“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.” James Madison
There will always be disputes because men and women are not perfect, so in that lack of perfection, how, besides people coming together where one party must be the "neutral" arbitrator, when men cannot settle their own disputes, should we get around giving power to settle such things?
It is as the Founding Fathers stated, a necessary evil. One that "We the People" must hover over ever vigilant. With this mindset and preparedness to act.
""God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is
wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ...
And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not
warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as
to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It is its natural manure."
Towards this end.
"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." Declaration of Independence.
A minutely sized government as long as the people are paying attention and they would be if they cared about their Liberty, would work fine. Nothing is going to be perfect because nothing man touches is perfect.
I rate all of the politicians on a scale of 100% and give NONE of them a perfect score on Liberty.. my point in saying that is, I don't expect perfection but they have to be damn close and it's not that hard.. you've been conditioned to expect less, it is not their fault.. It is your fault as in "We the People" ALL OF US.
Think of Liberty in a twisted Free Market sense.. They are providing you with their products.. You fail to check out the product before you buy and instead, read their product manuals and listen to their advertisements and because they are shiny and sound good, you purchase. You didn't bother to read the ratings of people who had purchased their product 4 years ago, nor did you bother to read the consumer groups that tried to warn you. They made a huge profit off of you and had no incentive to change the next years offering because their history tells them that you won't take the time to research.
So, you get the cheap knock offs year after year and because it's easier to just buy another one, you just bitch and complain that it broke way too early, but that's about it.
Cheap and easy is rarely good. Real value costs more but it's really worth it.
Sorry someone came it!
To end.. Government is what we've allowed it to be but it can work, the power is in our hands.
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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.
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