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No Omnipotent Government--Just We the People

In the beginning of the country, there were NO GOVTS. to build roads. Basically, the guys at the taverns/tollhouses collected money from people who stopped there & gave it to another guy in town to go get some tools to hand out to the locals whose turn it was to work on the new road that week. If someone stayed at these inns and the road stopped there but they wanted to continue on, they handed them a tool & said have at it! So, the conservative argument is that there is no magic "government" that did all this work to "pave the way & provide a means" as you say. Government is NO more than any corporation, it IS the people. There is no chicken or the egg argument of who did it first--we do not believe there is a such thing as an omnipotent government that magically knew what ingenious men & women would need to succeed & beneficently provided. Men & women worked together with each other to make their way in this land, often gathering money we call taxes to pay other men and women to do the work for them. Now days that work is often over budget and way beyond schedule and shoddy because the men and women of the country have paid corrupt men and women they elect, via taxes & DEBT incurred, to pay others via welfare to NOT do the work for them in a timely and effective manner in order to buy votes.
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The Enemy Within

A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable for he is known and carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself... for the traitor appears no traitor: He speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their faces and their garments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the souls of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is to be less feared. — Cicero

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