You see, the founders knew that it was a double-edged sword, this government thing.
You arm officials with the power to protect you, but those officials have the same fallen human nature as everybody else. So who is to say that they won't use that power to oppress you? From Pharaoh, to Nero, to the Stuart kings, history teems with examples of despotic governments. Even the democratic republic the founders created had to be run by imperfect women and men. And thus, even it could turn into what Richard Henry Lee called an elective despotism. This issue extends into the interaction between citizens and corporations, and between citizens in our economy. If might makes right, if money decides all outcomes, meaning whoever has the money either makes the rules or wins when playing by the rules, then our society is not free.
So we must ask ourselves, how did we get here? I believe the system itself is brilliantly designed. Therefore, it must be how we interact with our government, with our economy, and with the law. I believe that part of our problem comes from the way that we are educated and raised. In school we are taught to obey, we are educated to become a cog in the industrial machine. But, my friends, that machine doesn't work so well anymore. We are taught to fit into someone else's dream rather than to pursue our own. In a job we are told what to do. In jobs and in school all we hear is, "Do as you're told." We are taught to think like an employee. We are taught to be a subservient citizen. We are just taught to obey.
Well, I say, out with the old and in with the new! Don't we all want to live free? Don't we all want to live equally with all of God's children? Don't we want love to rule, not hate? Don't we want justice, not power, to rule our lives? Of course we do. Of course we do. Well then, we must be the change that we desire. We must stop acting like employees. We must stop waiting for the government to reform. And we must reform the government.