You say you want a revolution?

Capitol Hill Blue

Famed Watergate-era reporter Carl Bernstein says Congress is so out of touch with America that it may be time to scrap our current system of government and convene a new Constitutional Convention.

“If a private company functioned like Congress it would be out of business,” Bernstein said on MSNBC Monday. “The current system is not working.”

Recent polls show an overwhelming majority of Americans believe our government is broken.

Recognizing that our current system doesn’t work is the easy part.

Fixing it is where it gets dicey.

I’m not sure a new Constitutional Convention will accomplish anything because it most likely would be composed of the same out-of-touch political hacks who lead our government today and the current political system that allows well-heeled special interests to control the legislative process would also weigh in.

It would take approval by at least two-thirds of the 50 state legislatures to call a constitutional convention and any changes would have to be ratified by four fifths (40 of 50 states).

Impossible? Probably, given the sad fact that most state legislatures are as split along bitter partisan divides as those we see in Congress.

So, what’s left?


Risky at best. The United States government has nuclear weapons. Unless the Tea Party has cut a secret deal with the former Soviet Union that gives Uncle Sam a clear advantage.

True, the U.S. military is overextended fighting multiple wars but all it would take is a smart bomb or two to take the life out of any budding revolution.

So I have an easier solution: Let’s require all ballots for Congressional and Presidential elections to include “none of the above” as an option.

This would give voters a chance to say they don’t want any of the political hacks on the ballot.

If “none of the above” gets more votes than anyone on the ballot, nobody’s elected.

Then a new election would have to be held within 60 days but no one who ran in the first election could be on the new ballot. Each candidate in the new election would get an equal amount of public funds for the campaign and no outside contributions or participation would be allowed.

Also, any incumbent who loses to “none of the above” in an election would lose all pension and benefits from service in office.

That’s what happens in the real world when you get fired.


The New American Revolution

Canada Free Press

This is a government unlike anything those of us who have been around a long time and have long memories has ever seen.

You may recall that when the Bush administration tried to foist yet another amnesty for illegal aliens, Americans came out in full force to ultimately defeat the bill. When Bush tried to pass legislation to reform Social Security he threw in the towel when it became evident that no one wanted it.

Not so today. Despite the polls that demonstrate that the vast majority of Americans are opposed to Obamacare and despite the protests taking place in Washington, D.C., as well as an avalanche of calls, emails, and faxes to members of Congress (Republicans are exempt as they stand united against it), the Obama administration and his fascist supporters in Congress are determined to pass or send something to the President for his signature.

History is replete with presidents who stumped for legislation that Americans opposed. Have we forgotten Clinton’s effort to pass healthcare “reform”? Woodrow Wilson’s failed campaign to get the U.S. to join the League of Nations comes to mind. I could cite other examples, but the point is that, when the People speak, presidents in the past have listened.

Not Obama. Not the Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

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Billboard Warns: “Prepare For War”

Dec. 13, 2009

The Obama File

The European Union Times reports on a new billboard off of Interstate 70 in Missouri provides a short “citizens guide to REVOLUTION of a corrupt government” and issues a call to “PREPARE FOR WAR.”

This billboard replaces one that warned that the socialist “Obama-Nation” is “coming for you.”  It’s unclear who the owner of the billboard is, but the first one was the work of a “Missouri businessman.”

While it’s unclear who owns it, the Lafayette County Republican Central Committee seems to endorse it.

From the comments:  Dale Caruso writes, “It is just getting more and more interesting — or perhaps ominous would be a better word.  Since the beginning of this year, it has been like watching a faucet drip — now it is becoming more like watching a small steady stream.  IF people continue to think of this in terms of “Libs” and “Conservatives” —  “Democrats” or “Republicans” — then they won’t see it until it smacks them in the face.  I think this is more the PEOPLE of the United States wanting their country back.”