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How much do you want to bet that:
No matter who is in office when things start to break up, it will be, "The work of cyber terrorists" Not the governments fault.
Our economy remains strong, we are in trouble because of all the other countries are crashing. Not the government's fault.
There will be some sort of Martial Law, until the troops can no longer be paid and decide to go home to look after their own families. Not the governments fault.
When things really go south, it will not be the governments fault.
-- Bill Solorzano (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 16, 1998
"Government" is not a monolithic machine. "Government" is composed of individual persons. Some elected, some appointed, some just employees.
Face it, friends, one way or another WE elected the people who constructed this "Government" over the last 200 years. WE chose the people who operate it now. WE have given it all its powers, either deliberately or by default.
Where does it say WE are not responsible for what it does? In criminal law there is a specific felony charge, Reckless disregard for human life. That sounds about right. That's how we've been acting, and now the consequences are becoming apparent.
-- Tom Carey (email@example.com), November 08, 1998.