- Apr 2010
- T'Republic of Yorkshire
Government oversight of government is hardly absurd or radical. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes.If someone's response to govt corruption is a desire for more govt control and oversight, then what happens when that larger govt organization, now way more powerful then before, becomes corrupt too? At an even higher level of govt, with even more power? That person is then feeding the beast. The problem isn't the govt at that point, its the person wanting more govt, thinking it will solve the problem. And at that point, they didn't just ask for it, they deserve it. Because some people just need to learn hard lessons the hard way.
Of course they existed for a reason. They didn't come into existence in a vacuum.Govt exist for a reason, but it doesn't mean a logical, rational, or ethical reason. Are you suggesting Hitler's Nazi led govt existed for a reason? Mao's China? Kim's North Korea?
And the systems in democratic countries is supposed to prevent that. Your own system has multiple checks and balances designed to stop precisely that.The concept of limited govt existed because individuals recognized what happens when individuals have with unchecked power in tyrannical govt. As people forget, they have to learn the hard way why. We're in that cycle now, absolutely. But considering the level of the govt now, their control (especially now in the age of information), I wonder how hard it will be to shed that yoke in the future. Maybe ask them in China?