We are not in any way against government; however, we have to recognize and understand the limits of its abilities, in spite of its good intentions. The founding fathers of our country created our government and its functions, which are elaborated in our Constitution. The primary functions were to legislate laws, create rules and regulations and enforce them in order to give stability, safety, and fairness to our society. They only gave management responsibilities to government in very few areas; the military, the legal system, the infrastructure of the country and a few others. They never envisioned government managing such far reaching programs such as a social security system, a healthcare system, a welfare system, or an education system. The Constitution mentions that government should “promote the general welfare”. PROMOTE, not implement, administrate, or manage. They understood governments limitations, and managing was the primary limitation. This is not because of the lack of intelligence or good intentions of the representatives. It is because of the systemic structure of government. This is explained in chapter 9 of the book CARING for Democracy, the American Fix published by the nonpartisan not for profit corporation, The Institute for CARING. The reasons are explained in a common-sense manner without blame or philosophy. (If you read these, we are confident that you will agree no matter what your political persuasion).
If we accept that government cannot effectively manage these essential programs, our only other alternative is the Private Sector. It is quite obvious that a capitalistic Private Sector does not have the scope, incentive, qualifications, funds, authority or ethical dependability to manage and govern these humanistic systems. Thus, as of now we do not have any organizational structure in our society to efficiently, effectively, practically or compassionately implement and manage these systems, nor can they manifest the innate kindness of our people and reflect a major intention of the American dream. As we now see, when either the Private or, in our case, the Public sector attempt to implement and manage these types of programs it only creates incredible financial waste, distorted and brutal rules and regulations, ineffective programs that in many ways exacerbate the problems and cause blame, polarization, failure and debt. We are not saying that these attempts (government social programs) are not altruistic and do no good at all. However, if we look realistically, we must admit that they certainly are not solving our problems. They merely give incremental aid that usually does not lead to self-reliance, does create generational dependency, steals individual dignity and are driving us into financial and cultural disaster. Actually, these problems and our existing types of solutions have been the cause of the collapse of every democracy in history. We are at a point that we cannot depend on or have trust in our government. That is the beginning of the end.
The book CARING for Democracy, The American Fix elaborates on these dynamics and many others. Whether you are conservative, liberal, progressive or libertarian you will find new, illuminating and logical explanations. YOU WILL ALSO FIND UNIQUE, PRACTICAL AND COMMON-SENSE SOLUTIONS. THE CARING SYSTEM WILL REPLACE OVER 20,000 GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, BUREAUS, OFFICES AND ADMINISTRATIONS WITH 5 CARING ORGANIZATIONS WHILE GUARANTEEING MORE AND BETTER RESOURCES TO THOSE IN NEED. IT WILL TRULY CREATE A JOY IN GIVING AND DIGNITY IN RECEIVING.
Read thru our website, instituteforcaring.org and get the book, CARING for Democracy; The American Fix. If you feel CARING has the potential to save our beloved country, and democracies in general, please help us present this to the American people. We can then influence our representatives to start experimental pilots of this new system in a few states or counties. These will show the effectiveness, efficiency, and compassion of the CARING system. CARING is financially responsible, socially responsive, and spiritually rejuvenating. If there is a better way, shouldn’t we try it?