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AnArmyVeteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 08:21 PM
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We need to scrap elections and have lotteries to select officeholders.
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Face it, virtually no one can get elected without prostituting themselves out to big business or the rich. The Citizens United case made it impossible to ever elect an honest, competent person who will represent the people. What we need is a lottery system that selects people at random, say from their social security numbers.

We could still keep in effect the age requirements for the house, senate and president. But that's it. Every city, every district and every state would have identical lottery systems. We could eliminate virtually all the whores in government overnight. Instead of corrupt thugs in business being able to be just walk into any elected official in government and demanding things, they would be completely shut out.

Even if prisoners were made eligible to be selected for office we would still end up with a vastly improved and more honest government. I'd like to wake up on 'Lottery Day' and discover I was a US senator, govenor or president. I have no doubt I could do a better job than almost everyone in congress or the executive branch. Representing people and solving problems isn't rocket science. But it's almost impossible for anyone in the current corrupt system to do what is right and represent the people they are supposed to represent.

And we could pass a law that stated if any officeholder was caught taking bribes they would get an automatic 25 years in prison. No more slaps on the wrist like 'censures' for committing crimes while serving in government. And we could also keep impeachment as a way of removing people from office. Look at the billions we'd save on elections and the trillions we would save by not having our pockets picked by corrupt mobsters in business.

Yeah, I know this idea is 'out there' (and written in jest) and would have a lot of constitutional hurdles to pass, but so what. We need a huge change in this country or it will soon be history. We currently have is a damned whoredom, not a democratic republic.

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