Here it is, another nauseating election year — demagogic grandstanding, election junk mail, false witnessing, general lack of integrity among the candidates, and of course the whining and bellyaching about "too much government." I feel a headache coming on. I'm sick and tired of it.
If you don't like government, here's a brilliant suggestion: Don't participate in it by voting. Why vote, no matter who you vote for, be it a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent or whomever — guess what — the government still gets elected. Even Ronald Reagan, who once said something about wanting to downsize government but still ran for president, obviously wanted it to be big enough for him to be in it — this caused him some mild amusement.
Besides, elected officials don't really run the country anyway. It is the people who are appointed by the elected officials to the various government posts (in partnership with private enterprise-corporate-capitalistic interests) who really run things from behind the scenes. Elected officials are just dupes. We have the form of democracy, but not the content.
So, unless you were a slave toiling in the cotton fields of the old ante-bellum south, or a 19th century American Indian confined to a reservation and forced to subsist on handouts, or were shipped off to Siberia for speaking out against the powers that be, or were a Jew in Nazi-occupied Europe in the early 1940s waiting in line to be gassed in a death camp, or even served in the military for a least four years, then please spare us that tired old song and dance about too much government!
Sure, our government is broke, but there is not too much of it. We fix it by taking it back from the rich and powerful, both domestic and foreign. It's our government, it belongs to we the people.