I don't know if random selection would help all that much because anyone, regardless of how they are put into a governmental position, can be bought.
I hate to say it, but far too many people have a price. And that, in my opinion, is the real problem. If the majority of people weren't so bent on
accumulating wealth and power, then perhaps the vicious cycle we see in our government could be broken.
Another issue that sickens me is the complete lack of accountability not just within the government, but within society as a whole. I have to admit
that I can only speak for what I observe here in the United States, but I imagine that it isn't isolated to this country. Far too many politicians
get away with what amounts to false advertising during their campaigns to get into office, and then once they are elected they do things that I bet
the majority of their constituents would never agree with. For all of the bologna that George W. Bush did, has he been held accountable in any way?
The same could be said for Cheney, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Bush Sr., Pelosi, and so on. The list is massive. These people cram shady legislation through
for approval in ways that the full text cannot be read, and the implications cannot be completely considered. It's as if they have no foresight
whatsoever. Meanwhile it's the rest of us, the voters and citizens, who wind up suffering as a result of their arrogance.
What we need are politicians who are real leaders. People who have the balls to tell the lobbies and the men/women behind the curtains to "F^#!
off". People who don't look at a map and see demographics and potential votes, but rather human beings for whom they are trying to be an honest,
reliable, accurate representative. People who can do the right thing. People who won't be caught up in corruption. People who can stand in front of
the nation and tell the truth. I bet there isn't a single such person in the national government right now who does all of those things.
While we're at it, let's get rid of political parties. If some person wants to run for office, they can state their stance on important issues
without being tossed into some stereotyped category. Left, right, who cares? Right now we're stuck with two parties that pretty much hold a monopoly
(is duopoly a more suitable word?) over the federal government. The stranglehold that they have in place is such a negative influence that it makes me
Ah, hell, forget it. There's too much wrong with the way things are right now. Maybe we just need to CTRL-ALT-DEL the government and start from
scratch. It would be much less complicated that way.