Confronting the false story of government
As much as we get told that the government exists to serve us, we’ve seen that it’s often quite the opposite.
Those in power clearly see us – the people – as the servants of the system. They see themselves as ruling over us, rather than being employed by us.
This attitude can be seen in the constant expansion of government. Every year it seems more money is spent, more regulations are added, and more freedom is taken. Those in government get high wages and job security, while the rest of us are left to fight in an increasingly weak, unstable, and unpredictable economy.
This is why we must be willing to question the very basis of government, and not just accept that those in power have our best interests at heart. Look past the rhetoric and the talking points, and consider who the system really benefits.
Those in power don’t want those questions asked, that’s why we are constantly told to “trust the government” and are lectured on how much good government can do. Meanwhile, our financial freedom and independence gets taken away from us, concentrated in the hands of a small elite.
As much as the government talks about supporting freedom, their actions say the opposite. If they really supported freedom they would give us more of our money back, and trust us to make our own decisions. They would reduce regulations and empower individuals and local communities to thrive.
But that’s not what they’re doing.
The size of our government as a percentage of GDP has reached 41%, which only continues to grow under the massive spending of the current government.
Instead of empowering us, they seek more and more power at our expense. Unfortunately for us, more government means less freedom.
Until we begin to question and push back at the failing big government ideology, we will continue to fall further and further behind our full potential.
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