Leadership?

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  1. StarchaseR
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    What are your thoughts on this statement:

    We have no competent political leadership from the executive office to the last person in US congress, from the governors of states to the last person in state congress.

    Is this true or not and if so, why?
     
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    Not true about 10% of congress is competent.
    It has been this way for a few decades too.
     
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    Leadership is not the problem.

    The problem is the way our system was designed. The "founding fathers" fucked up.

    It should never require a 60% majority to pass legislation.

    The U.S. Senate should be abolished.
     
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    Get rid of the House of Lords?
     
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    The odds are that there is at least one competent leader somewhere within the system. Just don't ask me who that person is because I haven't seen one yet.

    98% of Americans are decent, hard working people. Unfortunately, we elect the other 2%.
     
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    Exactly.

    The U.S. Senate is the greatest threat to America there is.

    A million times more dangerous than AQ.

    If we had only one legislative body, we would be a much better country.
     
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    Yea, no doubt you could have done a much better job.




    Idiot.
     
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    Shove it up your ass, bitch.
     
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    Assuming the House and Senate each own 50% of the legislative branch, a voting district in Wyoming has nearly 10 times the representation than a district in California. Across the US, a vote cast in a lightly populated State has greater value than a vote cast in a highly populated State. “All men are (supposed to be) created equal.” Federal law imposes itself equally on every American. Because of this, every vote cast on the federal level should carry equal value. We achieve this ideal when we cut the Senate out of the federal government and give the entire legislature to its rightful owners, the House of Representatives.

    Defenders of the status quo claim that citizens from lightly populated States need the Senate for protection against unwanted "Big State" legislation. This is a false assumption because the divisions in government are along ideological lines which have nothing to do with the size of States. Within our House, the people of California speak with 53 very different voices. Not with one voice, 53 times louder than Wyoming. A large portion of these Californian voices have more in common with the voice from Wyoming than they do with the voices from their own State. There is no "Big State" agenda, unanimously backed by the Representatives of California and Texas, but blocked by the Senate in order to protect smaller States. Such an agenda does not exist.

    States do not even have power in the House of Representatives, the People do. People choose the Representative they believe will best serve their individual interest, not their State’s interest, if one even exists. No State has sway in the House; so when we abolish the Senate, large States will be unable to abuse powers which they do not possess. The Senate was not created to look out for small States. It serves a very different minority.

    The super rich, and their puppets, own the Senate because the amount of money required to run a successful Senate race dwarfs the amount required to run for the House. In order to launch a Senatorial campaign, corporate money must be sought. Potential Senatorial candidates are first screened by the concentrations of private power. After this process, the public gets the chance to choose among the corporate nominees. So Senators, emerging from the highest tip of American capitalist society, naturally look out for the interests of the opulent minority.

    abolishthesenate.org
     
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    So true.
     

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