Learning To Love You More




Assignment #61
Describe your ideal government.

Jeff Harrington
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA



In my mind, the ideal government is one that is run on mutual trust. If you look around today, you can see that many of the big problems in our country come from a lack of trust between the people and the many representatives of the government. This ideal government could really only be started in the past, due to the fact that many people don't seem to trust the government and vice versa during our present. I think that one of the reasons we have so much violence and crime in our country is because no can see their connection to the whole of the nation. The ideal government would have a leader that inspired loyalty to the country. But, the government, in return, would stop tapping our phones and computers in a search for potential criminals and terrorists.
Another major component of this ideal government is a more organized labor and welfare department. John Smith had a great quote over in the colonies when he said, "If a man does not work, neither let him eat." This may apply differently nowadays, since women work as well. In that case, it would not matter whether it was a male or a female who was not working. They would still not be eating. In this government, temporary financial assistance could be applied for but case investigators would be way stricter and the applicant would have to pass a drug test. The problem is not with the drugs, I feel, but with the misplacement of priorities. If a person can't provide for themselves or their family, they should not be buying drugs. Of course, governments are multi-faceted and more complex than what I've just described, but these are things within our system I'd like to see changed someday.