Survey: Most Americans believe government broken

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  1. Blake Bowden

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  2. JTM

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    i'm one of them.
     
  3. JTM

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    gees.
     
  4. Wingnut

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    the system isnt broken

    the morons running it are (not a new problem either before someone gets all partisan on me)
     
  5. drapetomaniac

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    Actually I'd say the citizenry is. We put these people in office over and over again.
     
  6. Dave in Waco

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    I would agree that the system of government is broken, and has been for some time. And in saying that agree, I feel like Bro. Rich that a lot of it has to do with the citizens. We as citizens have failed to take power over our government and have been content to let it take power over us.
     
  7. js4253

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    I agree, we have become complacent. We just sit back and think someone else will fix the problem. I think NOW is the time for the silent majority to get involved. We need to VOTE our way to better representation.
     
  8. Dave in Waco

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    I agree.
     
  9. Wingnut

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    Its not that hard to get involved, and like Masonry, in most cases you have to ask THEM not wait to be asked to get involved.
     
  10. JTM

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    who's ready to go fix some governments?

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  11. jonesvilletexas

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    Our system of government is the best there is, but as with any thing man is involved with there is always room for improvement. The people in office have lost our trust for the most part and should be removed at the poles. That is the difference in our form of government, we can do that.
    GOD BLES AMERICA.
     
  12. Dave in Waco

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    You are exactly right. Our Forefathers are wise enough to give us the tools to fix our government without having to fight a war or resort to a military coup to change it. That is again why we are citizens are as much to blame as those in office, because we have the right, or as Jefferson would put it, the duty to correct it.
     
  13. JTM

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    perhaps best in existence today? i would say that the govt they made 200+ years ago was the best, but it certainly has gone downhill since then.

    and i'm not sure why you're proud of the government though... the forefathers saw it as a necessary evil, not something to be proud of. i'll be proud of the american people, what they've done, things like that... but the government, even in the best form possible, still detracts from our accomplishments. what i do well, the government taxes. what we do worst, the government subsidizes. there's no way i can be proud of that.

    you say "god bless america." I say "god bless the american people"
     
  14. Wingnut

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    Looks like my closet...
     
  15. JTM

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    you have south africans in your closet? how terrible.

    :)

    edit: now that i'm looking at that picture again, i think they are about to destroy those guns with the bulldozer in the background.
     
  16. Wingnut

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    yes I believe your right, but looks like about how many I have (in my dreams)
     
  17. Dave in Waco

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    Is it me, or have you noticed that Masons are not only armed with information, but literially armed? Maybe it's just our Texas heritage showing through. LOL
     
  18. JTM

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    very smart of us to be imo :)
     
  19. JTM

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    hah, me too.
     
  20. Dave in Waco

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    You'll get no arguement from me on that. I usually keep a small armory at my house.
     

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