Originally posted by Doom and Gloom
DO NOT mistake me as a supporter of Obama. While I understand that the Republicans filibustering is not the the sole reason, my point is that the
government as a whole is non-functional. Instead of playing the role of leaders they are acting as if they are adolescent children while this country
wastes away. People are loosing jobs and homes at an alarming rate yet they can only bicker like children. President, Congress, and Senate. All of
them need to be removed, yet the same career politicians that haven't done a damn thing will be put back into office to continue the complacency. My
point is that government has become ineffective in all branches.
I apologize for the delay in response. I wasn't trying to peg you as any type of supporter. I understand that there are large amounts of people
struggling, but their solution thus far has been to look to government to fix it. That was the main point of my argument. People have the power to
change this, but it is far easier to demand Washington bail them out and give them a safety net.
The only thing they actually can agree on is sending our young off to fight in countries that we should not be involved with.
Agreed. Both sides pander and say they don't want to but they do it without nary a debate.
I said nothing about removing or infringing upon the First Amendment.
This is why I asked for your clarification. By simply saying that lobbyist need to be removed from Washington, it is exactly what you are saying.
"Lobbyist" is a term meaning nothing but we, as free citizens have the power to "lobby" our government for change and new direction. Banning them
would be a direct violation of the First Amendment.
Where I do have a problem with the lobbyists is the ability to pay large amounts of money to sway a decision or law in their favor. The
Government is there to serve the people of this country, NOT THE HIGHEST BIDDER. Corporations are just as complicit in the problems of this country.
If corporate interests were removed from Washington, perhaps they could do some good.
All agreed to. Just remember that corporations are not a Federal entity and are chartered by the States. Hammer the states that give them their
power; and notably, the people who empower the States to even delegate such power.
I ask you what is the actual benefit to the People of the United States allowing the Government to be bought by Corporations?
begging a question that isn't even mine to even answer. I never stated that there was a benefit to such.