So… what party are you a party to?
At one time I was a Republican, but in January of this year, I left them.Â Well, I should not say that I left them, I will just say that they stopped being who I believed it.Â That is not to say that I have become a Democrat… no, that would be even worse, in my opinion.Â At this point that would be like saying it is easier to drive a nail through my head with a ball ping hammer than with a carpenters hammer.
I am part of the American Independent party these days.Â I am not doing this to make anyone mad, as I doubt too many people will notice in the first place.Â I am doing it because I see it as my own way to show how I feel about how my, formerly, party is not the same party I joined so many years ago.Â I am doing it on principle alone.
I do not think it is just the parties, but I think that politics as a whole is different now.Â People do not seem interested in getting things done, just trying to figure out what will get them the most for themselves in the shortest period of time.
It is unfortunate that politicians are not held to the same requirements that you and I are, when it comes to work.Â Think about it… if you show up and accomplish nothing, then you get warned a couple times and if there is no improvement, you get fired.Â When a politico gets in office, they really do not have to show that they are accomplishing anything.Â They only have to worry about not getting elected the next go-around.
Since you really cannot “fire” most politicians (Gray Davis being one of the few RARE examples of when people get together and DO something like that.) Why not hit them in the pocket book?Â Fine them a percentage of their income (not salary) for every year that goes by that they do not fulfill at least three quarters of their stated goals and they would have to have a set of goals to accomplish for their term.
I am ot talking about simple goals either.Â Nothing like, “Do not accidently bomb Chinese embassy”, “Do not call French President a pansy… to his face.” or “Do not get caught getting a hummer in the oval office.”Â I am talking real, tangible goals.Â Things like “Make real effort to get the budget on track.” would be a nice start.
And if a president completes his term and accomplishes nothing?Â Why not a nice “Breach of Contract” suit?
I know that what I am saying is considered humor and that is part of my goal, but I think that there is something there that might not be a bad idea.Â If you get a job, certain things are expected of you.Â If you do not live up to the expectations of the people that hired you, then you will probably lose your job.Â Granted, you will be given ample time to try and change, in most cases, but you will be given a chance and it is yours to lose.
Why cannot the higher offices of this country be held to the same standard as we are?Â I mean this is suppose to be a government “… of the people, by the people and for the people…” so doesn’t that mean that the politicos have their jobs at our will and convenience?Â If they are notÂ fulfilling the goals they promised us, Isn’t it time we started exercising that right of ours?