h/t Holger Awakens
Remember when? ...back before we noticed government destroying businesses and farms, courts and financial stability, and now whole industries.
“It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”The current form of government has made itself a leech, a cancer, sucking the life out of the country. As it fattens, it is killing the host.
- Thomas Paine
I also remember a time and place where the government provided stability and consistency, and where robust individuals were able to reap the rewards for their innovation and hard work. No, really. Maybe it was a local/regional phenomenon, but I remember it. It's what the founders intended. And I want that back.
That's the attraction in the videos: The nostalgic notion that people are free to do things without begging the government; that 'we the people' are anything other than Eloi to serve the Morlocks.
"--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."Imagine that: A government constituted with the specific task of ensuring my Safety and Happiness.
- Jefferson, et al