Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Stopping Political Corruption

Do any of y'all remember the 1988 Presidential Campaign when Ross Perot talked about saving American Taxpayers the money needed to keep their Representatives in the Washington DC area by having Congress meet every day by a satellite connection to conduct business and only allow the committees to meet once a month for actual secretive debate and voting on issues of national security? Here's what Thomas Jefferson had to say about that same matter:

The Patriot PostFounders' Quote Daily "[T]he States can best govern our home concerns and the generalgovernment our foreign ones. I wish, therefore...never to see all offices transferred to Washington, where, further withdrawnfrom the eyes of the people, they may more secretly be bought and sold at market."-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Judge William Johnson, 12 June 1823)
Reference: Original Intent, Barton (261); original Memoir,Correspondence, and Miscellanies, From the Papers of ThomasJ efferson.

It was Perot's philosophy that you could "Bankrupt" the Lobbyists by making them have to go to several different states in a single day to sit in waiting rooms full of constituents wanting that same representative to vote a totally opposite way than the Lobbyist was going to pay him to do. Just makes sense to me!!!

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