Why does our government no longer function properly? Where does the corruption in government stem from? What is the solution?
Term limits absolutely. Their "job" was never meant to be a lifetime appointment. I don't believe that's what the Founders envisioned.Take the money out of the equation. Money comes with power. Power is built over time. Limit their time in power - term limits. Add in stiffer jail terms for good measure.
Be careful with that thinking. Seems like the anti's say the same thing about hi cap mags and "assualt weapons"Term limits absolutely. Their "job" was never meant to be a lifetime appointment. I don't believe that's what the Founders envisioned.
Term limits are a good start though? How can Dian Feinstein enter office worth squat... Now her estimated value is 46million to 108million? Perhaps she is a good saver? Perhaps its the legalized insider trading? Perhaps its vote buying?Term limits absolutely. Their "job" was never meant to be a lifetime appointment. I don't believe that's what the Founders envisioned.
It will not be easy since Politcians usually exempt themselves from their obligations and rules that most people would go to jail for breaking. All we can do is vote the bums out of office.Why does our government no longer function properly? Where does the corruption in government stem from? What is the solution?
Best idea yet. What do we generally do to controll government size? Well... We need to have a branch of government to watch that branch of government, lol. Or pass a law to ensure that they are following the law. I especially like how many people are excited when Obama or Holder or Clinton or the IRS gets caught in scandle after scandle. They say... Their investigating the DOJ!!! look closer though... The DOJ will be investigating the DOJ, lol. When government investigates government want to know what happens? Exactly what the government wants to happen.It's simple. Reduce its scope and responsibilities. Why do we need at ATF? Seriously. Government will always be corrupt and completely incompetent at anything other than breaking things and killing people. Therefore, its responsibilities stop at keeping the barbarians on the other side of the border and severely punishing murderers and thieves. We can give it a couple others, like upholding contracts (again something that may require force) and minting coins, but that's it. Want to stop the corruption? Stop thinking "what should the government do about it?" whenever you go pondering a new problem.
Well, for starters, if you were born today, you were born owning $50,000+. Not sure that they are accountable to that debt?I guess am glad to be in my 60's. I have four sons with families an cant imagine what they will see an have to work through in their lifetime much less my grand kids. The media has made it impossible for alphas to make it in politics. So you get whats left the touchy feely politicly correct politicians who will never have a original idea. They rule from consensus of their lackeys who will never speak up or speak their own minds. There has never been a nation who survived a government that was bigger than the people they ruled. The dumbing down of our education system is the beginning of a nation of followers with no one to lead.
Sorry to be the glass half empty but its hard to find the silver lining right now. But hey had a great tome at the range today