This is a difficult question for me. In my eyes, the government has become too powerful in the areas where the people do not need it to be. They have too big a hand in big business and corporate welfare, as well as religious institutions and foreign relations. At the same time, they almost blatantly neglect the interests of the masses. While our government is busy helping the rich get richer and fighting wars for oil in foreign countries, there are millions of people starving on the streets, millions of people without health care (for now), millions of people being raped and abused, millions of people being denied basic human rights right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A.
The U.S. government is not by the people nor for the people. It is for international corporations. The U.S. doesnt even exist anymore. Its now the U.C.W., United Corporations of the World. The owners of the corporations do not really care for the American people, in fact they hate us. That is why they keep passing more and more laws to put us in prison and make us pay for it. Pretty soon you'll have to take a mandatory drug test just to leave your home. If your DNA shows any signs of nonconformity you will be put down.
I believe we've let our government become corrupt. Its become like a man with a life threatening disease. The longer we let him have that. The more he's going to die. And the less of a chance he's going to make it after getting his cure We need someone who will stand up for the people over business and government.
But the government is only as powerful as we want it to be. If we do not like how powerful they are than we should vote someone else into office. We had a chance to vote in someone that would do that but America decided to continue with someone that wants to control everything.
Yes, the government has become too powerful. The government has gotten too large and cumbersome to be effective anymore – it is out of control – and far too large for any one person to try to control anymore. The time has come for the United States to be divided into smaller territories, each autonomous and with its own government. Our current government has become bloated by layers and layers of greed, corruption and spending. The best way to reduce the national debt is to pare the government down, pare the salaries down to realistic levels, pare the insurance coverage down to what the rest of us have and pare the pensions down. It’s not Medicare and social security that are bleeding the country dry – it’s the overly big and powerful government that is spinning completely out of control.
In just 240 years, this government went from 13 independent colonies, to the birth of a central but greatly limited government, to a now huge, and powerful government that is rapidly growing each year. They now control every aspect of our lives, and are now on a fast track to become the tyrannical government in which we fought to win our independence from in the beginning. There's no way around it, power is either in the hands of the people or government. Right now, the pendulum has greatly swung in direction of government. The government has never practiced what it's preached, and has demonstrated horrible fiscal responsibilities, yet we allow them to control our paychecks, healthcare, businesses, personal property, the right to gun ownership, food, water, etc. Those who support the government being this powerful only degrade themselves, and prove the mighty dictator Woodrow Wilson correct when he said, "the masses must get their ideas very absolutely put, and are much readier to receive a half-truth which they can promptly understand, than a whole truth, which has too many sides to be seen all at once."
Don't allow these power hungry, selfish, politicians continue to use and abuse you. Quit allowing the media to influence your ideaology, and instead, use your own personal principles to help guide your personal philosophy, not someone else's. Learn from the many mistakes of other countries, who allowed their government to spiral out of control. It needs to stop moving in that direction, NOW.
Yes, the government has become too powerful, because the government has a law for everything. There are government laws about the metal in the rings I am wearing, the importation of my pants from China, the cable television I am watching, and everything else I can see in this room. The government should just let us live our lives.
Government should only perform three basic functions - national security, provide a uniform currency for commerce, and protect private property rights. We let our government become so big and powerful it now intrudes into almost every aspect of life. It's also an insatiable monster. Our elected leaders are playing the voters and citizens as fools. Vote them out. Demand publicly financed election campaigns and stop the crony capitalism that is sapping ordinary working people and vulnerable seniors.
When National Security Association (The NSA) spies on us by reviewing our calls, texts, emails, etc. They violate the 4th amendment which grants americans their privacy.
When we founded the U.S we were scared about having a super strong government that is why we set up the bill of rights in the first place to prevent from having a central government that was too powerful.
The Internal Revenue Service ( The Federal Government’s agency, that is in charge of collecting the taxes) used its power to audit (an inspection of financial accounts) and interfere with organizations that did not have the same perspective as the current presidential administration.
The Federal government requires each citizen to have health care regardless if the citizens wants it.
Because of this law the quality and choices will decrease due to the loss of free market control.
Obamacare is leaving it up to the IRS to regulate our health care instead of letting the health professionals make the decisions
The Government will have panels to ration health care
The federal government has chosen to use federal dollars that they have obtained from us to salvage failed businesses that have collapsed due to their bad practices. The leaders of the companies gained more money, while we paid to help salvage the business didn’t gain any money. In fact we were the people who were paying the bill.
The government is taking control of our businesses by making thousands of regulations.
The “Federal Register” are the published regulations for the U.S. Government agencies.
In 1936 the federal register had 2600 pages but today the Federal Register has more than 80,000 pages.
The largest edition of the Federal Register was published in 2008 and contained 79,435 pages and by 2009 they had individual books each containing over 80,000 pages of regulations. Over the years they have made more and more regulations that we have to follow.
The U.S food and drug administration is estimating that the food service industry will have to spend an additional 14 million hours each year just so they can follow the regulation that requires all vending machines and restaurants to provide the number of calories in all of their products that they sell. Do we really need to spend 14 million hours telling americans that if they eat certain foods they will get fat?
The government wants its hands all over our money. Money that we have earned. Tax tax tax! Why does the government need so much of our money to fix their problems? The government has cut spending on important programs such as Meals on Wheels for our elderly but enlarged spending on federal prison systems? You know the government doesn't increase spending on a program unless there is some kind of a benefit. Why do we have so many people in prison? Why is this government so powerful?! "WE THE PEOPLE" not we the GOVERNMENT. The government must not forget that they work for us and it is not the other way around.
American citizens depend way to much on gov aid and if it was any weaker, those dependent citizens would have nothing to depend on. Isn't the government there to provide for the people? If there was anymore power we would be in a dictatorship and if any less the people would overthrow the government. I believe that the gov has enough power to sustain the needs of the American citizens.
The people of this country have allowed the government to step in and give them the things they think they need given to them. Healthcare, food, shelter, and even work. The idea of America is in the population and if the people vote for a tyrant who speaks of goodwill and charity then they have created their own demise. Two options: Vote differently, or get involved!
Giving a government power is only dependent upon how the people give their leaders responsibility over the populace. In America, people elect their leaders. If the people want change, they can vote leaders out of office. Government is powerful only if people give them the power. Americans are more dependent upon government assistance, but that doesn't mean the government holds more power over the people.