Keeping an Eye on Congress
Everyone agrees that this current U.S. Congress is the most pitiful, corrupt, sleazy collection of prostitutes ever assembled. (My apologies to the world’s oldest profession for comparing you to American legislators. No offense intended.)
It’s one thing to agree that there’s a problem — that’s the easy part. Now, what’s the solution? Strict campaign finance laws so that the wealthiest two percent doesn’t drown everyone else out? Requiring all media to provide free advertising to all candidates and political causes, thereby making jillion-dollar campaign contributions moot? (Some European countries do this.)
Or we could take a laissez-faire attitude and decide that the First Amendment allows two percent of the population to purchase politicians, and just let the chips fall where they may.
There are valid arguments for and against all of these ideas.
Here’s another one: Senator Barack Obama has introduced the Congressional Ethics Enforcement Commission Act of 2006. This would set up an independent watchdog commission to make sure our Public Servants are obeying ethics rules. Our “servants” are about as trustworthy as an alcoholic working in a liquor store; they need some oversight.
This may or may not be the perfect solution, but something needs to be done. Whenever there’s a video of cops beating up a suspect, there are calls for a civilian review board to oversee the police and handle complaints. Some cities actually have these review boards.
For five years now, our “Leaders” has been stomping and kicking the living shit out of our Constitution. They’re watching us; and they need to have somebody keeping an eye on them.
Tennessee and Kentucky are already doing this at the state level.
Please click here to ask your Congressperson and your Senators to sponsor this bill. We’re all sick and tired of our