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It really comes down to term limits!

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Our founding fathers recognized the importance of having citizen politicians. Citizen politicians defined over 235 years ago as people who participate in the political process, and these people come from all walks of life, such as farmers, businesses, law practices, inn keepers, chimney sweepers and schoolteachers.

These citizen politicians participated in the people’s government result in fresh new realist practical ideas from the communities they live in. These ideas coming from the community bringing reality and cultural inspiration based on real world experiences. These citizen politicians representing the people’s government and after their politicking is done they simply travel home to their citizens lives once again.

What is deeply saddening is the evolutionary process of the professional politician, who’s only goal in life is to stay in that elected seat full-time and forever. Without ever relinquishing this position resulting in stagnant ideas, with no possible sense of connection to the real people that elected them. In addition, a lack of connection to any sense of reality at all, these professional politicians are more closely aligned to an elitist mindset nowhere grounded to the community they are supposed to represent.

Political elitists have no direct correlation to the citizens that they represent, in most cases these professional politicians are not even from the same state. The only reason that these professional politicians are there, is because a great deal of money is now made for being a professional politician. Our founding fathers never intended to make citizens full-time politicians, or they would have written term-limits into the constitution for all elected officials from dogcatcher to the president.

Instead, what we have today a professional politician with no real connection back to the community that they represent, and what happens is “we the people” cease to exist.” “We the people” today are no longer the foundation for this government, and we the people have become merely three words in the English language.

Not going to happen on my watch; Our voices are powerful and true!

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2010-Midterm Elections Coming Early To The State of Massachusetts

It appears that perhaps the 2010-midterm elections coming early to the State of Massachusetts. With the passing of Ted Kennedy, filling his senatorial seat decided by a special election. As Massachusetts’ law stand today the special election will be open to all political parties. Massachusetts law requires a special election within 145-160 days after a Senate seat becomes vacant and the law prohibits the governor from making an interim appointment. This was not always the case in Massachusetts, which last changed its succession law in 2004 to require a special election. Before that change, the governor could name a successor. At the time, the Democrat Party worried that the Republican Governor Mitt Romney would be able to fill any vacancy created if Democratic Senator John Kerry became elected president, obviously changing the rules to best fit the Democrat Party’s politics of the day (Source: CNN).

Imagine what would happen if we change the rules to favor the New York Yankees before the next Boston Red Sox World Series.

Ironically, the American Revolution began at Christ Church in Boston where it was “one if by land, two if by sea,” by passionate people who believed in freedom, liberty, and developed what we call today democracy (Source: Library of Congress). Such important history beginning in Massachusetts is on the verge of historic significance once again.

The question now becomes will the Democrat Party change the rules to keep this senatorial seat or will they put their trust in our democracy and fair play?

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Democracy is Not A Polite and Pretty Entity

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Many of my liberal, moderate, and conservative friends focus more on the argument than the actual importance of having the argument. Agree or not, the disagreement of different political viewpoints represents the only true important factor in the rhetoric. We must never stop debating, never stop disagreeing, and never stop questioning because that is what democracy is all about. Democracy is not a polite and pretty entity; it can become fearful for the light-at-heart. When we stop arguing, when the rhetoric becomes one-sided, when any side is no longer willing to question, we achieve pure submission. Submission does not work in a democracy; submission is not liberty nor is it being free. The human race has not achieved the top of the food chain because we were submissive. The human race represents the uppermost part of the food chain because we are willing to risk all to get our point across. What does this all mean, there is no real democracy without passionate rhetoric! Regardless of where your political beliefs reside, be it left, middle or right, is not the concern, what is important is questioning our government to keep them honest and true to our best wishes. When we are questioning, we’re pro-actively taking the time to understand each issue that interests us, and affects us, as long as we independently determine our own belief at the end of the day that is true democracy. Read, write, and question everything!

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Sarah Palin, the common folks 21st century American Knight!

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Sarah Palin, the common folks 21st century American Knight!

Why do the silver spoon-fed aristocrats hate Governor Palin so much?

This hatred comes from her association with the common folks. Today’s embedded long-term career politicians are no different from the noble class of the Middle Ages. Then out of the American last wild frontier comes a woman not groomed for greatness by attending the finest private schools money could buy. She is a natural people organizer, positive proof that you don’t have to buy votes to win elections. She is a person who’s family is as unpredictable as our own, and far from perfect, yet so truly loved. Her examples of genuine love for her family are an aristocrat’s worst nightmare.

