Remedial Democracy

I realize that the 111th Congress, especially the US House of Representatives, is not exactly a gathering of the more intelligent, properly educated, and upright members of American society. A gaggle of whores, thieves, junkies, and rapists would be probably be a kinder sampling of American intelligentsia, wisdom, and even ethics.

Still, this particular Congress definitely needs more remedial education in both representative democracy and their elected job duties.

Congress - write read bills before voting on them 1000 times, then sit in the corner until impeached
Read Bills Before Voting On Them, Dunce!

Of course this sort of gross stupidity combined with selfishness and outright treason against the ideals of America is what one has to come to expect do to our failings. It is our – the American people’s – fault that Congress behaves as it does; we’ve let them get away with such things and to feel safe doing so.

We the People need to stand up for ourselves and make our displeasure and rage be known. We must do whatever is needful to convince the politicians to once more fear our wrath.

Use small words though. As I said, these are not the brightest people in America. Gods Above and Below! Do they have “Special Ed” programs for politicians? ;)

Related Reading:

Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
Totalitarianism and Political Religion: An Intellectual History
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Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis

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7 Responses to “Remedial Democracy”

  1. Josh Brandt Says:

    Amen jonolan.

  2. jonolan Says:

    Thanks, Josh.

    It’s a sad thing though when our politicians are this stupid and wrongheaded. It’s even worse that the People allow them to be so without swift a stern punishment.

  3. zhann Says:

    The fact that only about 50% of the US population vote, and of them the vast majority know nothing about who they voted for (they only know which advertisements they have seen and what dirt they have heard regarding the guy they didn’t vote for) helps the situation propogate further. Likewise, in a 2 party system, it is substantially easier for parties to push forward people that have a better chance of winning and can be more easily ‘guided’.

    America is an Apathy rich country. It is time for people to get involved in their government, but this is unlikely because the feds are doing their best to keep the country ignorant. Nothing scares government more than an intelligent nation of citizens.

    … stolen

  4. jonolan Says:

    Yeah, zhann; the general apathy and voluntary self-disenfranchisement of the American people is one of our biggest problems.

  5. ichabod Says:

    Hi jonolan;

    If they ever had to vote for the Bill of Rights again it wouldn’t pass.

    I hate to be cynical, but there is no honor there. Even a major piece of legislation which affects many people cannot work its way through without stuff being attached to it which has no relationship the primary bill.

    A presidential line item veto makes sense to my mind, but they won’t pass that either.

    As you pointed out, the fact that many laws are not even read by those who vote on them is “treason” in my book as well.

  6. Jeff Says:

    Americans care more about the pedophile Michael Jackson than politics. This includes members of Congress, excluding Rep. Peter King, of course.

  7. jonolan Says:

    ichabod,

    Oh yes, that’s true. The Bill of Rights would never be passed in these darkened and depraved days. I shudder to think of the abomination that would be passed instead. :(

    Line Item Veto did, in fact, pass and become law. It was, and rightly, outlawed by the SCOTUS as unconstitutional. Do you really want the President to be able to veto any portions of a bill that he wants to? Think about what horrors that could bring about.

    Jeff,

    Yes. Sadly it is the nature of these, The Least Generation, to care more about glorifying an entertainer, despite his perversions, than they do about politics, religion, work, or just about anything else.

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