I grow increasingly more cynical about the ability of the folks in Washington, D.C. to accomplish anything meaningful. It seems as if our elected representatives are so entrenched in their personal missions to "get mine" and to grab power that none of them are representing the people of America in integirty and honor.
Thomas Jefferson said, "Every generation needs a new revolution."
I think we have gone so far down the road of corruption in our federal government that it is no longer salvageable through the democratic process our founding fathers envisioned.
An armed revolution in this country is not feasible or desired, but what of an unarmed revolution, a revolution by vote? What do you think the outcome might be if a goodly portion of eligible voters used the power of the ballot box to toss out ALL incumbents, of both parties? What would happen if the Washington elite were sent home, in mass; all it's career Senators and Representatives, all it's power brokers, all incumbent Democrats and Republicans?
35 Senate seats and all 435 House seats are up for election this year. Can you imagine the excitement of seeing a large number of incumbents sent home? Can you imagine a House with numerous positions newly seated? It would be just like the first Congress and what a "wake up" call to those left in position!!
Just once, can you imagine Libertarians and Constitutionalists being elected to seats unopposed by one of the major parties. Can you imagine a Congress filled with Americans who care more about the nation than their own pockets; a multi-party Congress where everyone had to work together to achieve legislation?
Do you think then we might get some folks working for us instead of for themselves?
Just say ,"NO!" to incumbents in 2008!
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what if we had a peaceful revolution and everyone came?