Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Obama Admin Floats Suspension Of Democracy

The floating of ideas, even bad ones, as trial balloons is a common practice by presidential administrations. Many times it is done in an attempt to effect a dramatic change in policy, but for this administration who openly wants to emasculate our constitution, floating an idea which would utterly destroy our most sacred right, the vote, is more than alarming, it is treasonous.

I wish it were not necessary to devise processes to circumvent legislative gridlock, but polarization isn’t going away. John Adams may have been exaggerating when he pessimistically noted that democracies tend to commit suicide, yet, as we are seeing, certain aspects of representative government can end up posing serious problems. And so, we might be a healthier democracy if we were a slightly less democratic one.” Peter Orszag- former OMB director and current Citibank executive

"You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. The one good thing about Raleigh is that for so many years we worked across party lines. It's a little bit more contentious now but it's not impossible to try to do what's right in this state. You want people who don't worry about the next election." NC Gov Bev Perdue

I say we use the mechanics of our Republic, if possible, and call for special elections this coming November for all federal offices up to and including the office of President. That is an idea that could get some serious lift in the trial balloon methodology of current politics.