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  •  Our currency has been arrogated by our legislators (3+ / 0-)
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    ThatPoshGirl, hestal, Its a New Day

    as an instrument of subordination. It seems that our legislators, perhaps by tradition or sheer stupidity, conceive of themselves as rulers, rather than stewards of our common resources and assets.
    Actually, since the participation of the people in governing was restricted for a long time by custom, law, secrecy and connivance, the perception of law makers as rulers is not surprising, but it is, nevertheless, wrong. Our legislators, especially Congress, are tasked with stewardship of our resources and assets. But that, it seems, is a lot of work, so there's been a recent preference for focusing on the population and directing their minutest enterprise. Libertarians have reason to be resistant. The country is going to hell in a handbasket because our representatives are fixated on telling us, their masters, what to do, instead of doing their jobs.
    If we don't notice this perversion, it's because the Congress has been successful in blaming the executive, the courts, lobbyists, private corporations and Wall Street financiers and perpetrating their suppression behind the veil of money and the law.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:21:28 AM PST

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