I Love My Government

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  1. Emma B. says:

    I agree with your sentiment on a lot of levels. I think Republicans ignore many of the public services the government provides. It was especially evident in the healthcare debate and their belief that universal healthcare is “socialism”. Well, if that is socialism so are all of the other public services that you happily take advantage of. I don’t think republicans should “hate” government because it does provide a lot of public good.

    However, I am a little less optimistic about our government. Yes, in many ways our system works, but it is a long way and a lot of change from me loving my government. I see flaws in the voting system, why do we need an electoral college? This makes no sense to me, everyone’s vote should count. I don’t like how much corporations and big money control government; through campaign finance, lobbying, even control of Supreme Court Justices. Even though the second amendment prohibits it, religion still plays a large role in our government and science is undervalued. I think we need some very basic changes to our system before I start loving my government. There are actually some Northern European countries that seem pretty darn nice from a distance, but grass is always greener, right?

    I enjoy reading your blog, btw 🙂

    • Dan Billings says:

      Thanks for the comment, Emma! I’m glad you enjoy reading the blog. It’s really the best way for me to express myself, so I enjoy writing it. I think you make a lot of valid and interesting points on the flaws in the system. Definitely, nothing is perfect and there are a lot of problems. You’ve pointed out a lot of them.

      And that’s important in our system. So many individuals across the world couldn’t expose those flaws. There is so much we can do as a people when we work together and at its core, that’s government!

      Again, thanks for the comment. I appreciate it!

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