On an Unconstitutioinal What If

These pages provide ample evidence that I’m not a big fan of the current Congress. These pages also show that I criticized both sides of the aisle, thus I suspect many people will agree with this post – then again, I know the partisans won’t because they are want they are – biased by definition. So let me set the stage for my proposal.

I’m tired of Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, John Boehner, and Rick Cantor. I’m equally tired of Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, and their lieutenants.

I’m tired of the bully pulpit approach used by the Congressional Democrats; yet I’m also tired of the Republican obstructionist approach.

I’m tired of the members of Congress who don’t have the guts to vote against their party’s position.

I’m tired of more effort going into finger pointing blame than going into finding solutions.

I’m tired of Congress attaching pork to bills.

I’m tired of Congress’s continual failure to attack big issues with a defined purpose.

I’m tired of the Party First attitude trumping the country’s needs.

I’m tired of the effect lobbyists have on Congress.

I’m tired of Congress attaching amendments to a bill that is unrelated to the bill’s premise.

I’m tired of members of Congress who withhold support until they get something for home.

I’m simply tired of Congress. Unfortunately, I can only vote for three of the 465 members: my one representative and my two senators.

I know my forthcoming question is unconstitutional, but it is worth asking. If there was a national referendum to vote every member of Congress out, how you vote?

Remember, every means everyone … not everyone but, or everyone except. Everyone, including those representing you and those that you respect.

2 thoughts on “On an Unconstitutioinal What If

  1. I was late to the party reading this one, but I would 100%, positively, absolutely vote to remove every member of Congress from their current position. Without exception. And smile/whistle/laugh/sing while doing so.

    I would also vote to pass a bill that would SEVERELY limit any political candidate taking any contributions, gifts, etc from anyone – the goal being to end lobbying. Too often, the populace votes for a candidate they never get. This happens because they vote based on the person’s party affiliation, but don’t know about or fail to take into account the true source of the candidate’s campaign treasury. Talk about getting more (or usually, less) than you bargained for.

    And finally, there’d need to be a bill passed that removes legislators’s ability to attach any topic-that-can-be-dealt-with-elsewhere, tangential, or flat unrelated riders to bills. So many chances at real-world solutions are ruined by attaching bombs to otherwise beneficial bills that it’s a miracle if the government ever accomplishes anything positive for our society.

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    • Eric,
      You bring out not only the general incompetence we find on Capitol Hill, but also some of the reasons. They toss around the term “Special Interests” as if they are not tied to any … well, they actually mean the other parties special interests, not mine.

      Thanks for commenting … hope you return.

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