In a message dated 12/12/98 4:42:00 PM Central Standard Time,
> What about as an instrument for preserving our environment (which
> the private sector has shamelessly trashed), a global problem not
> amenable to individual or corporate solutions, and guaranteeing
> basic human righrs for its citizens (which other citizens, and
> corporations, are, sadly, only too willing to abrogate, violate and/or
I beleive that if you check into it you'll find that you are incorrect in this assumption. Generally speaking private property is taken care of by it's owners better than "government" property. For illustrations of that look at the ruins of the Soviet Union and the damage they did to the enviroment over there.
Also strong governments mean abuse of individual rights.