Tuesday, July 04, 2006

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. "

No truer words were ever written. The time is coming soon. The government has never been so disconnected from the people as it is now.

2 comments:

Publius said...

Our government as it stands is proof that we need term limits, yet at the same time, there are still some Congressmen who have been at it awhile who are doing good work. What if we said you can hold office only two terms consecutively and then you have to find something else to do for a term before you can come back again? Let the politicians get back to the people for awhile before we send them back to controlling and ruining our lives.

Bobkatt said...

Publius, thanks for the input but I don't know of any congressmen that we can't do without. Think of all the qualified people that don't even concider running because of the incumbent factor. Then think of all the scum that never seem to leave no matter how harmful and decrepit they become. I my opinion, the longer they are in office the more corrupt they become and the less connected to the people they are. If two terms is long enough for the president then why not the congress?
Term limits are only the first step in reform we need. We also need to eliminate all forms of lobbying. I don't buy that this is free speech. We also need campaign finance reform so that you don't have to spend 1 million dollars to get elected to a $200,000 a year job.