posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 02:00 PM
So in my opinion, political power is a burden. Its hard to speak the thoughts and minds of thousands or millions of people as a "representative". To
balance the needs of the country, the individual and the collective, is a tough, tough task. This is why George Washington quit after two
terms...power is a burden, not a privlidge.
But we've turned power into a privlidge. It's an honor to be elected to office, not a burden. Consequently, the rich and evil have overtaken
politics and its become so dismal that these people (who are rich by the way) are bankrupting the country...how does that work? How can these people
be so good with their personal finances but screw up royal when its tax money? Answer: they're not stupid, theyre corrupt...sometimes both.
My solution: positions of power get randomly elected from the population. This means, that yes, fat Joe the braindead hick is going to have a seat in
power. This means that the guy from high school you hated is going to have a seat in power. But it also means that YOU might have a position in power.
This is IMPOSSIBLE in todays "elections" (and I use that word loosely.)
Why not? The systems already in tatters, perhaps electing the "best and brightest" has never worked. War, famine, poverty, hierarchy- these are
inherent in a system where one group of people controls another. To literally democratize power ensures that no group can control another and that all
voices are heard. Why are we more worried that Joe the hick is going to be elected over another rich, snobby Yale graduate? Joe the hick might not be
smart but he is probably more like you and I than Al Gore or GW or Obama. He's probably got a better moral compass too.
Besides, the rich keep parading these candidates in front of us that we think represent us. GW - for the right, Obama for the left, Palin and Bachmann
for the soccer moms, etc, etc. They're putting up fake people like us. So why not put in the real people like us...us.