreme Court Justices,
for the special interests ?
* Many confuse tyrants with despots.
A despot rules with absolute power
A despotic ruler can start out as benevolent, if they rule with royal or authoritative decrees, but for the benefit of their subjects.
Despots become tyrants, when they begin to rule to benefit their own interests, and oppress their subjects.
See Plato and Aristotle, for their thoughts on despotism and tyranny by monarchies, oligarchies, and democracies,
a. Common defense ?
b. Protection of Citizen's rights ?
c. Regulate Trade and Commerce ?
3. Establish a Post Office ?
2. Establish a Patent Office ?
4. What gives Muslims, the right to declare that they
alone have the authority to speak for the one true God?