Interesting concept

Discussion in 'Gun Legislation' started by TxPhantom, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. TxPhantom

    TxPhantom Active Member

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    Throw the bums out! With congressional approval at about 18%, this is not a bad idea, IMHO.

    http://www.blowoutcongress.com/
     


  2. 1Andy2

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    "So here's the deal. We start over in Congress. From scratch, no exceptions, not one. Every single member of Congress, all incumbents in both the House and Senate, must be blown out of office in their next election cycle. Every one, even the good ones."

    I stopped reading right there. Why make no exceptions? Throw the few good ones out with the rest? Intentionally? Thats stupid.
     
  3. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    I am in agreement for the whole rearranging Congress part. Congress has been derelict in "it's" duties for far too long, and it has seriously undermined the founding principles of this country in basically every manner.
     
  4. TxPhantom

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    planorick New Member

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    The problem I see is that to replace them, you have to have someone running worth voting for or you're right back where you started.
     
  6. 1Andy2

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    If we don't agree on what makes a "good" one, then how are we going to get "good" ones elected at all?

    The point of voting for Representatives is to vote for the ones you want to represent you or your State in congress. Not to simply throw the old ones out.

    A better idea might be term limits. Two consecutive terms for congressman with the ability to run again after skipping a term.

    No consecutive terms for Senators, but they can run again after skipping a term.
     
  7. TxPhantom

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    I agree. Term limits are the way to go but I doubt seriously that they would ever pass such a bill. I also would like our elected officials to be put back on social security retirement instead of their cushy, taxpayer paid retirement program they voted in for themselves. They have all kinds of perks we don't generally know about. Being in federal elected office is like winning the lottery.
     
  8. I understand that just before the American Revolution, the popularity of the King of England was somewhere around 10 to 15% in the Colonies.

    The Colonies took corrective action...

    I've been thinking about that...;)
     
  9. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    Or we could just do congress like they do jury duty. Pull 435 registered{legally} voters from a pool and have them serve 2 years and NO MORE.

    If they are selected give them the option to not serve, but at the expense of their citizenship. They can still live here but will be reduced in stature to the equivalent of a resident alien{complete with green card}

    No retirement plan, or any of the other lifetime perks Congresscritters get.

    It kills the lobbyists in one fell swoop, and what is the worst that can happen................ No one can agree on anything and no new laws get passed:banger::banger::banger:

    Just a thought.
     
  10. 1Andy2

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    Amend the Constitution to put in term limits.

    Do so without the participation or approval of the Federal congress. It can be done.

    The States would simply call a Constitutional convention to propose amendments. If enough delegates approved the measure, it would then go to the several State legislatures for ratification. If enough States ratified it, the Constitution would then be accordingly amended. No Federal say in the matter, whatsoever.

    This is a valid method for amending the Constitution, tho it has never been tried, to my knowledge.
     

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