Government “By The People”

So, are there any of you good readers who honestly believe that the government today in America is a government “By the People and For the People?” If so, can you explain the various department of Parks and Recreations?

For example, I can go to nearly any town in America and find some kind of “Parks and Recreation” department. And, as part of that department, I can find facilities that range from parks to ball fields to swimming pools. And in nearly all of those places, I can find signs and notifications that I must pay to use these facilities — and if I do not, I can be jailed or killed.

As an aside — please note that any and all government laws, regulations, and ordinances are backed with the threat of jailing or death. Yes, from the parking ticket to violent crimes, if any government order is disobeyed, you may be killed for it. For example, if I post a sign in my yard that is against a city ordinance, I may be killed (it has happened). If I trespass on a parks and recreation field and the police are called, I may be shot and killed. So feel free to argue this point, but you will be wrong — ALL government directives are backed with the threat of death, whether you want to admit it or not. If you don’t believe me, feel free to disobey a policeman when he orders you to do, well, anything.

But wait — that facility of the department of parks and recreation was built with my money — since I am one of the minority who actually pay income, property, sales, and every other tax imaginable. So I paid for the facility, yet I cannot use it. Therefore, I must not own it. If that’s the case, then who DOES own it? The obvious answer is that the parks and recreation department owns it. That means that this is not a government “By the People,” because there’s some other layer in there separate from “The People.”

I know, many will claim things like, “Oh, but the fees go to pay for the operation of the facility,” or “The fees don’t even cover paying the salaries of the people working there.” But that’s my point. There exists today a level of government that is not part of “The People.”

Am I suggesting that there should be no “Parks and Recreation” department? Well, if the organization is going to exist outside of “The People,” then yes, it should not exist. If some government department is going to build and operate any facility with my tax dollars, then they should do so — and then I should have complete and total access to the facility without any additional charges. They could demand proof of my residency, or evidence I pay taxes, but they should not charge me more to use it. If they cannot do that, they should not use my tax money to build something that I cannot use, and in fact, will be jailed or killed if I do use it (in violation of their orders, of course).

Of course, if we had a free society, this would not be an issue. And those who would claim that nothing would get built unless the parks & rec exists simply are living in a land of fear and denial.

Oh, how I yearn for freedom.

Gunline

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One Response to “Government “By The People””

  1. Blake says:

    “It is the natural function of Government to grow, and Liberty to recede.” This is why the “Parks & Rec depts. are so prevalent- they ALL want our money, and spend their time figuring ways to get it.