"Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there."
P. J. O'Rourke
(1947-2022) US humorist, journalist, & political commentator
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(-: YEP ! ! !, one of my favorite constants ;-)
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Most catastrophes usually come to some kind of end but the one involving government just keeps growing and growing with no end in sight.
     -- Anon     
    As will be very much in evidence once "His Hopiness", the illegal President is finished destroying the economy and American values.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    As Washington said, "Government is not reason, it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servent and a fearful master".
     -- jim k, Austin     
    I would like to see the People rise up (for once in my life time) against this blatant takeover of our lives by the President and Congress. They are redesigning the country into a fiefdom and we are all serfs on our own land. It has been done many times throughout history when the government's standing army (i.e. police, FBI, DHS, ATF, IRS, DEA, FDA (yes, they are armed now), and more) are able to intimidate and coerce at the point of a gun and threat of imprisonment in order to make people obey unconstitutional statutes -- particularly those that require the people to pay and pay and pay forever -- and to accept more and more debt every year. We pay and pay, but it never pays off any debt -- but it does line the pockets of the ruling class. There are enough of us that are not "feeling good about government" and our numbers are growing. I think we might see some huge numbers making some big noises very soon!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    E Archer, excellent post. I do hope there will be an accurate accounting of this presidency in the history books because this is a pivotal point for America. It must be documented. No Texas text book board should be allowed to sugar coat this president, administration and congress and deceive recorded history. The only way to correct this corrupt aberration and usurption of power is to report the truth, the whole truth, so help us, Dear God.
     -- Carol     
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