Old Jules, does absolute power corrupt absolutely?
Power corrupts. It doesn’t need to be absolute so much as it needs time to work and a closed system to work within. It has that in the combination of a two-party system, career politicians, Congress abdicating its responsibilities to the Executive so’s to avoid blame, and a Judiciary that sees itself as a lawmaking body.
Combine that with polarizing propaganda to point fingers away from the agenda and a spoiled, worthless spectator sports distracted population of semi-literates and you have 21st Century US using insurance sales and health care issues making up the gross national product.
Old Jules, what if you made up your own government?
Public officials elected by candidates nominated by sectors of the population and conscripted to serve a single term similar to selection of jury duty members.
Zero deficit spending on pain of death to everyone voting for it or putting it forward as a proposal.
No warfare conducted without formal, carefully defined declaration fully explaining the reason for the declaration, the goals, what has to change in the behavior of the enemy in order to end the conflict, terms of surrender.
Definition of the precise benefits and accompanying obligations of all citizens, property holders, corporations.
Restoration of criminal statutes and penalties for defamation of character of any citizen including those serving in public office.
To name a few.
Old Jules, someone sent this Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution to my files:
“Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States “. Please comment.
Consider what the Constitution and the Amendments to it already say about, say, which branch can declare war, about ownership of firearms by the citizenry, about the nature of currency [and the fact that gold is currency in this country] about how to amend the constitution.
Then ask yourself whether there’s any point in some new amendments. Nobody pays any mind to the Constitution except when it’s convenient to give it lip service.
Old Jules, when will the fall of America happen? Is it because everyone hates everyone else?
In less than a decade, though it won’t be hate that strikes the blow. It will be laziness, greed, stupidity and an inflated sense of self-worth that bursts the bubble.