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  •  American enterprise has always been keen to (10+ / 0-)

    suckle at the public teat. Our private sector entrepreneurs regard with jealous lust the guaranteed revenue stream enjoyed by public corporations because of their ability to tax. Also, they envy the captive market that public corporations supposedly enjoy.
    On the other hand, our modern day Congress, which is antagonistic towards the people they are supposed to serve, for the simple reason that for two centuries they could ignore that obligation since most of the public hadn't a clue what was being done in their name, the Congress resents the Postal Service, not just because it's one of their obligations to supervise, but because the Postal Service is tasked with honoring individual privacy and may not intercept communications without a warrant. Congress is not keen about citizens communicating privately. After all, they might be plotting the removal of their unjust stewards. Private corporations are not limited, as are governmental bodies, by the restrictions of the Amendments to the Constitution. So, private corporations can snoop to their heart's delight and, the courts have agreed, pass on any information to their public servants to assist their ability to "legislate" -- i.e. pass laws to restrict the nuisance citizenry.
    Since the legislative branch can't wage war on the citizenry directly, Congress is into deprivation. If the citizenry is not compliant, it will be deprived of assets and rights, until it gets the message. Since it is apparently not enough for Congress to shirk its obligations to provide for the general welfare, they'll have to resort to sequestration and deprivation until the message gets through.
    The lust for power has infected many breasts in a bi-partisan manner.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 01:06:30 AM PST

    •  That and the Junkets that FedEx and UPS send (5+ / 0-)

      Congress members on. The oil companies aren't the only ones who own Congress.

      Impeach Norquist!

      by kitebro on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:47:07 AM PST

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    •  It seems to me the Congressional (1+ / 0-)
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      members into deprivation do not understand history:

      Since the legislative branch can't wage war on the citizenry directly, Congress is into deprivation. If the citizenry is not compliant, it will be deprived of assets and rights, until it gets the message.
      Isn't this what England tried to do to those upstart colonists across the pond? How is that working for them?

      Sometimes I think we'd have better luck with the quality of our congress if we pulled names out of a hat.

      I am much too liberal to be a Democrat.

      by WiseFerret on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:49:21 AM PST

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