posted on Nov, 12 2007 @ 07:28 PM
Originally posted by j stuff
The only thing I can think of is a president that is willing to make some small changes for the greater good and letting people know whats going on.
I think it would take some big changes, but even the president can't make the changes needed by himself. It takes everyone in the House and the
Senate to make laws and if the president vetoes it they still have the power to override the veto. No, what needs to happen is our representatives
need to REPRESENT us and vote according to the will of the people. As you say, thats not happening.
It sounds like people here want a full on revolution or government take over or something. Not happening.
I agree any attempt at a revolution would be squashed. Any group taking arms against our government would be branded as terrorist and people will
believe it. The right way would be in the form of a movement. Even we can pass laws by referendum ourselves if our representatives don't do what we
want. But that would take a grass roots movement and right now this country is so divided, again it's not happening.
Three thing need to change in order to get the government to represent the people. We need to have new restriction on lobbying, campaign finance
reform and eliminate earmarks. If this was done our representatives would vote the way they should and not for the special interests.
Then we have a chance at passing laws like making war profiteering illegal, securing the southern border and other REAL matters of national security.
Our foreign policy will be one of cooperation and not the "my way or the highway" arrogance that our current administration has.
These are all ideas that I don't think are feasible at this time, I wish they were. Just about everyone I know feels the same way about our
government to some degree, but none are willing to do anything about it. It is mind boggling.
The only means we have right now for change is the right to vote, but we have to do it intelligently. Even that is being compromised by lobbyist
bringing up issues on the ballot that they know will draw a particular demography of people and get their man elected. That is what happened in the
last two presidential elections. We have to be smarter than that. Otherwise we have no one else to blame but ourselves.