Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Where We're At
Representatives in government who declare their hatred of government are declaring their hatred of the people, because in a democracy the people are the government. Representatives in government who have nothing to say but "no taxes" are either indulging in the fantasy that the things that only governments can do (maintain justice and equity, ensure security, promote general welfare) can somehow be done without paying for them or they are simply starving governance of funds precisely to demolish it because they hate it, after all. In California the two thirds rule gives real abiding power to the destructive feudal force of the ignorant malicious minority of Movement Republicanism here in the most populous progressive state of the Union, one of the top ten economies in the world. Our citizens are better informed about, better organized for national politics than the politics of our own State, and look what a state it's in.