I'm tempted to drag out one of my favorite dead horses and beat it some more. Politics is a matter of methodology. When you establish the method, the individuals who run it have very little latitude in their actions. Perhaps this is why we keep focusing in on peronalities rather than deeds. I have never gotten that point across before and I won't try again. If any of you have any interest in the thought, go read the writings of Jacques Ellul and we'll talk.
DOUG.......Talk about dead horses bro? I guess our definitions of "citizen" may differ somewhat. Paying taxes? Well, I'll go with "having an investment in.".....and I have some investment in this world just by the virtue of being alive on this planet. So do you. Do you put your country first or your state....or your town or the block you live on? Do you have these things in some kind of order? Whoever it was that talked about jingoism not needing to be isolationist and uncaring had a point.......But how can you live on the planet and not consider yourself a citizen of said planet?