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bd2999

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MysteryMan

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Subj: Re: I forget who said it but isnt their a quote that our Government should fear the people? *nt*
Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 at 01:41:41 pm EDT (Viewed 32 times)
Reply Subj: I forget who said it but isnt their a quote that our Government should fear the people? *nt*
Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 at 10:55:46 am EDT (Viewed 24 times)



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All power in a democratic based system is from the ruled, the people. They should fear their constituents. That does not necessarily mean physically fear. That should mean something more like fear their displeasure or not doing their will.

Not sure the intent was to cause fear in a direct way. IMO. Not very stable systems do that.

I think what many lose track of is that government is not some evil think that functions in an evil way. Everything it does has a basis. Given laws happen for a reason, so do rules. And this is a back and forth between people and their governments.

We are in a period where it is apparently trendy to just assume everything the government has ever done is wrong and that one can believe no one and should trust people with no real knowledge in an area other than their gut. To me, that is scarier than the government ever could be.

The rise of intellectual hostility or the rise of those masquerading in intellectual guises to confuse critical points.




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