• Politics

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Government

    I don’t think that word means what you think it means. On every form of online communication,  a similar sentiment is echoed: the government is bad. It’s going to take your rights, purposefully misinform the electorate, or otherwise subvert all that is wholesome. What exactly does one mean by “government”? The department of homeland security? The interns on the hill? Post office workers? Once again, I find myself  asking the black hole of internet readers to take a digital stroll with me to define our terms. First, let’s talk about the basic idea of a governing  body. There exist problems that must  be solved collectively. Walking outside with a portable filter…