“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
I'm never ceased to be amazed to see so many people who believe that there is actually a candidate for president from any party (or any federal office) who can/would actually make a difference on behalf of the citizens. You don't get to be a presidential candidate without owing your soul to the company store...and that goes for Congressional offices.
Our system of government is ****ed to the max. No matter where you go...there you are. To believe that there are honest-to-goodness people running for high offices that really care about the general welfare of Americans borders on ignorance and severe naiveness. Such folks simply don't exist. No matter what these folks claim to be - conservative, liberal, republican, democrat, independent, libertarian - if they aren't corrupt and ****ed up going in - they will be within a very quick indoctrination period once in office.
Last edited by Removable Mind; 09-30-11 at 12:56 PM.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?