I know of one way in which an individual can have power over the government by being a part of the system rather than working against it — it’s called jury duty.
As a human being, I can’t think of anything more important than having rights and having them respected.
Under the guise of ‘too big to fail,’ federal officials have given huge sums of taxpayer money to financial institutions, which interestingly enough, an odd number of federal officials worked for these very same institutions prior to working in the administration.
The government has the power to do just about anything, from taxing you a few percentage points, to taking thousands of dollars with income or property taxes, to imprisoning you and even in some cases, taking your life.
I cannot think of a more important document when it comes to politics, our rights, and what the United States stands for than the United States Constitution.
Though our celebration was simple — healthy conversation over a delicious home-cooked meal — I am humbled to consider the condition of life outside the civilized world.
The age-old dichotomy between individual freedom and security from government control is the root issue surrounding the limits on government power.
Without changes, spending for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid would dramatically increase the budget deficit and debt.
As Americans, we expect the government to stay out of our personal lives. Unfortunately, government on both sides of party lines is having trouble doing so.
The United States has been living outside its means for quite some time now. I think most people are probably aware of this to some extent, but I’m not sure everyone understand the consequences.
American government spending has grown exponentially over the past 50 years. In 1930, the Gross Domestic Product of the United States was $91.2 billion and total federal spending was $11.9 billion.