Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Politically speaking...

I ran across an Einstein (you know, the genius guy) quote the other day that I think is deserving of contemplation.

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."

It is an election year in the US.

This November we will elect a new president.
In addition to electing a new president, all 435 members of the House of Representatives spots are up for election and 1/3 of the Senate seats.
Let's face it ... while the president can set policy and is the spokesperson for our nation, it is Congress that writes laws, sets the budget and spends our tax dollars.
And we continue to send the same people back into office, term after term after term.

Maybe it is time for a Congressional turnover.
There was a time when I was opposed to term limits. My thought was that we have term limits. They are called elections. We have the opportunity, on a regular basis, to remove any politician from office.
Unfortunately, we (the voting public) appear to be too stupid to realize that putting the same imbeciles back into office will only get us more of the same thing.

If we want to change things in our country, somebody different is going to have to take charge of change. Change isn't going to come from the White House. It is going to have to come from Congress.
...And the same people can only bring us more of the same.

I am not saying that Democrats have to vote for Republicans nor vice versa. I'm saying that we need good candidates to oppose the politicians that are in office and we need to replace the existing mindset.

Just my thoughts this morning...

John <><


eViL pOp TaRt said...

So true, John. Automatically re-electing a candidate is a sure road to inertia. I'm for new blood!

Mike said...

I think term limits should have reasonable limits. The one's we have here in Missouri are too short. By the time someone gets to know the system they have to leave. Then you have a system run by lobbyists who are around longer than the elected officials.