Originally posted by links234
reply to post by HappilyEverAfter
I don't like the idea of punishing someone for lying if they didn't realize they were lying. It's an extreme idea and dangerous, no one would ever
speak about anything, underlying ideals for thoughts and concepts would be squashed for fear of reprisal. Opposing viewpoints would be nil lest one
side be caught making an incorrect statement then accused of 'willfully lying'.
Term limits are set by the people of a given district. There are pockets of America that do want someone in office for 100 years, even if you disagree
with their voting record. Their representing their district and doing a great job of it.
A member of congress is serving the public, just as a member of the military is serving their country. Some of them just aren't doing as good a job
as we'd like. Doesn't mean they don't deserve the subsequent benefits they recieve. The idea of opposition to this sounds straight out of Stalin's
Russia, "You're serving the for benefit of the state, that should be sufficient compensation!"
Oh now that is not what I'm suggesting at all and I believe you know that,
Stalin's Russia? that's such an extreme, I am suggesting earned appropriate compensation,
Let's look at that again, EARNED Appropriate compensation,
If your voting record has created loss of jobs and high unemployment and has hurt our country,
and you've made money and friend with those who have done this in the private corporate sector,
look me in the eye and tell me you deserve great care and compensation for your service,
(your damn eye should be poked out with a chinesse pencil).
Your area or state is suffering and youre out whoring around sitting on commitees to no where land, studying cities in another country running up a
huge bill and solving nothing,
come talk to the people hurting, let me see you go door to door or town to town,
(They'll beat you with a broom back into the cellar where you should have never come out of)
of course you know I'm not meaning YOU exactly I'm meaning John/Jane Doe Rep.
How about your compensation is determined by the results you produce and the standard of living shared by your represented constituents?
100 year terms? lazy disconnected uneducated uninvolved uninformed autovoters,
entertained but not participating, and you know what I'm saying is true,
well that will all go by the wayside, people would have to pay attention, it would BE that engaging to the populace.
I have been on this planet for over 50 years, I have known every single time I was about to tell a lie for as long as I can remember,
so the unwilling unknowing liar is a far far stretch,
if thats the defense then obviously that official shouldnt be an official because they are dead from the neck up.
I am going to argue every one of my points I think theyre valid, I think there attainable and I believe it's a standard that can be met and
accomplished by a well and functioning governing body.