posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 07:06 AM
it kind of seems to me that you are taking an approach to the problem much like the Islamic world does...
the Islamic world recognizes that there are many men that would take advantage of those gorgeous women out in their world, so to protect them...what
do they do...oh, ya, make all their women dress in drab black outfits that cover them from head to shoulder.....the take away the gorgeous....
well, we don't need to ban the lobbyists, we don't need to provide 24/7 security to our lawmakers!! We need to find people with an once or two of
integrity to hold these offices, and prosecute the heck out of those who defy our trust in them!
our lawmakers aren't experts in every little area....and well, I kind of think that these lobbyists are in a way, providing a service when they offer
their expertise. the problem comes in when both the lawmakers and the lobbyists are laying aside the facts and the good of the nation, and instead
proceeding to place the good of this small group, whatever group it is this time as their number one priority.
I've raised three kids, and there's one thing I learned by the experience....you can't make people behave the way you want them to!!
I don't care if you try to have your eyes on them 24/7, or whatever....they are gonna find a way to do what they want...
It's better to just let them know that there are always consequences to what they do, and well....those bad decisions are gonna come back and bite
you in the behind. and well....just let the consequences roll for the most part!
if we had a monarchy with it's king and queen with total unchecked power, I would say that the problem is with the king or queen, or the ones they
put into power...their empire is a reflection of them!
but we are the ones who put our elected officials in power. they were selected from our own ranks. our government is just a reflection of our
our government has no moral compass, because far too many in it's society have lost their moral compass. and well....you can fix alot of
things...but you can't fix stupid!