Other than throwing them all out of office in november, I suppose nothing else will work? It would appear they are bound and determined to do whatever the heck they want. No matter how corrupt it is and how much the American people don’t want it.
Even throwing the current bunch out doesn’t change things much. The institutional forces quickly subvert efforts at change.
Remember that not long ago, the Republican congress behaved so abominably that they were turned out as a group. But there was a great irony behind this.
George W. Bush, of all people, believed that the presidency had become too strong, or that the congress had become too weak. So he focused on the WoT, and tried to let his Republican congress run the country. This was a throwback to the second half of the 19th Century, when a few presidents tried this.
It was a distinct failure, and so now our nation is burdened with the exact opposite, who also are showing signs of being booted out, as a group.
But this just returns us to the same situation we had before.
As an alternative, I was very heartened yesterday, that Justice Thomas’ wife was founding her own Tea Party organization. As such, this is an indicator that at least one Justice would favor and support a constitutional convention.
But we need to ask the question of all congressional candidates as well: “If the individual States call a constitutional convention, to reform the federal government, will you support this effort?”
I think a surprising number, of all but the worst of the offenders, would actually support that, at least in principle. For they have seen how twisted, inflexible and inefficient the current system has become. How it is no longer acceptable to just about anyone.