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reply to post by intrepid
Ted Kennedy must have been the exception that proved the rule.
Good old Ted, what a... ? Yeah, I don't even have a word for him. If there WAS anything he was supposed to prove to us it was the senators can kill people, leave the scene of the crime and not be held accountable.
He is only one of the exceptions though. Feinstein is another.edit on 025pm1616pm52013 by Bassago because: (no reason given)
The opposite direction really needs to be taken, yearly votes where it's incredibly easy to recall a president. If they want to stay in office longer than a year, they better make some real and obvious changes to their behavior. But then again America elected Bush twice, and elected Obama twice, it's pretty obvious the criminals are excellent at swaying votes of ignorant majority.
And again Obammy is GWB with a TAN. Why the Right hates hm is beyond me as he's done everything that TPTB wanted... continued the war, continued corporate welfare... just don't get it.
Towards the end of the Convention before they sent out the document for ratification, this provision was mysteriously dropped and there's not a note about why. Someone took it out but no notes were taken of any discussion regarding the change.
Personally I don't think it really matters much anymore considering the sham two party system we have.
reply to post by thewholetruth
So wouldn't outlawing gerrymandering by requiring a bi partisan committee to draw the boundaries make sense?
I hope the rest of the voters don't have the same attitude because that is the pits. The mentality of 'it don't matter so we'll just keep the bad juju that happens to be currently in power since it's what's in place at the moment' is pretty damn bad. It does matter and I don't give a damn how we prove it but we need to do what needs to be done. This game is NOT over!