This country has become a rung on the ladder in the climb to socialism.
Socialism? I don't think you really understand what the word means.
Socialism means The Government, at various levels, provides certain things rather than private businesses.
For example, consider the public roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, waterways, ports, airports, etc. They're a form of socialised transport.
Or consider Social Security (socialised pensions) Medicare (socialised medical insurance), unemployment compensation (socialised income insurance.
National Weather Service is another example. State universities and community colleges. Municipal utilities and much more.
Big gub'ment, central control of everything, even one's toilet habits, somebody that must do for you what they believe you have not the capability!
Which of the examples I mentioned do you want to remove? Want to buy ALL your own health insurance from private insurers when you're 75? Or even 65?
Cookie-cutter houses that a fat guy'd have to turn sideways to walk between. Little four-eyed HOA nazis peering in your yard to see if there's some ordinance or rule you've violated.
Actually, HOAs and cookie-cutter developments are the result of SMALL government and good old free-market capitalism. Cookie-cutter houses cost less to build, and HOAs remove the need for zoning, nuisance ordinances, etc.
Ya know, our town recently enacted some rather onorous garbage collection fees. The residents are up in arms over it, and several of the sitting council were voted OUT. The new council has said they are going to get RID of the new fees AND FIRE the current city manager! Things CAN get done if you go about it correctly!
But why did they enact the fees? Are they trying to pay for other things with them, or have costs gone up?
73 de Jim, N2EY