Two Thoughts on Government

This video is what the Democratic Party used to open its convention in Charlotte, NC last week:

The Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To

Here, on the other hand, is the Preamble to our Constitution:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

So.  Do we work for government, or does government work for us?  Do we belong to government, or does government belong to us?

Ronald Reagan answered this in his inaugural address in January 1981:

We are a nation that has a government—not the other way around.

We’ll take a step toward deciding this—again—in November.

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