Ya know the biggest problem is we are now a democracy. Back in the day a bunch of smart fellers (aka the founding fathers) set up a republic. Back then we only got into wars if someone directly picked on us (the Brits). We kept our nose out of world affairs for the most part. Little or no trouble up until we decide states rights are no longer important but a big and over powering federal government is the need. Since then we have fought a civil war, WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Panama, Gulf War, Afghanistan, and back to Iraq. Also we decided who needs senators that are chosen by the states to represent them in the federal government the people need to have the say. We can go on with failed programs like social security, medicare, and so on to name some of the stuff we have failed at. We want to redistribute wealth i guess so the poor can buy goods made in china cause they got laid off by an employer that can't afford to keep them on cause his taxes went up. In the end we are the problem cause we were bought this load of bull hook line and stinker. I really don't think any of us truly trust our government and rightfully so as they try to regulate ever aspect of our life. I wonder though why a neighboring county over in WV is the poorest county in the US they vote democrat so the government pours money into there. Yet it's still poor cause the people haven't figured out one thing and one thing only nobody is gonna take care of self but self. So in summery i guess my rant is more about us perpetuating the idea of democracy and how great it is when truly the problem is that is allows the idiot with the most money to serve and not the man or woman who has the better ideas and is more qualified.