Saturday, September 21, 2013


We will not have true representative democracy as long as it take lots of free time and lots of money to run for office.  

You end up with what we have:  rich guys or guys who represent rich guys with very few exceptions.  

We should pick congressmen by lot and make about 10,000 new ones. Then we would have a body that truly represents the people. We would be much better off without the bleating myrmidons of the rich we endure today. 

We might get lucky and hear the dulcet tones of James Earl Jones in Congress.

Jorma Kaukonen could lighten the mood and speak for musicians everywhere.

Maybe even one of the Duck Dynasty guys might find himself sitting on a committee to protect water and wildlife.

Violent J and Shaggy would do better than the dopes making decisions now.

A lovely model or two like K.D. Aubert would make CSpan much more watchable.

Maybe Matt Damon would enter the lottery for a seat in Congress.
In case you were wondering, my plan would not allow convicted felons or persons diagnosed as insane to enter the Congressional lottery. There would also be a literacy requirement.

As amusing at it might be, Charlie will not be allowed to serve.

The Constitution called for one representative per thirty thousand people. If we had kept to that formula we would have a Congress of about 10,000 people. It would be much harder to buy or influence. Now there are only 435 representatives for sale who are so easy to buy if you have money.

But, in truth, there would be few famous people. We mostly would have a very representative group of average people making average money without axes to grind and without the agendas of the rich to promote.  

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