A fortified refuge for parasites.
Legitimatized form of
Rule by committee and
Meddlers who are
successful in convincing many they know best.
engine’ that binds people together in common pursuits.
An impediment to
progress when bloated with mediocrity espousing the status quo.
A haven for vanities,
unbridled covetousness, sycophancies and displays of ‘power’.
Necessary recourse for
pooling funds to finance major projects such as mass
transportation, safety and defense.
with funds and power to regulate for the common good what the
people agree cannot be done privately.
their organized ‘functionaries’ who control resources in order
to redistribute them equitably or to hoard them … either
cementing a bureaucratic stronghold.
- Perhaps a ‘public
scorned’ by a public trust should become intolerant.
- Perhaps a united
people require informed, adamant, ‘detached’ direction.
leadership without empathy is spawned by a country without
‘governing bodies’ should periodically be pared down to
- Perhaps disaster
awaits the profligate who heeded not the tremulous voices of
- Perhaps 21st
century, awe-inspiring ‘bigness’ often undermines efficacy
- Perhaps the only
effective governing bodies are parochial; perhaps
accountability diminishes with distance.
- Perhaps the
belief that government can and should solve most problems
undermines self worth and initiative; perhaps the panacea of
government solutions is the icon of the indolent.
- Perhaps a
leadership’s preoccupation with image and a disregard for
substance erodes citizen motivation and fidelity; perhaps
political speeches must engender action or complacency will
- Perhaps we
dissemble the more we assemble; perhaps deception is
essential for cohesiveness; perhaps feeling secure is what
we want at any price; perhaps the more we relinquish for the
common good, the less we expect from ourselves.
ESSAY ON GOVERNMENT by EDWIN
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