*one of the larger land owners
*vaults full of horded gold and silver
*and recourse and mass wealth which it hoards for its own ends alone
It is not wrong to care about the poor: in fact it is wise and good that one dose. But what is once more happening is we want to act based on emotion rather than logic with regard to this. "questioning why extreme poverty persists in era of such extravagant wealth" is something most people have a hard time getting their head around. People think we have poor because we lack wealth... WRONG!!!!
Poverty is the flip side of the coin. If you allow prosperity not everyone will prosper at the same rate, because we are all different. And poverty is in the eye of the beholder. A lot of Americans consider them self POOR: while most of the world considers them RICH. Most of the things we seek to tare down right now have largely combated global poverty, and raised the standard of living for many of the poor. Do we outlaw all that good: in the hopes that EVIL will suddenly not be so?
My question to those who think that good: how will that make no poverty? How do it matter if the gap between the poorest and the richest is $1 or $1 Trillion? How do shrinking that make the poor not poor?
You are correct. If we give a political party a very long term, it would likely drift in the kinds of political inaction as you have highlighted. The usual three- to six-year terms is an effective tool for keeping politicians somewhat in line.
I will address your point, one at a time:
1) Your "no campaigning" in the last week is a step in the right direction. With the TDG, I have abandoned campaigning and electioneering entirely.
2) Polls have their place in western democracy and will with the TDG. I fail to see how your suggestions will improve demcracy.
3) Debates are still about the "Culture of Conflict". TDG is about the "Culture of Consulation".
4) The TDG will eliminate the need for campaign entirely, hence there is no point in making rules.
5) I agree with your suggestions of public transparency.
6) I like your approach towards fixing the less effective of government program, measured by some metric. My only concern would be that the design of the metric could be hijacked to suit the needs of a political party. There likely would not be much credibility from the public. A good example is crime stats. Most sociological data suggests crime is going down in Canada and US. Yet most North Americans believe the opposite.
7) No problems there. We have already come a long ways, but there's a few isolated pockets of unequal pay in government that need to be fixed.
As for your three objectives, I believe the TDG would be a better tool for realizing these objectives rather than try to implement them within western democracy.
The BLM should have been prepared not to intimidate but rather arrest those who would illegally blockade the BLM roundup. Taking the approach that waits for clear impeding of the round up - issue a warning - and then proceed to arrest those who impede and blockade.
So I agree with you right goal - deter a blatant scoff law, but wrong method on implementation. And of course the backdrop is Waco and the ATF action against the Branch Davidians - not a stellar record for Federal Law enforcement which is long remembered in the US West. See here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waco_siege
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