Monday, June 18, 2007

Why we have government:

Government should serve the same purpose as the teacher who watches the children on the playground.


Make just enough rules to keep the games fair.

Remind us of the rules.

Make sure nobody gets hurt too badly.

Deal with the cuts and scrapes.

Smack the Bullies.

Pass out hugs from time to time.


Is that too much? Anybody got something to add?

Peace,

Steve

5 comments:

  1. Excellent summary.

    Put in those terms, one problem I see is what do you do when the government becomes the teacher AND the head school yard bully, and organizes and enables the other school yard bullies?

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  2. Obligatory wingnut/libertarian (why differentiate?):

    Make just enough rules to keep the games fair.

    That's regulation and not part of the natural order! Markets! Markets!

    Remind us of the rules.

    That's totalitarian domination!

    Make sure nobody gets hurt too badly.

    Hurting other people is the American Way! If they get hurt, they weren't Christian/White/Working/Carrying a Bigger Gun!

    Deal with the cuts and scrapes.

    Markets!

    Smack the Bullies.

    Class Warfare!

    Pass out hugs from time to time.

    Liberal gay college professor indoctrination plot! Markets! Class Warfare! Crypto-gun-grabbers! Clash of Civilizations! Markets! Gasssdsdadasdsa!

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  3. Randy: Our system of government doesn't seem to be able to stand a sustained attack from within and that's a problem.

    I blame the conservative enabled takeover of the media and the conservative christian attacks on schools.

    We can't think and we don't have the information to make good decisions.

    Toby: You don't use enough complete sentences for me to know if you are being crazy or just sarcastic. For now I'll assume you are one trying to be the other.

    Anybody else have ideas?

    Steve

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  4. Anonymous12:50 PM

    ...and then goes and bombs other school yards to get rid of the other bullies, even though it meant wiping out the entire playground along with all the good kids in the process... and then to top it off they steal the kids lunch money (oil)

    JaHu

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