Today’s government: no longer for the people, by the people

Today’s government: no longer for the people, by the people |  Government is necessary because if people are left unchecked will do bad things. The government is entirely composed of unchecked people. | image tagged in jim halpert explains,government,corruption,congress,bad people,memes | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Today’s government is more of a “Do as I say, not as I do” type. They have forgotten the purpose of representing the ideals of the people.
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If our representatives do not represent us they must be voted out. Problem is you have people who no longer believe in individual accountability and freedom and desire an all powerful nanny state that dictates every aspect of our life including what words can be used when you are allowed to come out of your house etc.
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The idea that "government is necessary because if people are left unchecked (they) will do bad things" is antithetical to the principles of the Enlightenment and the founding of the United States.

It presumes that people NEED to be ruled by...other people!

Good meme.
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That’s true, but we don’t need to be ruled. We need to be represented.
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We don't even NEED to be represented. But more importantly, our representatives are, at best, our peers, sent to represent OUR interests...and instead, they represent their own.
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Thanks. It amazes me how willing people are to hand over their power and be ruled. It's why the United States is so unique in world history. People just want to be told what to do, because it's so much easier.
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Even the judges and public prosecutors are out of control now.
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Take the Articles of Confederation (1777-1787) for example: the government was intentionally made to be weak, and leave people unchecked. Shay's rebellion happened during those years, and the Articles couldn't efficiently put it down.

After that, the Constitutional Convention (1787) developed a way for the government to be made stronger, but still preserve individual freedoms, such as the ones listed in the bill of rights. A rebellion similar to Shay's rebellion called the whiskey rebellion soon broke out, but the government was strong enough to put it down this time.

This proves the first point made in this meme.

As for the second point: the Constitution was not written with political parties in mind. In fact, George Washington himself in his farewell adress said that political parties would only bring political disunion and corruption. This has been the case with government for most of American history, starting with patronage implemented by John Adams, continued by Andrew Jackson's Spoils System, and immortalized by Ulysses Grant's rebirth of the spoils system.

In short: until people think for themselves instead of following major political parties, the government will remain comprised of unchecked politicians.

Thanks for reading : )
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TL;DR

The points made in this meme are undoubtedly historically accurate
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