Ben, I appreciate your reasonable response. Now back to what I wrote, I will break it down into segments. 1. Our government is far from perfect. I dont think you had a problem with that. 2. On the whole goverment does what is best for the majority and not an individual. I suppose that is up for debate, but that is the way I feel wether it is a deomocrat or republican in charge of the country. 3. As long as imperfect people run the goverment there will be an imperfect goverment. Notice, I never said we should not strive to do better. I simply acknowledge that governmen is ran by an imperfect people and society and it will never be perfect no matter who runs the government. Even if it was perfect, half of society would probably disagree anyway. You can make some of the people happy some of the time, but you can not make all the people happy all the time. 4. As for me I will take our goverment, our country, and our way of living over any other. That is a fact for me. Again, I realize we are not perfect and we have made mistakes, but if you disagree with this statement please tell me what government, country and way of living that actually exists in todays present world you would prefer?