Way Up North: Going Galt?: "Do you know what life would be like under a truly free, Constitutionally-limited government?
No, you don't. Frankly, none of us do. We have an idea, but that's all. The bureaucracy has been growing beyond need, beyond reason, for well over 100 years. No one alive remembers what it was like to be truly free, in the way our Founders intended.
But while you imagine and desire life under such a system, we must also understand that one election is NOT going to turn this thing around. It took a long time for us to wander so far off track; it will take a long time to return. Many a Himalayan mountain of red tape would have to be untangled, and there are hundreds of thousands of employees who would lose their jobs. Such a dismantling would be ugly, and unpleasant, for a time."
This post is worth reading. I would also point out that in the revolutionary war, the Americans lost one percent of their population in battle. To put it in real terms, that would be the equivalent of losing about three million people out of our current population of approximately 300 million. The importance of having the luxury of taking our country back through the electoral process cannot be demonstrated any better than by that number.
(Thanks to Mr. Morris for the correction.)
"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's."~