Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Government is Your Next Door Neighbor.

Government is not a stand alone entity. It does not exist by itself in a vacuum. Government is a collection account of additional labor, productivity, creativity and capital created by the population that funds it. The government is the people. When someone asks the government for money they are asking their neighbor for money. When someone asks the government to fix a problem they are asking their neighbor to fix the problem. The wealth that funds it comes from your labor. Your production. It comes from your neighbor and their neighbor.

For some reason I feel like we have forgotten this. I feel like we lack the ability to take responsibility for our actions.

We blame this entity and forget this entity is us.

We are the government.

I wish people would just remember what the government is, then maybe they would get pissed or at least pay attention.

That's what this politics thing is all about. It is about the best way to spend the additional productivity of our neighborhoods in the most efficient manner possible to the benefit of shared growth and well-being for us and generations to come.

I think until we all rediscover what the government and this political process is really about, we will continue the wasteful circus sideshow that mismanages and underutilizes all of the hard earned potential we create to fund this....

Do you really think your neighbor should be responsible for what you do?

Is the best way to spend your neighborhoods potential locking up people who smoke pot in their homes? Or is building new streets? Creating more jobs? Helping children get a good education?

When ever you hear a government plan look at your check book, then walk down your street and ask yourself if you would pay money out of your own pocket to do to the people on your street what the government is proposing. (This is exactly what the government is doing they are paying money out of your own pocket) Is it fair? If you were in their shoes what would you hope they would do?

Then call and tell your reps what you would do. Tell them no. Tell them yes. Get involved.

We forget this is all about us.

By the People for the People. Built with the sweat of you and your neighbors for the shared benefit of you and your neighbors.


scargosun said...

This is probably my favorite post from you. It is extrememly well thought out and makes so much sense. Not that your other ones don't but this one really hit home for me.

h*dizzle said...

i voted:)

Muffy Willowbrook said...

I've approached my Senator when I felt it was warranted. So I do believe in the system. But sometimes with little results, it's hard to remember to stay on board.

Rocketstar said...

I think that people do feel like this and maybe it is because they feel they have no part or control of government and as you say, they need to again realize that they do, they just have to become involved.