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Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?

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Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?

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Lorddave

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Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?
« on: April 18, 2010, 11:16:53 AM »
Just a curious little thought I had.
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frozen_berries

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Re: Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 11:21:53 AM »
I believe the government is just an illusion.

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Johannes

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Re: Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 11:28:34 AM »
yes

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Re: Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010, 11:34:51 AM »
They are to some extent.

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Catchpa

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Re: Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010, 11:52:19 AM »
Not really. I trust my government and have seen nothing to incrimimate it.
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grogberries

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Re: Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2010, 12:11:32 PM »
Democratic governments suffer from voter apathy (which can be manicured by people elected in office to stay in office). I think there is not enough citizen participation in government in which I live in. The problem could be part of the people and also part governmental. If the politica process is confusing, it will deter people to be engaged. I do think that people in governmental offices like to use this to their advantage as well.

The lack of responsibility for civic duty and reliance on private companies to solve basic public problems is a problem. I don't think evil is an appropriate word, but I would say that the government as it is now neglects a large part of the population because they are not active in the political process. This is a problem in local, state, and federal branches of government.
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Re: Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 07:45:47 PM »
Yes.

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Lorddave

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Re: Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010, 07:49:50 PM »
Only 16 votes and the results are... interesting.  I wasn't expecting them at all.
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Re: Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 08:59:57 PM »
I think stupidity is causing much more problems with the government rather then corruption. although I think these past couple of years it has been going more towards corruption.
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Re: Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 11:38:40 PM »
Corrupt? Yes. Evil? Nobody is completely evil, and everybody is evil to some degree.
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Eddy Baby

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Re: Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2010, 12:32:36 AM »
Almost all governments are corrupt to some degree.

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Re: Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2010, 02:04:35 AM »
No government in existence has ever set out with the intention to be an evil government.  No elected official ever runs for office wanting to be evil.  They only appear evil by the standards upon which we judge them. 

Was Hitler evil? Most would agree, but not him.
Are communist governments evil?  Capitalistic governments say so.
Was Genghis Khan evil?  Why wasn't Caesar?

Re: Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2010, 02:05:38 AM »
Corruption, stupidity and apathy go hand-in-hand-in-hand. When you have an uneducated, apathetic population its very easy for the government to begin a downward spiral ending in oppression, corruption and maybe (hopefully) revoloution.
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Lorddave

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Re: Do you think Government is corrupt and evil?
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2010, 04:02:28 AM »
Corruption, stupidity and apathy go hand-in-hand-in-hand. When you have an uneducated, apathetic population its very easy for the government to begin a downward spiral ending in oppression, corruption and maybe (hopefully) revoloution.

I think we need to ask if it's corruption and oppression or just that the people who get elected are similar to the people who elect them?
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