Bryan and I were having a discussion about morals and government this
morning. I thought a solution could be to pass a new law that forbids any
government office holders, or decision makers from drawing a salary of any
kind. Their work would be charity work much like we citizens provide
charity work when participating in jury duty. While we do get paid for
participating, perhaps we could also allow a government official $6 per day
for his contribution. Really and truly when you actually see what public
officials do, a week out of their year should be adequate to handle
Public officials should be considered "Public Servants", hummm, what an
Obviously public officials would have a regular job like the rest of us for
his or her financial needs. Public Officials taking bribes or being
directly compensated for his or her decision making would be sentenced to
life in prison. Special interest groups would be illegal.
Further, ALL laws have to originate by a suggestion of the people and then a
vote by the people would decide as to whether they pass or not. Suggestions
by the people would be collected by a minimum of 3, 3rd party public
companies and the most popular suggestions from each would be compared and
published publicly for the people to vote on.
The government will operate on fixed budget and cannot over spend. This
absolutely should not be a problem once our government officials realize
that under the table donations and lobbyist would no longer be a reason to
stay in office.
But if you do away with special interests, you have to do away with people
Special interests are the foil to the madness of crowds. Sometimes the
special interests win, sometimes the mob wins. Most often they cancel each
There is no BEST solution, but a better one is a monarchy.
And a better one than that is to, once again, allow only property owners
The "right" to vote of "everyman" is what is ultimately going to lead to
the downfall of this republic.
Think about it ...
In my state, we used to have a rule that only property owners could vote on
bond proposals - those guaranteed by property taxes. Courts struck it down.
We also used to require voter registration in January for elections to be
held in November. Courts struck it down.
We used to have a "Poll Tax" of $1.25 (with provisions for indigencies).
Courts struck it down.
Those that approach government officials/decision makers directly would be
There is no reason to make direct contact with the government
Officials/Public Servants. The "legal" special interest groups can approach
the public to suggest items that may be submitted by the people and voted on
by the people for popular suggestions to be passed into law. And then of
course the public will vote to pass or fail the new suggested law. Public
officials/Public Servants would simply implement the new laws created by the
Like it or not the country operates on a strong federal government.
Seems among other things we fought a war to prove it, but still have
folks trying to promote states rights, but face it, it's never going
From time to time, the federal gogernment does a few things you don't
like, but that's life.
Might as well enjoy the ride..
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