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Inside These Buildings

24 Aug

Voters, Pundits, and Americans across the nation are outraged by the new $578,000,000 High School that has been built in Los Angeles, California.  They are justified in their indignation as the State of California faces massive budget deficits and looming bankruptcy.

In St. Louis, the Federal Government built a massive eyesore called the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse that blotted out the beautiful view of the St. Louis Arch as you drive into St. Louis City from the county.

And gigantic Federal Buildings litter Washington DC creating a beautiful skyline built with taxpayer dollars.

Our government workers have certainly excelled at creating aesthetic and pleasing edifices in which to toil.

So, why is it that what goes on Inside These Buildings is such a massive failure?

Ignorance?

Those working within these sanctuaries to the labors of taxpayers probably don’t understand that government is but a necessary evil; probably have never read Thomas Paine’s Common Sense; probably don’t understand that the electorate must spend up to 1/2 of their working day to pay for the largesse of the government; and probably think that there should be more government effort to steer the ship of America.  They’ve probably never read (or understood) the Declaration of Independence (which lists grievances far less egregious than the offenses committed by the current American government) or the Constitution for the United States of America.

Ignorance.  Ignorance of the true building blocks of America and the free market which made her great.

It’s far past time to reduce the size of these massive buildings and the travesties executed within.  What is better for America as a whole?  A system of giant buildings that house massive failure?  Or, a simple trailer where successes are built.

My children spent two years in a trailer as their school was re-built after a tornado.  They succeeded in learning in those trailers.  Will they succeed in learning in the $578,000,000 school?  If they do, it certainly is not because of the building — it is in spite of it.

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