America for sale to the highest bidder

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    Privatization works as long as you don't get a greed factor going. It is like government, medicine, unions or any other venues to facilitate commerce. The problems occur when the corrupt are not kept in check properly.
     
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    Most of the problems the U.S. faces would be far more moderate if the voting public treated citizenship as a verb instead of ignoring their responsibilities and just sitting around waiting to vote for whoever does the best job of feeding them what they want to hear. We know for a fact from the studies of hours spent on just staring at TV every week they have far more than enough time to spend on it at all levels, local ,state, and federal, but they don't, and the government represents those who do spend their time on it, and it's rather ignorant to expect any other results than what we are getting; the government really does reflect the people and culture it governs, and that is true all over the world, not just here. I don't see any way worshiping some ideology or other like a cult is going to be 'better'.
     
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    It is not always a matter of just having time to spend. There are a lot of factors that are playing a part in what is happening around the globe and in this country that are unseen or people are unaware of them.
     
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    I take it English is not your first language.....
     
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    Of course. If you haven't already read it, you might like F.A. Hayek's The Fatal Conceit; he discusses at some length the effects of culture, religion, and the myth of the 'rationalism' fantasy, and his opinions on why some cultures fail and others succeed, and why theology is still important for that reason. He's another agnostic, like Hegel, so it's not about superstition, just some astute observations about political adaptability and a common morality, that sort of stuff; another topic, and worthy of a thread by itself.
     

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