Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More American Politics, and other Felonius Acts

Hi Good People>

I wanted to say a few more things about the state of american politics. First of all, one thing I think that commends my idea, of one-six year term for all Federal and State Politicians, From The President, Governors,Senators, and especially Representatives and so on I say especially, as it now stands, as you all know, that Representatives (congressman) are elected to two year terms, and basically all they do during their entire tenure in D.C. is raise funds for their reelections, so elect them for one six year term and out, just like all the rest, and at least these Jokers will have time to (surprise) Represent their constituents , which is after all, the reason we waste our money sending these chaps to the Capitol.
And one more thing I might suggest, if there were anybody to listen, is that in following the Rules in place, i.e. the current system of terms of office, and given that this will undoubtedly be the norm for the forseeable future, Pass an act requiring all public officials who are out campaigning instead of being about the people's business, to first resign from the office that they are trying to remain in, and save the taxpayers a hell of a lot of money in salaries and "perks".
Yes, Gentle Readers, theres a lot wrong with our system of Politics, but it has worked, after a fashion for over two centuries , and is probably superior to systems extant in other Democratic Countries, so I guess the best we can do is try to live, and work with it, until we smarten up and take at least some of the suggestions offered above.

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