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  •  If we could replace the current Congress (1+ / 0-)
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    with 535 people chosen at random, it would be an improvement and I'll bet about 85% of Americans would agree with me.  As for libertarians, while I do not agree with them when it comes to communities of people consenting to join together to work for the public good on things like schools and parks and all that peaceful stuff, they are not wrong about the SMIC.  They are not wrong.  

    If you want a plan, let's start with abolishing the NSA.  We can start there.  Even if we lose a few people to a terrorist act it's not likely to be more than we lost after repealing the 55 MPH speed limit or repealing Prohibition.  We make mistakes sometimes.  We do the wrong thing.  We need to be represented by people willing to admit we are headed in the wrong direction and change course.  

    And I don't apologize for my cynicism because I truly believe we've never had a Congress this corrupt in the last 100 years.  It is not working and when it is working it is not working for us.

    •  You do realize that those random people (1+ / 0-)
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      would likely include not a few like Honey Boo Boo's mama, the guys from Duck Dynasty, along with more than a few racists, homophobes and out and out nutjobs.

      But if you think it would be better, go right ahead.

      •  I am not afraid of the American people (1+ / 0-)
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        I trust them with the truth.  I trust them a lot more than I trust members of Congress who would deny them the truth.  

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        The current 535 Congressmembers include a larger proportion of racists, homophobes and nutjobs than does the American people. As for Honey Boo Boo's Mama and the guys from Duck Dynasty, we have far worse than them in many Congressional seats.

        I think you're not thinking about the terrible quality people who are the majority of the members of Congress. It's hard to realize they're worse overall than the kinds of people you cited, but they are.

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 03:14:58 PM PDT

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