Wag, I understand. Most of my voting has been for the lesser of evils or simply against the worst candidate. Those with full time jobs have little time for marching on Washington with pitchforks, torches, tar and feathers.
Perhaps we are going to have to allocate some time for such things though or our elected officials are going to simply continue with business as usual. We need to get a group in that will legislate term limits and put some type of REAL recall things in place so we can address crooked politics more readily.
There are a great number of issues that simply should not ever be addressed by government. Most regulatory legislation is in response to special interest groups that have elected "their man" to address their issues. Capitalism regulates itself in the marketplace. By cutting out most of what Government dabbles in today we can they rely on them to represent US. They criteria should be that the politician prescribes to the Constitution of the US and not because they pass themselves off as some kind of social panacea for the masses.
Every time I hear about the president or the congress needing to create jobs, I cringe and get the desire to strangle something. If I were President I would create jobs by ending welfare and asking congress to strike every damn pice of regulatory legislation inhibiting business from growing and providing jobs to be had. I would ask them to pass legislation prohibiting collective bargaining practices which place Labor Unions in the driver's seat in business operations. Unions should concern themselves with benefits and protections for their members in regards to insurance and pensions and not with pay scales when quality issues are at stake. I would create jobs by getting Government out of the business business.
I probably won't be President without a civil war, and then I would only be president over a very small area.
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I had a bad experience at a polling place in Illinois in my early yrs. I didn't vote for the next 20 yrs. I felt my vote didn't count, nor did my rights, my needs or wants. In a word, I felt I was disenfranchised. I still feel that way, however I do vote now. The system is definitely broken, with little chance of ever being fixed.
I find myself in agreement with most of those on this and other similar forums I frequent. That we are in the minority is pretty evident by the direction of political winds. I can only hope that I live to see a shift in the wind.
If voting could change anything for the better, It'd already be illegal.
I kinda rounded the numbers and came up with a hundred and fifty million. Regardless of the poll, you never (least from what I've found, excluding those from orginizations that have something to proove) come up with fewer than two hundred million guns and 90 million gun owners. Hell the Small Arms Survey of 2007 says that there are 88.8 guns per 100 residents, but those numbers include legally owned as well as illegally gotten.
Florida by itself has almost a million people with concealed carry permits. And there are an estimated six to ten million concealed carry holders in the U.S.
Already, the cops and military are outnumbered just by those who have CCWs.
But yeah. I agree with ya. Be it sixty million gun owners or a hundred million. The gov would be seriously outnumbered. And no I do not want a civil war. I've done war. It sucks and I don't want to do it again. But if something doesn't change I can see war coming.
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It's one thing to say something about having a civil war. Quite another to be willing to pay the cost of it. Money is the least of it. Suffering is the most of it.
As our forefathers said, though, occasionally, we have to repurchase our freedoms with blood. I continually hope they are wrong. I continually see that they may have been right.
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