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Can Government Do Anything Well?

Joe64 Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 12:15 PM
Best article I've read in a while and he even threw in a plug for his book.... I have been saying the same things. We give up too much power to the government and look to them for solutions. The government did not make America great, it was the the people who made it great and the government just takes credit for the works of the people. Never forget that... It is WE THE PEOPLE who make this country and it is about time that we remind our broken government of that fact. WE THE PEOPLE need to spend a little time fixing our broken government now... The power is in our hands not the governments, we just need to make changes on many levels in order to put the train back on track...

I'm suspicious of superstitions, like astrology or the belief that "green jobs will fix the environment and the economy." I understand the appeal of such beliefs. People crave simple answers and want to believe that some higher power determines our fates.

The most socially destructive superstition of all is the intuitively appealing belief that problems are best solved by government.

Opinion polls suggest that Americans are dissatisfied with government. Yet whenever another crisis hits, the natural human instinct is to say, "Why doesn't the government do something?"

And politicians appear to be problem-solvers. We believe them when they say, "Yes, we...