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Our Leaders Have been Called "Stupid". What do you think?

Our Leaders are “Stupid”?


Stupid is a subjective term. Our leaders are, for the most part, well educated, perhaps in some cases too much so. The simple fact they made it through life to this point should be evidence that they can think through an issue. That is what we generally consider evidence that they are not stupid. The problem we are up against is that our entrenched leaders are not particularly interested in what made and makes our country great and the only one in the world based in liberty. They are interested in their own glory; their own fortunes. They wish not to lose their “jobs”, their positions of power and “respect”. In that, they are truly stupid as that is not what our form of government, a representative republic, expects of them.

Our Congressmen and Senators are there to represent the people who elected them. Instead they represent the ideology of their particular party and dare not, for good cause in some cases, challenge the leadership of that party in fear of being ostracized and thus not being able to retain their “jobs”; get re-elected. (As an aside, the Senators were never meant to represent the people. They were meant to represent the interests of the states from which they came. This, by design would be “partisan” as they would be beholden to the administration in power in that state at that time. Their office length of six years was to insure that no state administration could “clean house” when state elections “changed the fortune” of any Senator. The intent of this was to maintain a degree of stability within the government.)

Term limits were thought to be the solution to the goal of re-election, but have instead created a ladder effect wherein a candidate gets elected to the House of Representatives, terms out and then runs for the Senate, thus “keeping a job”. Perhaps a better solution to break the chain of lifelong public office holders would be to eliminate pensions. You serve in the government because you believe it is your civic duty rather than a path to a lifelong pension. Perhaps also a return to Senators being appointed by the state administrations rather elected by the people would break the chain of “up-officing” currently practiced and return the Senate to the deliberative, congressional balancing force it was intended to be.