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A Real State of the Union

YESWECAN Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 7:57 AM
WE HAVE TO! HAVE TO! HAVE TO! RID OURSELVES OF CAREER POLITICIANS! TO NOT DO THIS WILL BE THE RUINATION OF OUR COUNTRY. IF WE DO NOT GET TERM LIMITS ON THE POLITICIANS THAT DO NOT REALIZE OR CARE IN A REAL WAY WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. WE WILL FOREVER REGRET IT. EVERYONE MUST CONTACT THEIR REPRESENTATIVES AND DEMAND WHAT WE WANT. OTHERWISE WE CAN SAY GOODBYE TO WHAT HAS BEEN LEFT TO US.
TommyMaq Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 4:38 PM
YOU'RE YELLING

...and your plan won't work. The primary dangerous feature of the Leviathan at this point is the gargantuan and byzantine Civil Service Bureaucracy, and approximately 0% of them are elected.

China has ruled with such a system for millennia.
evie10 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 3:40 PM
We've heard another State of the Union speech, and my president said grand things like:

"Think about ... a future where we're in control of our own energy ... I will not cede the wind or solar or battery industry to China ... I will not back down from protecting our kids from mercury poisoning ..."

Actually, he said that in 2012. I write before this year's speech, but he says basically the same thing every year: With more spending, government can fix everything.

But I have this dream -- one where my president walks to the podium, and he instead...