To: SunkenCiv; snarks_when_bored; starbase
*Ping* for a Sunday morning.
posted on 03/25/2007 6:42:12 AM PDT
(The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
Instead, knowing that man (and men) are fallible, they wisely devised the government of the United States to operate by a system of checks and balances. They correctly foresaw that if any one faction, or organizational element, of the government, acquired too much power, the freedoms listed in the Constitution would fall in temporal (though not eternal) jeopardy.
Excellent piece grey_whiskers. I think one of the most damaging turns our representative government took was when it went from senatorial appointments, to popular senatorial elections.
Now of course those are two loaded words, "popular" and "elections". Who doesn't like popularity and elections?
But, in fact, since Senators are so removed from the people, making them directly elected basically made them aristocrats, with no one to answer to.
Originally each state House appointed the senators. Did everyone know that? I didn't, at first it seemed too aristocratic. But as this illegal alien attack has spun out of control, I've found it's easy to get to my Representative's offices (and his office is near my house, of course, since his district is small compared to the size of the whole state), but my senators don't even keep their office phones staffed in state!
We can directly pressure the House, who should then be able to reign in errant
aristocrats senators. One huge step we can take back to true representation, would be to replace the "silk stockinged ones" in the Senate with state House appointed messengers. Then they would understand that they actually work for the state, and not the other way around. 3
posted on 03/25/2007 7:08:28 AM PDT
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