Comment: No. I do not equate them

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No. I do not equate them

The Federal Gov't is a tool, an artificial political entity, created to serve, not to control, a specific natural Collective, people with common interests, a nation.

Unfortunately, today, it appears that institution has been corrupted by a self-interested oligarchy, whose immoral actions stand in opposition to the Founders' intent and the interests of the People, whom they pretend to represent.

Maybe I should qualify my position.
I don't necessarily disagree with Josie the Outlaw's premise.
However, rather than asserting the idea that WE own OURSELVES,
I believe that we should assert the idea that
WE OWN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. Not corporations, not rich bankers, not foreign interests, WE...THE PEOPLE PWN THAT.