The Problems with Voting
Here's a problem: rich career politicians from both parties run campaigns in the primaries, bought and paid for by corporations and special interest lobbies, the corporate media decides who are the front runners, weeding out the undesirables and narrowing our choices, then each "Party" chooses a nominee that you are allowed to vote for. That structure in itself invalidates our vote. How can I vote for Kucinich or Paul, or McKinney if they are not chosen by thier "Party" to be the nominee? These names will not be on the ballot.
And who ends up on the ballot? Corporate sponsored stooges that are bought and sold to maintain the status quo imbalance of wealth and power. We are bombarded with propaganda reminding us to vote and to exercise the freedom we enjoy, nevermind that the choices presented to us have been made for us and that the two (or perhaps three) "opposing candidates" on the ballot represent the same corporatist party.
If that isn't enough to invalidate our vote, then we can throw in the Electorial College, and paperless electronic voting machines, and election fraud.
Anyone watching the CNN Democratic YouTube Debates saw how the candidates all pledged to stand up to the big drug and pharmaceutical companies, but anyone that was paying attention might have noticed the commercials during the debate were all for drugs and pharmaceutical companies. Reminds me of traitors like Pelosi and Conyers campaigning and promising to end the war and Impeach the Treasonous War Criminals currently running the Executive Branch of our government, who immediately upon election took the will of the people "off the table" and began vigorously working to please their corporate sponsors.
What we need is a system that eliminates career politicians, who may begin their careers with good intentions, but far to often end up corrupted by greed for power and money, or by the idea that they know what is best for us. How often do we hear politicians talking about what is best for America? And when they talk about America, do they mean an Institution? or an Idea? Too often they forget that America is THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE, and that they are the servents of that collective will.
So what can we change to fix things? Why not start with eliminating the Vote and replacing it with a Lottery? Then outlaw all forms of corporate lobbying and lobbying by foreign nations. Then we could dissolve the Federal Reserve Bank and the IRS, and return the US Dollar to the gold standard. That would be a start.
Sounds pretty crazy huh? No vote? Well, not really, think about it:
People eligible for selection by lottery for Public Service should be educated, say at least a High School Diploma, and they will serve not more than two years in any office, wheather that office be local, state, or federal, and locals will serve locally, residents of the state will serve in their state, and national service will be national. People eligible for selection should not have a criminal background either. That means the person selected to be Governor of Alabama could be you or your neighbor, or that lady that runs the little clothing store downtown; and the same goes for everything from local assembly to congress, the senate, and the president.
Then you make sure that the Public Servents all live in Public Housing, and are paid the Federal Minimum Wage, just to make sure they have a clear perspective on the realities of living in America.
Oh, one more thing that might help is restoring the U.S. Constitution and declaring it inviolate, as in it cannot be changed, ammended, or otherwise tampered with.
And one more thing, no public servent should be allowed immunity from prosecution while in service. If someone breaks the law they should be stopped immediately.
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