Ours was a government of the people intended to serve the needs of the people.
We have chosen to outsource our government to private enterprise somehow believing that government is inefficient. We pay taxes to support that enterprise and we pay directly for the services. We have a mercenary army that profits from sustaining war. We have a prison system that profits from increasing crime. We have a court system that profits from increasing convictions. We have a police system that profits from more arrests. We have banks controlling our money supply and lawyers controlling our public policy. We have private education that profits solely from government loans and HMO's controlling our health care.
When efficiency is measured by profit, then humanity has no value; family has no value; community has no value; the environment has no value. How much less government can we tolerate.
Paula M Overby, changing the dialogue of American politics