posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 09:09 PM
Originally posted by ~widowmaker~
nothing, thats why its an absolute sham, add to the fact that others already have a voice higher than your's(lobbyist) and its a never ending system
of epic fail. and the only way out of the cycle is usualy bloodshed. look at the salve issue, north wanted south to lose slaves, majority of the
"rich" southern plantation owners did not. no one could agree, and poof we had civil war.
True that a pure democracy, as a national form of governance, is a sham. As for the lobbyist, it isn't that they have a "higher" voice, it is they
have easy marks that lend an ear at the drop of a few coins in their pockets. That would lead to one thinking; maybe if we, the People were to hold
our Representatives accountable for their actions, rather than continually reelect, no matter the dissatisfaction, we could begin to solve that
Another note on lobbyist. If it is because of their deep pockets, why don't we, form together a substantially large lobbying group to press on
Congress? Answer is simple: American's are ill-equipped and anemically sick in their political capacities.
The very form of Government we live under requires a politically active society that is intelligent and moral. Both of which we woefully are lacking
As to your assertion on the Civil War, it is painfully over-simplistic. Jefferson Davis, in his speech to the Senate stated "It is known to senators
who have served with me here, that I have for many years advocated, as an essential attribute of State sovereignty, the right of a State to secede
from the Union...If i had thought that Mississippi was action without sufficient provocation...I should still, under my theory of government, because
of my allegiance to the State of which I am a citizen, have been bound by her actions."
That speech by the way is said to have roused even the Senators of the Northern States to thunderous applause.
Slaves were indeed a part of the picture of why States wanted to secede, but not the only part of the picture. States' rights played a huge role and
while their reasoning was wrong, they were exercising what they thought was enshrined clearly within the Declaration of Independence, their right to
break the shackles of their current Government.