10 April 2013

Government is a service

The purpose of government is to serve the people. Thomas Jefferson and Mao Zedong may not agree on much, but they do agree on this.


“The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.”
~ Thomas Jefferson

“We serve the people… If, in the interests of the people, we persist in doing what is right and correct what is wrong, our ranks will surely thrive.
~ Mao Zedong

Government is a service.

And we deserve better.

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Lucy said...

Think you are so right, and your title sums it up even better... the government is a service and meant to help the people of its constitution. Something that i think has been lost.

Lucy @ Frontline

Michelle said...

On a theoretical level, this may be true. In reality though, it seems that there are other factors at play, such as the personal interest of the members of government, such as the will to stay in power, financial interest, etc.