Abolish Congress?

I think that Congress can be saved, but if it will not act in the best interests of the country, we may have to revise the Constitution to eliminate the legislative branch. That will leave the Federal government with an executive branch and a judicial branch. Laws, treaties and confirmations would be subject to approval of the people by referendum. The Founding Fathers gave us a representative democracy partly because the technology was lacking then to permit a large-scale direct democracy. Now we have that technology in the internet. Direct democracy will require an informed electorate, willing and able to participate in government on a daily and weekly basis. It will require laws that are understandable by the average voter, and it will save money by eliminating a costly branch of government. Let’s insist that Congress clean up its act or we the voters will do it for them.

I am not a Marxist

Karl Marx (1818 – 1883)

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I am not a Marxist.
Barack is not one too.
Call us socialists if you will
Labels do not matter
To those who care
Or to those who care to think.
To a good Christian or Muslim
Charity is a necessity.
Fairness, not charity, is what we seek
Putting the needy before the greedy
Is our program and our creed
Doing right for the many
Not right for the Right few
It is time to put our differences
To the side and be done
The Founding Fathers gave us more than they received
Let us emulate their vision and their wisdom
We can/must advance the cause of freedom and equality
Both here and abroad
Let us lead by example
Not by force and bluster
We can make the US number one again
In the hearts of all mankind.