Here is why the aristocrats are now worried, our economic system shaped like a pyramid, the wealthiest 10% of United States families own more than 72% of the total wealth. (Source: Race, class, and gender in the United States by Paula S. Rothenberg) This means the remaining 90% represent the second class citizens, the common folks, and the middle class. 90% of anything represents an amazing number of votes that reacts to positive emotion. Governor Palin gives people a reason for positive emotion, and she gives them a reason to believe that common folks can become great leaders in our society. She represents the truest form of the American dream, still alive today in the 21st Century.

Compounding the aristocrat’s dilemma is the aristocrats can only afford to buy off about 20% of these common folks; the remaining 80% represent a voting revolution thirsty for a new leader.

The aristocrats believe that Sarah Palin is this leader, a common folks 21st century American Knight. She may or may not be the next chosen one, what she will do is shake up the aristocrat tree, and we will all be better-off because of it!

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Credit Card Industry Friend or Foe, You Decide!

Credit card industry and drug dealers have a great deal in common, the business models are similar. Strategically targeting young people in college, credit card industry throws many risky credit card applications into student’s mailboxes. Think about this, how can a student afford any credit at all, and turn down what appears as free money? The enticement, the hook is easy, young inexperienced and unprepared to combat predatory lenders. 76 percent of undergraduates have credit cards, and the average undergrad has $2,200 in credit card debt. Having no means to pay off what you borrow begins a lifetime of indentured servitude. Never-ending, simply paying the minimum payment, pure interest, a predatory lenders delight. Real moneymakers for the credit card industry, they make back their money many-times over. The average outstanding credit card debt for households was $10,679 at the end of 2008. (Source: Nilson Report, April 2009)

The credit card industry in the United States with annual earnings in the $30 billion range is the most profitable industry. This industry started to become profitable as a result of deregulation, then the Supreme Court decision in the Smiley v. Citibank case lifted fees on what credit card banks could charge, and fees went from a modest $5 to $10 to today’s $29 to $39 fee for paying late or simply going over your credit limit. Credit card banks also use specific marketing tactics to increase their profits. The first is zero percent introductory interest rate offers, when this period ends the interest rate increases to 17 or 19% overnight. The second tactic used is to require a minimum monthly payment of only 2% to encourage cardholders to endlessly carry a balance so they can rake in more interest profit. (Source: Wall Street Journal, Apr 13, 2009)

There are those who can pay-off their cards every month. However, the credit card industry is banking on you not doing so. The credit card industry today a guaranteed moneymaking business model, they are banking on most of the credit cardholders not paying off their balance every month. Interest rates from 5% to 29%, anyone’s guess, the credit card industry forced organized crime’s moneylenders out of business; it is difficult to compete in a market legitimized by the government. That explains why credit card company profits are so high and their executives receive some of the largest salaries and bonuses in the corporate world. (Source: Wall Street Journal, Apr 13, 2009)

So what is the pay-off for credit card consumers, no pay-off exist; the only guarantee is a lifetime of paying back on a never-ending credit card balance? Since the United States Senate and United States Congress let this happen. Simply follow the lobbyists and the large sums of political donations directly to Washington politicians, the solution then becomes obvious, we need term limits for anyone in political office!

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Term limits, are urgently needed today!

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Our economic blight is in real-time; the warning signs have been there for decades. No one paid much attention to the mess until it was too late; a great reason for making term limits the law for everyone in political office. Politicians get fat and comfortable, while we less fortunate pay the price.

 

Our United States Founding Father’s intentions were to establish a citizen politician to assure common sense law clarity from our lawmakers, by the people for the people as the guiding motivation. The reality with career politicians is self-sustaining, and to ensure they remain in office for as long as possible. The sad truth is long after these politicians have provided their usefulness to our community; they are still there providing no value at all. Politicians can argue their importance forever, especially those eloquent career politicians; resulting in absolutely no benefit to the citizens.

 

The missed economic warning signs that have devastated our present and future. Recovery from this mess will depend on creating productive jobs and not unproductive political rhetoric. The important distinction between productive and unproductive jobs, what we are witnessing today is a devastating inequity, and throwing money at it, is not the solution. Can you hear the career politicians attempting to define productive jobs if asked to do so as they continue to spend money foolishly? Term limits, is urgently needed today, as a means to ensure citizen politicians inspired by real-world common sense experiences can make the laws once again.

 

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