Thank you for posting.
I make no judgment about you personally, so please do not take offense by what I say.
Many of the assertions you have put forth in your post will likely be considered naive by a good many readers here. I am curious as to what your
chronological age might be, because I recall having a similar worldview at a much earlier time in my life.
You are very optimistic, I must say. In some ways it is refreshing, if somewhat nostalgic.
The problem, however, is not that the politicians are stupid, or that they are corrupt, neither is the case. Politicians are very intelligent (despite
Bush and his 'comments') and they are not corrupt, but they are working toward their own agendas - which looks like corruption to you and I.
Politicians are in fact just greedy, selfish, egotitst which is something else.
It is my studied opinion that politicians can be both stupid and corrupt, as well as working toward their (or others) agendas. It not only looks like
corruption, it is indeed criminal. I agree completely with your last assertion.
The real problem with American Politics today are Americans. That's right, American men and women who "think" that they know what they are talking
I agree with that statement in part, but for different reasons. There are a good many Americans that do know what's going on and do know what they
are talking about. There are a good many more that fit neatly into your appraisement.
The simple fact is that Americans are egotists, and arrogant.
You would do well to refrain from sweeping generalizations. It does not support your argument.
I do tar all Americans with the same brush here however, which is unfair, as some have begun to wake up.
Amen to that!
Yanks, Yanks, Yanks. Always bleating on about how they are the greatest country on earth... about how they can take on the world and win... about how
they won World War II (when it was the inventors that really won the war)... and so on and so forth. To all of that I say rubbish.
I can sympathize with you on the sentiment, but lets just ignore those ridiculous people. Shall we?
The American comunity is based on the British community. The structure and function of governance is the same. There is a Head of State
(President/Queen), branches of Government, and so on.
Not quite. Firstly, community is not the word you are searching for I think. The American parliamentary system of government has been influenced by
the British system. Our Common Law is a direct descendant of British Common Law. Also, our representative system is also from the British system. Many
ideas were indeed borrowed or copied outright from the British.
Both communities have something key in common, and all of you seem to have been so dumb, that even with the facts staring you in the face, you missed
It wouldn't be the first time. Do continue.
Insert "Rule Britannia" audio here
So, once more, we Brits must lead the way and bring you back to reality.
This FACT is so fundamental that you should have seen it long ago. This FACT is so fundamental that your eyes should open a little when you learn it.
(remember, breathe) Ready?
The Head of State here in the United Kingdom is the Queen. She is the Sovereign of the nation, and borows her authority from the peoples of the United
Not quite. The Queen is THE Sovereign. Period. Her mandate is from God himself, not the people. Note the Oath taken by your representatives: ""I,
NAME, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
, her heirs and successors, according to law. So
help me God." See: Royal Prerogative -- Divine Right of Kings - Queen as the Head of the Church.
If at any time, the peoples of these islands do not think that the Queen is doing a good job, they can withdraw their authority from the Queen.
Fantastic idea. I wonder if anyone has tried it yet. Perhaps there is a history book somewhere that tells the tale.
That means that the President, borrows his authority from the peoples of the various States of America. Meaning that they can lawfully withdraw their
Sovereignty at any time, and equally enter into Lawful Rebellion.
Not quite. The President is elected (sometimes) by an electoral college - being an elected body itself from the masses. His authority rests with his
office and the rules governing his position - namely the Constitution and the laws and regulations pursuant to it. Before we rush to 'Lawful
Rebellion ( an oxymoron if ever I heard one) we have legal remedies, as they do in your country, i am sure. The procedure is called Impeachment and
involves the representatives of the People - the Congress. Curious that your Monarch cannot be Impeached. Ah well....
Still feeling angry? Or are you going to clam down, and learn more? If you learn more, I promise that life will become more fun, you will make a
difference and life might actually start to look good again!
I feel quite relaxed now. Thank you. You offer good advice, friend.