This is the main reason why I was very unhappy with the Bush administration. I’m not so sure that bigger government is ever the right answer to anything. Sure, government does some things right, but there are so few things that they do right and so tremendously many things that they do wrong. I have personally experienced just how bad our government has been and have paid for my stand against them with my job as I was fired in retaliation for my attempts to stand up for the right thing and to speak truth to power after I blew the whistle on rampant incompetence, corruption, and Americans with Disabilities Act/OSHA violations in the Army government agency I was working for at the time, the Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky. I did manage to get them to investigate my allegations, but they simply made a "dog and pony show" of the investigation and then swept the whole thing under the rug. Then after waiting a couple of months to make it look like there was no connection, they fired me on very flimsy charges that they cooked up. They even reprimanded me for an incident in which I was verbally attacked and threatened with violence by one of their "chosen ones." I am currently fighting that situation through the Merit Systems Protection Board. But even this agency which is set up for making sure that civil servants get a fair shake has so far failed to do their job as has every government agency and department that was supposed to ensure government accountability along the path of my unjust persecution by government officials.
Our current United States government is one gigantic, bloated, out-of-control, redundant, incompetent, inefficient, and corrupt organization. I would venture to say that there are very few things that our government gets right. And this does not just apply to federal government. There are state and local governments all across this great land of ours that are a shame and embarrassment almost everywhere you look. There is one exception that I know of. In the town where I currently reside, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, which is just around the corner of Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace, the local government is surprisingly efficient (from my experience), and gets many things right. I see so many signs of a well-run local government, efficient police force, great improvements in traffic management, excellent road construction, wonderful parks that are well maintained, and the building of some world-class park facilities as well as an unbelievably well-done veteran’s monument. Perhaps some of my readers have seen examples of good government out there where you live. I would love to hear back from you on particularly good (and bad) examples of government that you have seen and experienced.
I pray that you will have a blessed day with God’s Boundless Love shining on you and giving you peace and joy.