posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 04:55 AM
With all of the rancor on the board due to the coming election and ideological differences between the parties, candidates, conservatives, liberals,
Democrats, Republicans ad nauseam I have a guaranteed way to eliminate all the discourse. After the collapse, let’s end the representative republic
and adopt a non-representative constitution.
That current representative republic no longer works should be obvious to anyone no matter what ideology. The electoral process is a competition in
which all candidates in one way or another attempt to use the federal treasury to buy enough votes to stay in power. Am I the only one that is
appalled that presidential candidates plan on spending a billion dollars to get elected to a $400,000 a year job? Obviously there’s a lot more at
stake. Simply being in power provides a platform and control for selling favors worth trillions and therefore breeds corruption. To quote P J
O’Rourke” When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, then the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” To be succinct
all elections are about the money. We are now in an environment that there isn’t enough money because of the simple fact that the rampant corruption
of using the federal government coffers to buy votes has gone on for so long that the money is no longer there to honor the bribes.
All forms of democracy have historically resulted in mob rule and failed. Although the US was a constitutional representative republic, the flaw of
having democratically elected representatives after 200 years has us on a precipice of collapse.
Therefore, I propose that the perfect form of government is a constitutional republic that does not have elected representatives. The constitution
would be much like the current one except expanded to specifically limit the federal government powers and could only be changed by a unanimous vote
of the 50 states who appoint a representative. The people employed will be specifically charged that their primary responsibility is to make sure the
federal powers do not exceed their defined mandate. Since the central government would be powerless except for specific duties (see original
constitution) then the states would decide for themselves how they want to govern. If California wants to become the Democratic Socialist State,
that’s wonderful, let them have mob rule and when they go broke and come to the Federal Government to subsidize their failed system it is still
possible to get approval from unanimous consent of the other states. If Texas wants to export its oil and gas and devastate its environment then have
Once the ability to buy federal favors from elected representatives (see SEIU, Goldman Sachs, GE any of various rights groups) then the influence
buying will be left to the local elections if so decided by the states, but it will be on a much smaller scale. Since the federal government will no
longer have the ability to tax, then each state will be billed for 1/50th the actual cost of what they do. Since the new constitution will prohibit
virtually any involvement in social engineering, there’s no excessive budget. If a state wants to be a member pay up, if not leave, sorry if you
think your size or population makes a difference. The federal bureacrats will be more responsive since their continued largess depends on making sure
the states are getting their money's worth. The individual‘s rights are specifically protected from the federal powers, the states will make up
their own mind, but the individual can vote with his/her feet.