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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

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 prostitutes legislators bending over for lobbyists and VIPs and ignoring the rest of us. Let’s give this bill a chance. This may be a small step toward taking back our government.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Jake Porter said...

I think you should read this.

http://www.lp.org/media/
article_284.shtml

The first thing people should do is not vote for anyone that is going to violate the Constitution.

February 22, 2006 at 4:15 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jake: Sorry but that link didn't work. It just took me to the main page, and there isn't a Media section listed there. Does the formation of a Congressional Watchdog violate the Constitution?

I can see the pros and cons of the idea, but I wanted to put it out there. Everyone agrees that Congress is corrupt, but nobody agrees on the solution. Something's gotta be done. Preferably enough voters will wake up and vote intelligently. Riiight.

February 22, 2006 at 11:17 AM  
Anonymous Jake said...

No,

When the link was working properly, they were afraid of spending limits being used to keep the third parties from competition.

February 23, 2006 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jake: Oh yeah, I've heard about that. Both parties suck, no question about that. I usually end up voting for the Democrat as the lesser of 2 evils (barely), but we need some new blood in there.

February 23, 2006 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Their attitude about the Constitution may come from the top. If what Capitol Hill Blue said is true, Bush himself said he was tired of people mentioning the Constitution to him, and that it is "just a goddamned piece of paper". If the president has a general disregard for the Constitution, his most ardent supporters might pick up on that from him.

This POTUS also seems to have a general disregard for the House and Senate. He seems to view them as obstacles which keep him from getting his way. When he made his comment about this all being easier if this was a dictatorship, as long as he was dictator, I'm not sure he was really joking.

February 25, 2006 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: I've seen that comment Bush made about being a dictator. I'm sure he said it jokingly but I don't think he was joking. His whole attitude is that he and his fellow Bluebloods should be running everything completely, and they shouldn't have to explain themselves to the peons.

February 26, 2006 at 12:09 AM  

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