posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:20 PM
I have pondered this video. I enjoy studying people. I am a people watcher. What they do. Their behaviors. I will sit and contemplate why someone
did this or that action.
The thing that seems to stand out to me here is that our elected leaders, especially in the legislative branch, tend to have loooooooong careers doing
what they do. It is almost like a ruling class.
And it tends to end up this way, too. With party politics dominating the US, having a parent to give you a "leg up" in the party can get you your
shot to run for an office a lot sooner. In this way it is less about skill and more about parental legacy.
To make it worse, there is money at play. With the current campaign finance system, offices are bought and paid for. If you raise more money, you
most often will win. Even on local levels in a small town. The view that money = free speech is a huge travesty to our nation.
If we could get the campaign finance right, and then impose some term limits, we might see a more grounded senate. of course, the impact is a loss of
legal experience...but that is a whole nuther topic (that includes banning lawyers from legislative seats).