I would have to agree with you with regard to how Thomas Jefferson might feel about the current state of things. There are many truths in your statements.
The Corporatism which you speak of is,indeed,rampant however the problem lies more with the heavily lobbied politicians who allow certain breaks when enough “financing” has been received.the corporations do it because they can.
This problem spreads across the entire political spectrum which is why we need to pay careful attention to those whom we elect (and re-elect).
Thanks for reading and We appreciate your heartfelt comments once again.
The mixing of church and state, going into my bedroom, and telling my wife what she can and can’t do with her body. Even I can’t do that and Thomas Jefferson would never approve of this. America was founded because we have a right to privacy and the right to be secure in our own homes. While I do not have the responsibility to pay for private elective medical procedures that I consider immoral, I do not have the right to interfere with the private choices of others, which do not involve the government.
Huge multi-national corporations have the rights of an individual, and effect my life more than the government ever has. Yet they are too big to fail, and I pay to bail them out. Small retailers can not compete with Wal-mart, who is so big they get special deals from Chinese companies which are unavailable to others. Wall Street enriches itself with actions that destroys peoples lives and the economy. Yet, my party tells me they can not be regulated and controlled by the only institution which can match them in size, wealth, and power. The only proper role of Government is to do what we as individuals can not do for ourselves. We do not live in a capitalist society, we live in a corporate society, with the rich getting richer, the poor struggling to survive, and the middle class disappearing as they join the ranks of the poor. The former abuses of government are are greatly overshadowed, by these corporations which have no loyalty to any country, or people.]]>