Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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I think the answer is for us to mature as a nation and move on to a proportional democracy - the current form was designed for a different time. I would like to see the Senate abolished or emasculated as they have done to the House of Lords in the UK, and the Congress to become truly proportional, with a delegation from each district composed of apportioned reps, and an executive branch composed of apportioned ministers. Until that happens, things in this country will simply continue to get worse. Each election simply creates a group of people with no voice at all in government and a government made up of the most extreme idealogues.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address