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    StevenJoseph

    Screw leaders I'll settle for what the constitution intended, representatives.  The theory of a representative democracy is that the government will actually represent the people.  No, not always and not perfectly.  In fact prior to the modern age they had a pretty good excuse.  There was no convenient way to gage the will of the people so they were never held to a very high standard.  The problem much more obvious now when public opinion is actively measured to the second decimal place regularly.  I was personally on two polling panels that measured support for gun control.  Now we should be able to hold our representatives to a higher standard but we can't.

    The government isn't broken: It's rigged, It's bought off. It is leadership of the 1% by the 1% and for the 1%.    

    Anybody can justify any stand by claiming to be a leader.  We don't need rogue leadership.  We need congress critters who are willing to represent the people of the nation.  

    A bad idea isn't responsible for those who believe it. ---Stephen Cannell

    by YellerDog on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 10:38:56 PM PDT

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