Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
The government isn't supposed to be a "master" - it's supposed to be a body of representatives for "we the people."
You can't defend the ideology that gave us Citizens United and then complain about the outcome.
A government capable of giving you everything you need is equally capable of taking your rights away. What difference does it make to them at that point? You are completely dependent on the system and will have no incentive to oppose it.
That is what you are proposing. You are arguing for a gigantic federal government that determines how much you make, how long you work, where you live, who you work for, what benefits you get, when you get these benefits, what stores you buy from, what you can buy in those stores, who you can marry, how many kids you can have, what schools those kids can go to, who those kids will learn from (wont be you. gov't knows best), what you can eat, what you can drive, what temperature you keep your home, what you can watch, what you can read, what surgeries you can have and at what age you no longer qualify for those surgeries, what religions you can practice, what you can say, who to vote for.
Governments do not give up power. Its nice to think that "our government wouldnt do that", but that is a total lie. They would in a heartbeat. So you trade your individual authority for government authority to fix the real problems of crony capitalism, and wind up less free because of it. But hey...you get "free" broadband now.