Historically speaking, America’s Government has now exceeded the size and complexity to where it can be reduced-in-size, of its own volition. Nor will it likely abide by the collective wishes of its population to do so.
A governmental Beast will defend itself at all costs – even against those who installed them via free, and willing vote. The only way for the Beast to defend itself is by increasing its size. It creates layers of insulation by way of forming new supporting agencies and ‘friendly’ appointments and hires – thus largely circumventing the free voting process, and continually growing and securing itself. The ONLY way to support a government’s endless hunger for growth and power is to demand more and more from those they work for – meaning you and me.
No ECONOMY can support endless governmental growth. Although it will be argued that those who ‘work’ within the Beast are earning their pay, the problem lies with the source of their pay – you and me. The more citizens pay to the Beast, the less (in effect) productive the citizens become. The profits (investment and trades) of their toil are squandered, compounding the problem. The hard fact is: too few are ‘earning’ – too many are supporting.
The ever-increasing growth of government tendrils leads inevitably to over-bearing REGULATION and CORRUPTION. The only way to enforce those regulations, and continue the corruption, is by OPPRESSION.
At some point of oppression, the citizens of a country will rise up and OVERTHROW that which causes them unbearable pain. This is an Historical FACT! 13 Colonies / Rome / France / Russia and countless other civilizations are proof-positive of this. There is NEVER ANOTHER OUTCOME short of outside conquering. The only variable factor is the time it takes for this to happen.
Perhaps it is not too late for America – perhaps it is.