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I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies.
Democracy eventually leads to some form of socialism. A system “of the people, by the people, and for the people” eventually lead to these sorts of programs when “the people” figure out how to tap into the cash machine.
We also have corporatism increasing with socialism here: when you hear about “too big to fail” companies and 80% ownership of AIG, think corporatism.
Don’t blame your government for any of this though, blame “we the people”.
OK I’m liberal and listened to this rendition but found it too cheeky for my tastes. Anyone hear of Blackwater? You know the private army for the United States? Costs way more than the regular ol’ Army and answers only to a CEO and not the American people?
I know loads of liberals who spent the last eight years reading stuff by people they/we completely disagree with. Suffice it to say that we have heard this anti-government argument before and still find it appallingly naive and shallow.