Even if you have been living under a rock (and no I don’t mean Saudi Arabia) you have heard about the seemingly global civil unrest in countries such as Argentina, Cuba, Tunisia, and Egypt. These peoples, being under despotic rule, decided that tyranny could reign no longer. They took to the streets, organized themselves into groups, and fought against riot police, State curfews, and good ol’ made-in-America tear gas in order to get that message across.
While reading a revisited version of Thomas Paine’s: Common Sense, it intrigued my interest and I thought this could be a good topic of debate.
Why is it that Americans, as indigenous people, accept a top-down model of government & society today? A top-down model of government follows this order & power-
1- federal government
2- state government
3- county government
4- city government
5- township/civic organizations