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What If November Changes Nothing?

Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 1:24 AM
Paulus, a constitutional convention might - emphasis the word "might" - be a means of solving some of the problems that plague us, but consider the following difficulties... 1. What good is done by amending the constitution when the political class and elites of this nation no longer believe themselves to be bound by it or subject to its laws? 2. Barriers to third-party alternatives need to be lowered and the rigged two-part shell game of the GOP and Dems needs to be exposed for what it is - a cartel. 3. A third choice should appear on all ballots, "none of the above," which - if it attains a plurality of votes in a given election - should force the ticket to be vacated in favor of new candidates and a new vote. 4. End the Fed
CVN65 Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 9:24 AM
That's a pretty good start. I would also make it forbidden to name any public works project, be it financed fully or partially with taxpayer money, after any sitting politician or within ten years of their termination of office. Eliminate all retirement funding for any elected position. Governing is not supposed to be a full-time occupation and certainly not the road to free lifetime bennies.
What if the principal parties' candidates for president really agree more than they disagree?

What if they both support the authority of the federal government to spy on Americans without search warrants? What if they both support confining foreigners, uncharged and untried, in Guantanamo Bay? What if they both believe the president can arrest without charge and confine without trial any American he hates or fears?

What if they both believe in secret courts -- kept away from the public and the press -- that can take away the rights of Americans? What if they both think...