"I Came, I Saw, I Stuck Around!"
Do you think it will ever happen Doug? Why do they think they are better than the rest of us in America?
I myself can't see it being done Marty.....Tremendous blogs these few days.
It's no challenge to anyone but the politicians who lose if it were passed.Again, we have the psychopathic nature, & I so very much doubt it's a matter of 'thinking' they're better than we are...they don't think in those terms. They only, (even more so, the sociopath), think of themselves. Period.Is there anything in the Constitution that gives them their entitlements? Lets them raise their own 'wages,' (pardon me while I laugh), or is it possible we've just let things slip, like parents with little kids who get away with things when we're not looking.I'm weary of it all...but I'll never stop fighting in whatever way I can.
The odds are long, Marty. But Congress is held in such low esteem that I'm sure if it was put to a popular vote an Amendment like this would carry.
There's nothing on a state level to prevent a movement like this from gaining momentum. But the people currently inside the Congress themselves would fight this tooth and nail against it. I'm beginning to wonder since we have term limits on Presidents if the same shouldn't be applied to Congress. They don't seem to be working together very much these days anyway.
Indeed Congress should have term limits, & the Supreme Court as well~~if not even more so! However, I am still wondering about Roberts~~too good a move for the Republicans expectations, & totally unexpected by everyone else. Where is his reward?
Since corporate money is out of hand in our politics, some institutional changes seem to be in order, Dragon.
Ironically, we need a "People's House of Representatives." The votes of The People would be observed, honoured, & respected by a Constitutional Amendment, including all issues, all areas of our so-called government. Because 'we' are the majority, we would win.Now if someone can please tell me how this new branch of 'government' could be established, I will volunteer all my time & energy to it.I am waiting. :)
I agree people do need to have some leverage over the representitives. They are less representitive than at any time in our history. A national referendum system on selected and important issues might help.
But how would we get this started? I think this is the problem most people have. A good idea, a necessary step, but, how do we proceed? It's like...we need so badly, but we don't have a leader. Don't all rebels have a leader? Oh, I'm just getting tired & silly......
The Constitution makes it very hard to proceed to change things, Lucija. It has to be done through a positive vopte in both houses of The Congress and passed in the legislatures state by state until a 3/5ths majority of the state legislatures agree. I think it's a tough sell, but so was women's sufferage a centiry ago.
I understand. I also understand it isn't time to jump ship just yet.However, I do wonder 'how' so many constitutional laws were violated in various States without any consequences. (After the 2010 debacle.)
Do you mean through redistricting or new voter suppression laws?
Let me count the ways? Voter suppression is certainly one. How did they get that through, or are they just playing around with attempted restrictions to the illegality of it, until the election is over?
Yes, Lucija, I think the court system is going so slow on the voter identification business that is exactly what is happening.