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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 02:43 PM
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Is there a way that we can completely get rid of Congress and let the
WH operate on it's own accord, because it seems to me that the Congress is doing nothing more than converting O2 into CO2.

This whole news about the Roberts/NSA/WH deal really has me in the dumps. :cry:

I just want to get rid of all of them - they are useless and in fact they are hurting us more than helping.
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Rocknrule Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 02:47 PM
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1. What good would that do
except make it official that we are ruled by a single monarch?
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 02:50 PM
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2. we already are ruled by a single monarch so why pay these people
to walk around and do nothing for us, but do everything they can to secure the WH's policies.

Seems kind of redundant having two branches walking in lock step together.

At least then we wouldn't be under the delusion that Congress would actually do their job - check and balance the other branches of Capitol Hill.

Big waste of time

Big waste of money

Big waste of hope

They are fucking useless no point in having them there.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 02:52 PM
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4. I know.
:cry: :cry: :cry:

I feel the same way. I'm sick of the treasonous rat bastards. I really am.

Peace. :hug:
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 02:56 PM
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5. I am really starting to lose hope for anything right now,
I am just devastated by today's events - the whole thing is a sham

I don't know what to do anymore :crazy: I feel like I am taking crazy pills.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 04:02 PM
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7. You know what helps me...
just knowing that there are others that feel the same way that I do. :hug:

Peace.
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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 04:06 PM
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8. a LOT of others
who feel the way you do.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 02:51 PM
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3. This should be a BIG theme of the 06 election
"Want to know what REALLY happened during & after Katrina?
Want to know what really happened with the wiretapping scandal?
Want to know what happened with the Lobbying scandal?
Want to know what happened with the outing of a covert agent?
Want to know where ALL that money we used to have, went?

Better elect democrats to office so we can have a REAL investigation,
and bring the guilty parties to justice.

The lump under the rug is starting to look like Mt. Everest
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dchill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 04:21 PM
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11. I really like this idea...
too bad we don't dare add "Want to know what REALLY happened on 9/11?" to that list.

Seriously - You have the script for a great national Democratic ad campaign. You should post this as its own thread.
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 03:10 PM
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6. We can put everything on the internet and everyone over 21
can vote on it. Get rid of congress. They're not doing much. We the People can take over. We can vote on new laws and changes to old ones one law at a time. No more secret hidden items in laws.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 04:11 PM
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10. Cheney etal owns the internet
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 04:10 PM
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9. Did you see the movie 'Gladiator'?
Commodus wants to get rid of the Senate. He sees no use for them.
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PhilipShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 04:44 PM
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12. What if we the people became the Congress?
Edited on Thu Feb-16-06 04:52 PM by PhilipShore
I am not a lawyer--but I actually see no practical need -- for the Congress. I have no technical knowledge of government and politics, but a brief review of the laws written by and for the Congress, seems to benefit the Congress but not the people they claim to be representatives of.

Take the Gonzo Wiretapping hearings as an example of a fallen system. Congress: We are the check and balance, we write the laws. Gonzo: You have no power and authority to be a check and balance, we made a secret law which says so. Congress: Tell us what the secret law is in secret, then we will make your secret law a law.

If I had my way I would dissolve the CIA, and close down all corporate control of the media, and put it in the control of ordinary citizens -- made up of the best of the best in the artistic, and liberal organizations.

I would cut the military budget by 90%, and ban all nukes (military or Nuke plants)

Ban all guns and hunting.

Develop free health care for all people

Develop free health care for all animals.

Create a non-violent army, Air-Force, Marine Corps and Navy.

Create a Department of Non-Violence to replace the Department of Defense.

I would pull all troops out of offshore bases, and revoke all current wars, and seek an International resolution outlawing all war.

Forgive all debts -- internationally and in the United States.

Outlaw the NRA.

Increase International funding for health, education, and well being to 5% of our budget.

Seek the elimination of all cars-to be replaced by environmentally safe mass transportation.

Join the Kyoto treaty nations to stop Global warming.

Increase the welfare budget to house, educate, and give health care to all in the United States.

I would eliminate personal income taxes and only tax Corporations.

Make racially or anti-Semitic, etc. speech a hate crime under the law -- similar to how the Germans outlaw -- Nazism language.
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