Why governments need to be bigger

It is, quite simply, a question of numbers.

There are more people now. QED.

Oh: you want more?

More people means more resources required to satisfy the problems that the increased population creates.

Each person in government represents a certain number of people. A reduction in the number of people in the government means that each one of those people represents more people. ‘Smaller government’ equates to a reduction in effective democracy. And from what I’ve seen, that’s what’s been happening.

Our courts, for example, have been struggling for years under increasing levels of cutbacks brought about, originally, by the so-called ‘credit crunch’ of 2007/2008 and the ensuing period of ‘austerity’ (during which, oddly, the wealthiest got wealthier still: can someone please explain to me why we put up with that?). This led inexorably to a reduction in the number of criminal cases being conducted. This has meant that a great many more perpetrators are not taken to task for the crimes they commit: instead, they go free; many of them on legal technicalities. Which has resulted in an increase in crime; the perps, quite naturally, have taken advantage of the societal governance vacuum.

Who are these people who lead the call for ‘smaller government’? Are they, perhaps, criminals themselves? My limited understanding leads me to believe that this must be so, because common sense dictates that we need more resources applied to the problems that we face: we need more representation, not less, in the organisations that purport to protect us.

Simply put: we need more folks positioned to protect society from the evils within it.

And that’s not what we’re getting.

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Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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8 Responses to Why governments need to be bigger

  1. mistermuse says:

    I agree — but not until after Trump leaves office. The bigger the (federal) government, the more he has at his disposal and the more damage he can do — and God only knows the extent of the damage he has already caused.

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  2. revruss1220 says:

    The people in the US who are leading the charge for smaller government are primarily members of the Republican Party. Not saying they are right, but their main argument is that the private sector needs to be taking over many jobs previously done by the public sector. You only have to look at the current strategy of the U.S. to see how well that approach has worked.

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