the problem is none of our current officials are trying. So we are stuck with a group of people running our country whose sole interest is protecting their job for the next election…
I like nit-picking!
Anyway, I’m going to turn this around and blame the populace.
The populace does not want to hear politicians proposing complicated plans and policy changes! The population doesn’t vote for the guy that is smarter and who has the ability to elucidate plans and ideas.
The population votes for the guy that says the least, because the alternative is to open oneself up to attack politics, which is aboslutely the most effective way to drive votes away from someone else.
At least a three party system wouldn’t ensure driving votes away from your opponent would be good for you!
So, don’t blame the politicians, because the only ones we elect are the stupid ones or the ones that act stupid and simply offer vapid promises about keeping America the best place in the world… and of course they are simply required to end every speech with a variant of God Bless America, because energizing voters is much more important than discussing issues and problems in order to propose solutions.
Society needs to value intelligence, which might be possible if intelligence did create overbearing blowhards who like to lord themselves up above everyone else. Who knows. Maybe a working educational system would help too? Of course, in a libertarian world, would there be any push for general public education at all?
Not that I ever think about any of these types of issues.
P.S. For the clueless, in no way am I criticing the US or saying anything anti-American, I think the same pattern of problem is pretty much present in all western civilizations these days.[/quote]
hmm. while I don’t disagree the solution is with the public. I do want to throw out that the very politicians that we have are nothing more than a product of the people who have elected them.
We have created politicians that only care about doing enough to save their job. They all cater to some sort of special interest that in my opinion they don’t really care about. They are just looking for a base of support.
I think most problems could be solved by policy if there were things like term limits, and a certain requirement for performance. This would eliminate my next problem with elected officials.
which is this.
My dad was a state rep for texas back in the 80’s(not that it matters much). He told me that he had lunch with one of his high school friends who had been voted in a few years before him. He told my dad the problems is you go into office with ideas, eventually you have friends that are elected, and then you are no longer voting for your ideas, you are voting with your friends.
That being said I have been raised on conservative values, and GOP alignment. This fall will be the first time I don’t vote for a republican for the Texas Gov. Not to spite the GOP, but because Perry has done a so/so job in my mind, and I believe werner is closer to my pov. I am also not happy with the tax on LLP’s that he put in place because of his poor skill’s in stretching the tax payer’s dollar.[rant end]