"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
everyone of you are going to be judged by future generations, and those future generations will find faults with you, as you find faults with the founders.
Anti-Democracy advocate, Mixed government is the only good government
THE second point to be examined is, whether the [constitutional ]convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
Argument lets us see the problems in our thinking, if you are open to it.
I think we need to turn the system upside down, shake out all the dirt, and reform laws and regulations at the federal level as well as throw all of the many corrupt asshats down the steps of the Capitol building.
Shaking things up a bit in Congress will only result in the NSA, DoD, and DoJ classifying more and more of their actions and literally getting away with treason... in secret. If you don't consider what the NSA has already done treasonous, anyway.
Disappointing ? More like disgusted. Minorities have had some of their rights protected since then but in general our rights have been destroyed and every day we lose more.
The short version is people will gravitate to tribalism. The 2 party system is in many ways a joke such as The Republican Heritage Foundation coming up with the idea of an individual mandate for healthcare coverage but a Democrat implements a Republican idea and he's a socialist. There are all kinds of other examples. I am of the view that the 2 party system pacifies the need for tribalism in the human psyche politically in America. If the parties were done away with I fear a vacuum would be created and would be filled with a political tribalism based upon geographic region and would threaten to literally break apart the country.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011