posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 06:27 PM
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Originally posted by Avenginggecko
Was the lobbyist implying that the lobbying industry is specifically targeting Obama's Administration through the Republican party?
While the opposing party has always had "hatchet men" focused on the President... it was never the all-out-war that we seem to have now. A partisan
"war" that is an irresponsible and insulting slap in the face of the entire nation.
First SO, thank you so much for the commentary and state of our government on the federal level. Even before I was a member here, I assumed our
government was corrupted at all levels way before Obama or Bush. I'd take a bet that you felt dirty for even walking those same halls.
Although the focus of the article was on the "screw Obama" and the apparent partisan war, I was more disgruntled at the the report of not being able
to connect with our elected representatives unless there was something in it for them. At least in the past they have attempted to 'pretend' that
we have some semblance of authority. With the bank bailout it became increasingly clear this is not the case as I still have yet to find an ordinary
Joe in favor of it. Your report further cements that we as people really do not matter to them.
Clearly, the state of our government hangs only on the perception that the people retain control. Call it a pseudo-democracy if you need to. With
reports such as these, it is clear that the Preamble to the US Constitution no longer applies. If the preamble words "We the People" are null and
void, we have bigger problems as a nation than a partisan war.
Although I am optimistic, I see no other alternative other than a revolution or continuing down the path of totalitarianism. We as a nation have
progressed far to long off the straight and narrow path of a republic and quickly are reaching the breaking point. That is not the fault of the (D)
or (R)'s, but the people whom supported such partisan nonsense to begin with.
Realistically, a benevolent dictator fixing the system will not work, as power always corrupts. We can't call a Con-Con to fix it as the thought of
one today gives me cold chills and abject terror in my soul on how butchered the Constitution would be after it. Revolution would be another scary
thought, as with it brings a whole can of worms of potentials not to mention history is not kind in regards to democracies transitioning into another
democracy, but unfortunately it is the best path.
The only thing we can do is hope a revolution that only pushes the reset button and reverts before the Lincoln power grab and ever increasing
federalism. Then put in amendments like abolishment of congressional salaries that can only be amended by a 2/3rd's vote by the people, banning of
lobbyists, focus back on state instead of federal government, etc.
Unfortunately it will never happen, but at least these reports will be a good archive of material for future generations on how not to run a