Originally Posted by W*GS
Inside every hardcore right-winger is an admiration for authoritarianism.
And in every lefty there's a limitless capacity for sarcasm, yet a complete inability to detect it in others.
And trying to restrict things on the contribution side is a game of whack-a-mole.
The real problem is government influence in day-to-day life. If we didn't make it so profitable to curry government favor, people would spend far less to find it.
Power corrupts. This was well understood back in our early days. That's why our government was designed to limit and check its own power. The more power the federal government wields, the more corrupt it becomes.