Alright, I didn't read all the arguments here, but I get the general idea. I voted "Just partly...", but for the opposite reason as it appears most people have. I don't know about other countries, but I think the US government is a fine system. Of course it has a handful of major problems that the Founding Fathers could never have taken into consideration. The first is the Judiciary branch, which is odd in the fact that it allows a small group of individuals to make binding decisions for the entire country. The second is the media, which has taken the right to free speech a little too far; sure they can say what they want, which is good, but far too often they present only their version of the story, touting it as fact. This leaves many people who think they know about all this corruption and all in the government, etc. in the dark as to the true state of things. And a third, which is technically legal, though against the spirit of the Constitution, is the formation of a "Big Government," forbidding states from making certain decisions for themselves (the intent of United STATES of America). Examples include allowing abortion, gun ownership, and seceding from the Union.
So I support most of the government's decisions, especially ones protecting the safety of our country an that of others, such as the war in Iraq. I do not support political pandering, double-talk, laws that support these, or biased media, such as the so-called Global Warming crisis.
Sorry, just to clarify (oh for an "edit" button...): I oppose abortion, support gun ownership of all kinds, and support the ability to secede from the Union if necessary. I didn't word the original sentence very well.
I think our loocal MLA (the guy we send to our provincial govt, or you americans.) is a tool. He came to our school to participate in a political forum, and for his opening statement, he read aloud from his parties propaganda pamphlet. Whn the 3 minuites was up, he stopped in the middle of a sentance. It was lame. When he answered questions, he read off a sheet of prepared answers, no dought typed up by his secretary, who made sure to cover all the "hot topics". It was totally lame...
I just think that when heres government (Brasil) stop being busy trying just to be longer in power and increasing their power while stealing our taxes money, that is much more expensive and more taxes than in the USA.
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I will never hand over control of my thoughts,or allow an unknown entity control over my life,I will not take for granted that these self serving scumbags have mine or my brothers and sisters intrests at heart!!!
definitiv glaube ich an garnichts, nicht an religion und nicht an politik ... und wenn ich mir so anhöre wie großkotzig sarkozy behauptet atom-u-boote zu bauen mit atomraketen darauf die peking erreichen könnten, oder die aktuellen ereignisse in tibet betrachte, kann ich nur sagen: Denkt mal drüber nach wie sich das hier auf der welt entwickelt! Enttäuschend das sich kein politiker der welt zu solchen dingen äußert, oder gar präventiv handelt wenn sich solche tendenzen zeigen!
One of the things that seems to pass the time when talking with my friends at collage is discussing how unfair, illogical, and often incredibly foolish some decisions to do with law are made. (However these are largely to do with crime sentences and the prison system). I trust the government to do the greater good, to keep control, to make us safe in every respect. However it is near impossible to not notice their flaws. But then, who is perfect?
Some things are corrupt, but I guess there must be a good reason to create elusions. Though we must remember that the media and politics are separate and some things are maybe lost in translation.
I have no power, I do not want it. I have no choice but to trust my government and I have faith with our world leaders, there is, after all, no other option.
Denn die Politiker scheren sich einen Dreck darum was die Leute wollen!
Außerdem verstoßen sie selber gegen Gesetze... ab und an fliegt dann was auf, und kurze Zeit später ist es wider vergessen! Und die meisten "Skandale" kommen wahrscheinlich sowieso nicht raus!
Ich habe auch nicht das Gefühl, dass da zukunftsträchtige Arbeit geleistet wird! Von den Möglichkeiten die Deutschland eigentlich hat wird nur ein Bruchteil genutzt! Das liegt aber natürlich auch mit an den Bürgern...
Mir macht es wirklich Angst was die Politik da treibt!
I live in Canada... even here government is imperfect. Our federal government does a lot of good, but like any human institution, it fails now and again, regardless of who is in power. I would probably like to see more help for the poor and the downtrodden, while at the same time greater protections for those without any voice... and a few items that a social conservative like myself could appreciate.
Nuja, wenn ich mir so anhör, was Politiker und Manager an Steuern hinterziehen, mach ich mir schon sorgen...dürfen Menschen, die eigentlich mehr Geld haben als sie ausgeben können (wortwörtlich) sowas wie Gier überhaupt noch besitzen ? Ich traue der Deutschen Politik nich so ganz, die Bürokratie hat ja wirklich überhand genommen, Entscheidungen werden sehr langsam gefällt, bis überhaupt was passiert, nuja, so wie in Amerika will ichs auch nich unbedingt haben, aber da wird wenigstens etwas gemacht.
I have to say i agrre with alot of the government. they do get a few things wrong, but thats all anyone gets remembered for really. Id rather have our government than the american one (NHS is the biggest reason for this) as, despite what they get wrong, if they did everything badly noone would vote for them
Because I live in a country where a million men, women and children can march against war and not be heard. Because I have a government who cares more about league tables and headline grabbing targets than it does about improving vital public services for those that need them. Because I have a government that wants the legal right to track my every move and lock us up without charge on the mearest suspicion of wrong doing.
I have a government that makes me be ashamed to be British.
The US government... is horrible. Everything has gone down hill. I don't feel safe, and I don't feel free. I really swear... who ever is elected president this year is going to have to fix a lot of problems... emphasis on the a lot.
Depends on what it is. Right now, they are far too large. And take too many taxes. If the Government was downsized, to say, the size it was when it was formed, it would cost us less, and I think the citizens of this country would get it through their thick ass skulls that they need to take care of themselves, and the government shouldn't take care of them.
First, I have to say that despite the numerous issues, we have more freedom under the American system than in many other countries. Right now we just have a lot of bugs to work out of the system.
Overall, I don't trust the government or what they say because most of them are in it for the money and/or the power. You have a few good souls in there who are trying to do the right thing and follow a course that is best for the country, but they tend to get shunted aside or denied positions of influence.
I think you have to take what the government says with a grain of salt because they promise you the moon, but never tell you exactly how you're going to fly. They implement numerous programs and expect things to get better by pouring more and more taxpayer dollars into those programs when all the evidence screams that that's not the answer. When the government sticks it's nose into something, things tend to get inefficient, more expensive, and you get poorer results.
I don't have the time, room, or patience to get into everything right here because my concerns or problems with the government vary from issue to issue. My only advice is to think for yourself, find out information on your own, and then decide whether or not to believe your government.
I feel that war, as gruesome and gratuitous as it may be, is an economic necessity. I am a firm believer in the fact that we are where we are because of WWII and the cold war. Electronics companies are a great example. Look at how many people use cell phones. That is derived from the military's need to have on-battlefield communication from superiors to the front line.
Unfortunately, the war is over. The war's objective was achieved, "ending tyranny" and remove the regime. Now it's a reconstruction "effort." That's a load. Troops aren't nation builders. They are object oriented task fulfillers. Watching them sit there waiting to get killed is just unacceptable. I've never seen such a waste of the might of America. The brave men and women who we our freedom have the right not to just sit there like that.
Bush is a doofus, check out "governor bush vs president bush" on youtube.
even though our govt isint always right i still have to give the credit that they have kept everything together and with our system of constant checks and balances in the gov, in the people and in the media i think everything holds pretty well
i do support the govt in what they do even if they are wrong because there is nothing worse than the followers leaving a leader out to dry
i may not agree with everything but like i said things work themselves out in out 1 of a kind system
No becuz one of our politicans (Geert Wilders, who creates a movie against the islam) has been called a racist for making that movie (which hasnt been showed to anybody...) Our goverment is starting to cencor things becuz they are affraid of the islam... I HATE scared ppl in the goverment..