posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 06:40 PM
Great thread, I think "we the people" need to start discussing our options...
But I have an issue with trying to remove all incumbents, don't they have staggered terms, or don't we have elections every two years for congress
and senate, but their terms are longer, which means even if you got rid of, say, Washington States senator, Californias senator wouldnt be up for re
election for two more years? Making it impossible to remove everyone in one election.
That to me would be the biggest problem with the "remove them all idea" The new congressmen and senators would have a full 2 years to be
"contaminated" by the remaining lawmakers, Lobbyist etc.. Not to mention how difficult it would be to keep a grass roots movement rolling for 2-6
True it would send a shot across the bow, but would it really change anything?
I like the recall Idea, if you could organise well enough you could really slow them down, imagine if when lawmakers returned to D.C. this fall to
vote in the Health Care Bill and have to turn right back around to fight in a recall election
Do that over 20-30 states...Pushing the bill
would suddenly become backseat to getting re elected.....
Anywho, like I said, its good time Americans start discussing our options to turn this Titantic around. Thanks for the discussion OP