Political Motives

United States
October 5, 2012 9:29pm CST
A political party views their own motives as beneficial to the people and society while viewing other party's motives as self serving and suspect. Their interaction with each other (often bickering and rather cut throat) which strongly affects a country and people demonstrates human governing should be limited in size, reach and scope. Does history demonstrate this also or what do you think? Should the power of government be limited, or do you think government is a force for great good in the world?
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
6 Oct 12
Government is needed to keep order, but if the government is too big, you lose freedom.
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• United States
7 Oct 12
So simple a concept! but many seem to have forgotten..
@laglen (19783)
• United States
6 Oct 12
In my opinion, government should be very limited. There is a need for a united entity to provide for defense and infrastructure. Otherwise I think the rest should be left to the states.
@celticeagle (114503)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Oct 12
Everyone has their own ideas about what is best for the people. It should be limited and set up so that people rule not a governed power. History does show that power corrupts. History also shows that our government does a good job it just has to be with the right people voted in.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
8 Oct 12
“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.” James Madison
• United States
9 Oct 12
Smart guy, that James Madison!
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
9 Oct 12
Sure did understand human nature, didn't he? Guess he read the Bible and John Locke.
@musicman6 (2368)
• United States
6 Oct 12
bestboy is correct! One thing I know for sure, is that the government we have nowadays is not a force for the 'great good of the world'! We have too many rich greedy persons that control the government, and their main concern is not for the good of the people!