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Politicians serve if they are elected or not. They stay year after year, decade after decade, not because we want them there, but because they do the bidding of their masters - the wealthy, unelected elite, who run the show from behind closed doors.
We could get rid of corporate funding if we gave government less power. They are able to auction power to corporations. Without this power, corporations would be forced to compete with the best solutions, and the power would be returned to the ppl.
Try and take power away from the government and you will be seen as a domestic terrorist, and you will have the power of the U. S. military at your throat. This is why the Colonials were against a standing army...because they protect the politicians.
I agree CJ, I think the U.S. military will be patrolling soon
I agree with reservations, most of the US military think very much like we do here. If any shadow government is depending on our military to support it, they are likely to be very disappointed. US service men are Americans first
I like your idea. Draft American citizens to serve for 2 years. Put all eligible names in a huge cylinder and give it a spin...like the lottery.
You've got it! I don't think it would end corruption but once someone is in the pocket of any special interest it's difficult to get out. This system would cycle them quickly enough that the damage would be minimal.
Interesting Idea, I just think government needs less power and they wouldn't be able to auction off benefits to corporations. If they couldn't offer benefits then corporations would be forced to compete and provide the best solutions with low costs.
you're absolutely right SportsBetter, limited power would also make these positions less sought after by the unscrupulous elite, who are, of course, born liars. Any government is a difficult beast to keep hold of though.
Yeah your right, the people just don't understand and they willingly give power to politicians based off of fear.
Good point, if people had a better grasp of what to be afraid of we could get government under control. History teaches that evil governments are more frightening than anything else. We should learn that lesson.