I've been thinking. We have a limited government coming. Whether it's from us voluntarily cutting things back or it's from us being unable to fund things because of the massive overspending or debt, there are going to have to be major cuts to government eventually. It's not sustainable long term. Obviously, they way it happens is a choice we will have to make, but I am not entirely sure we are capable of having a limited government right now. It's something I'd love to see. But there are so many people in society that have been conditions to handouts. Even those of us who don't take handouts get alot more from the Federal Government spending than we realize. In order to truly have a limited government, and to avoid the massive riots, death, and chaos that would come with an abrupt shift off the government teet, we need to be prepared. We need as many people as possible prepared. We need to be rooted as strongly as we can in reality. I supposedly have a pension with my job. I realized a while ago that it's not going to be likeley that Ill ever see a dime of that pension, because quite frankly, we won't be able to afford something. It's not why i took the job to begin with. As far as I am concerned, it's not money I will ever see. I've been thinking a bit about education as well. I don't think the public school systems are sustainable. The expenses they put out, the lack of results. I think we are going to need people creating some sort of afforable private schools. Off kids tuition or ways to work off their tuition. Something that doesn't involve government intervention. And the colleges are going to have to change too. I don't think the financial aid is always going to be available. And how feasible is it for people to pay tens of thousands of dollars for a degree only to end up working in retail when they get out of college? Believe me, I am for education. But the current set up doesn't really seem feasible. Nor does it seem right that people need to enslave themselves in debt for the next 10-20 years to pay off a degree they cant even get a job with. Especially when they can learn things by going to the library and reading books. Or through research online or personal experimentation. And then there are the people on the welfare roles. How do we take care of the people who geniunely need help without paying for all the people who are just mooching? I am convinced that we need individuals stepping up and doing alot more for their fellow man. We need to come up with these ideas and infrastructure now. Because I think we are running out of time. These current methods just arent sustainable. What kind of ideas do you have? What can we do to help others without the government? What can we do to take care of our needs without the government? And please dont make this into one group vs another. Because we are all in this together.