Sunday, March 13, 2005

Is Our Government Ours?

I'm not going to get into specifics, but something made me ask "Is our government ours?" today. It seems to me that somehow the government and the people at some point in time have become separate entities.
Perhaps it always was this way, was actually intended to be this way, and I'm just a bit naive for buying into the ideal America of our perfect founding fathers I was sold in the public school system. It was such a nice story though about utter honesty, liberation, majestic bombs bursting in the air. I just have all of these Disneyesque images of wise and intelligent men in polite debate about the future of this country. Ben Franklin flying a kite, George Washington and his Father's cherry tree, or perhaps Thomas Jefferson's immortal words like, "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." Too bad we couldn't bring Jefferson back from the dead, or maybe his campaign promises were just as likely to come true as today's politicians.
Rage Against the Machine sings "We gotta take the power back."
I'm just not so sure we ever had it to begin with.

'Derogatory

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

when i clicked on your e-mail at the profile page it did not work. Oh well, It's not like I even know what the fuck is going on. I wanted to rant about the government but the wierd girl who blinks a lot is in the computer lab. so maybe another time.

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