The people of this country, taking the attitude of “I am not interested in politics”, violate their right to self governance. It is so easy to ask why does our government spends more than it makes and blame others for this spending. However, our government is a Republic that represents the will of the people through elected Representatives.
Those of you who have no interest in politics, do not involve yourselves in simple participation by even writing or calling Representatives, do not deserve the right to complain. Our country is based on participation of a free people in the determination of their paths. It is based on involvement of the people to correct the wrong done by the elected Representatives through the vote, through constant pressure on those elected, through expulsion through legal methods, and at times force. When someone says the government does this and does that they are referring to themselves because the people are the government. The spending increases beyond revenues because those who are recipients of the spending have the ear of the political elite.
Yet, all could change tomorrow by the people taking their responsibility to govern and take hold of the ears of the political elite. It is not the corrupt politicians, the Unions, the banks, the illegals, the tyrannical few who have led to the destruction of this great country called the United States of America. It is destroyed by those who have no interest in politics, thus no interest in determining their own path of freedom and accepting their responsibility of self governance for themselves and those that follow. You might as well hand the government the shackles to be placed on your ankles because slavery is at the end of the path.
“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” – Frederick Douglass