From Citizen Tom:
The debates are over, and election day draws nearer. Once that special day is passed, we will have settled upon the people who run our government. Then the ads will dwindle — for a while. Will we have any reason to be relieved, or not? What is this election about? Do we know? In our time, government has become a huge concern, and we have ample opportunity to see how it works. But many do not understand how government actually does work. Most just pay their taxes and go about their own business. They leave the business of government to “experts.” What is an “expert”? As a practical matter, most ”experts” on government make their living at the expense of taxpayers. Here are several examples.