The_Post_Peak_Oil_Historian (cid_yama) wrote,

The Good of Government

Government provides roads and sewers, forcasts the weather, provides disaster relief. Government is how we have fire depts and EMS, police and rescue. Governments provide legal recourse through the courts. Government lights our streets, provides navigational signals, and a million other things we use in our everyday lives.

Govenment is how we provide for our collective needs. The government is us taking care of ourselves. Of the people, by the people, for the people.

We fight to keep it that way.

From FDR's speech:
It was natural and perhaps human that the privileged princes of these new economic dynasties, thirsting for power, reached out for control over government itself. They created a new despotism and wrapped it in the robes of legal sanction. In its service new mercenaries sought to regiment the people, their labor, and their property. And as a result the average man once more confronts the problem that faced the Minute Man.

The hours men and women worked, the wages they received, the conditions of their labor - these had passed beyond the control of the people, and were imposed by this new industrial dictatorship. The savings of the average family, the capital of the small-businessmen, the investments set aside for old age - other people's money - these were tools which the new economic royalty used to dig itself in.

They have failed to eliminate or fully take control of our government. Regulation still binds them. The will of the people still has sway. The government is filled with many who defend her and the people from this encroachment. The battle continues.

Their mercenaries try to break your will. Try to covince you the battle is lost. Try to convince you that it is the government that is your enemy. The government is THEIR enemy.

The government remains in the hands of the people. The government is the battleground and the prize they seek to take from the people. The government is the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. The government is us and our dreams. And we shall fight to protect it to our dying breath.
Tags: government, oligarchy, progressivism, thegoodofgovernment

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