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What is wrong with the US Government.

Our country is in such political turmoil right now, and it's all leading to a very big change. What this change is, I don't know. I'm speculating a change in primary parties of our country, while the party names "Democrat" and "Republican" may not change their goals and values will.

In my opinion, this is stemming from the loss of moderate politicians. In the past four years, a little before the first recession everyone in the government started moving towards much more extreme sides of the spectrum. Nowadays everyone is very conservative, or very liberal. This is why we aren't accomplishing anything in congress, and it's very childish how bitter everyone is towards each other. When sitting next to someone outside your party is taboo in congress, you know there is something very wrong. While these people may have different opinions it doesn't mean that they must hate each other to such extremes.

It reminds me of seeing how jocks and hipsters interact in my high school.

The defense bill that was just passed is a prime example of how fucked up our government truly is. Something as radical as that should never even make it to the executive branch, while I still consider myself fairly liberal (however, I've been on the fence about recognizing myself as a Libertarian for a while) this act is something that has been feared and theorized as the beginning of a communist rule on our country. In school I have read worst case scenarios of how our government will run in thirty years, and the way things have shifted this past year it is really appearing imminent.

Just imagine how insane it's going to get once people realize the concept of the "american dream" is dead and that where they are economically and socially now is where they will stay. When they have no hope of climbing higher on the social ladder they will FREAK THE FUCK OUT. I'm talking riots in the streets and shit....

Thinking about conspiracies and the such, this may be reasoning for this bill. Maybe it's a front to arrest people reacting to this? You decide....

Also, you need to think about the whole concept of the "dumbing down of society." Theories that the government will pump us full of mind altering drugs to make us all stupider and the such to keep people from revolting against the government. Think about how many kids are on ADD/ADHD meds right now. Being in a public school, I see first hand how Ritalin and Adderol are as common as candy, if you go to your doctor and complain that you can't concentrate- BAM you're prescribed. However, the long term effects of these drugs are well known. Especially the effect on the brain's natural reward system. These drugs wear out the brain and cause different mental disorders later in life.

These drugs are brainwashing the countries youth. I'm not one of those conspiracy theorist nutjobs, but it's the government that has made them so accesible to people.

The economy failing miserably is purely printing more money when you have nothing to back it. Every failed currency died when the government printed more money with nothing to back it, simply inflating it to ridiculous proportions. Just think of the German Mark pre-World War II. I'm scared that if the US Dollar loses it's standing as the world's reserve currency, or countries like Saudi Arabia no longer accept oil payment in USD the cost of oil will skyrocket inflating the price of every other good in our country. Just imagine what will happen when a gallon of milk costs $100.

A consumer-based economy CAN be successful, but only if you have something to back the money.

So what I want to hear is your own opinion on what is wrong with the country. Explain, debate, do whatever. Please be respectful of other posters opinions, we can debate peacefully without hurting feelings as long as people understand not to make this personal. That's what's wrong with congress, and we all know we here at SBF are above that.

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