What you speak of is fine in theory, but in the real world it does not work. In theory I'm with you, but applying that is not practical. I pay $700 a month in health insurance for me and my family, and we're in good health. With what you refer to as Obama Care, I would be paying about $525, not because the government is running it, but because they negotiated a better rate for me with the insurance company. If we get the lawyers and drug reps out of medicine we can actually save some money. As for the bank, Andrew Jackson tried it and it is not a recipe for success, and remember that before the civil war, it was The United States ARE, and now it's The United States IS, we became a country rather than a loose union, and our strength is in our unity. States rights are great in theory, but you want to be counted as one country. As for policing the world, I couldn't agree more, although I don't think you see the reason for this in the same light I do. We do it to protect the interest of large corporations. Look up some history on Ecuador from the late 60's to the late 80's, or Venezuela. We don't send troops to Congo even though the rate of the suffering is much higher, and that's because they have no natural recources that our large companies can make money off of, but we are all over Iraq. We are more to the left than anyone imagined in 1812, but it is still the best place to live, and if we learn to be just a touch less selfish, it would be even better.