"The people are the government"...not by a long shotSubmitted by Absolute Rights on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 01:40
Not understanding the mechanics of american civics hurts the goal of well meaning people. I think those on the left and the right don't comprehend the depth of the misinformation they have been exposed to.
"The people are the government." or "We are the government"
Nope. the government is the government. society is society. government is separate and distinct from society.
Government is a militant entity that occupies society in order to control and extract society's wealth.
Governments collaborate and compete with each other for the resources of this planet and they consider societies to be a resource.
To the government, society is a tax farm and they are able to dispose of each individual as they see fit.
Ownership is defined as having the ultimate decision over the disposition of something.
Governments exercise that control via the massive army of people they employ to bend the individual to their will.
The individual will do what they say, when they say it, and they will take what they want, when they want it.
Disobey their will, and they will punish you; resist the punishment and they will end you. They will demonstrate that they control the disposition of the individual...that they own you.
So no, "we are not the government". The government claims to own us, and for all intents and purposes...it does.
Let's learn how this machine works so we can start crafting our own. One that achieves rightful individual liberty in OUR lifetime.
Identifying the problem is the first step.