Iíve been turning over and over in my coffin for about 200 years, now, so that Iíve worn the bottom out! The democracy that I helped to found has become a monster. The government robs the people cold with a merciless income tax, something we never dreamed of in our worst nightmares. Sale tax yes, but not income tax, of all things. Itís no wonder, though ó so many of the people elected to the government are, as I feared, looking for a lifetime tenure in perks and power, and they get elected by promising perks to the voters. How disgusting. But someone, at last, has a solution based on fundamental principles.
Bitar establishes the fundamental principles of commerce, one of which is the concept of necessary monopoly. A government is a business that is a necessary monopoly, so it should be structured and managed accordingly. Once this is done, the heyday of tax-and-spend politicians will come to an end. Furthermore, since a monopoly suffers from lack of competition, a government should be limited to activities that are, of necessity, monopolistic. As a result, the educational system should be private, a conclusion that I agree with in view of Bitarís theory of government. Bitar also shows how the Supreme Court and the presidential election procedure should be reformed.
I urge you to put Bitarís proposals into practice now. Itís the next best thing to rerunning history and this time around giving me a chance to sail home from France to attend the constitutional convention! In fact, it might even be better.