First post in a long time, not sure why I’m even on here but fuck it. I don’t know why but the last week or so shit just seemed off. There was nothing specific that happened, just a lot of little things that somehow seemed connected. It just fells like its all leading up to something. I’m not sure if I’m nervous or what but its freaking me out a bit. I feel like I know what to do but I just can’t do it something is holding me back. Not only that but I feel like whatever it is its coming soon.
Haven’t posted anything on here in a long time but its late I can’t sleep and netflix won’t work, so why not?
So all this election and politics bullshit has gotten really obnoxious. People would rather support a political party rather than what’s right and wrong. First off if you vote for someone based on their political party you’re an idiot. Take a serious look at a candidate’s views and actions, and the results, both current and past. Then make a well thought out decision.
Now I’m not for Romney or Obama, I don’t think either will change much or benefit the country all that much. The fact of the matter is we’re fucked, and it sucks to suck. The whole country is screwed. Don’t get me wrong I love the U.S.A. but its only a matter of time until it all comes crashing down. Its going to happen no matter what we do, its history. Every civilization has its rise and decline only to be repeated again. We act like its impossible for that to happen to us but its unavoidable. Our country is about 236 years old, just a child in comparison to the ancient nations of this world; and they don’t even have it all figured out yet. I know we took the best of what they had and made it our own in hopes of success but we will eventually fail. We got some things right and some wrong, we have yet to develop a perfect system and until we do the cycle of rise and decline will continue.
I have no idea what the perfect system is and honestly I don’t think there is one. Hypothetically democracy is a great system; but in practice there are flaws such as corruption. However, things like this are unavoidable. I oppose communism strongly because it has many pitfalls, however the idea of equality it has is not so unlike the idea of equality in a democracy. Now a dictatorship has very few if any positives, but isn’t a president that runs a corrupt government awful close to a dictatoship? Like I said democracy is great in theory but flawed in practice. Too many corrupt politicians and corporations are involved in the government. Too many people don’t vote or vote for the wrong reasons. The rich can afford to run for office because they can afford to and because they are “qualified.” While the poor or middle class can’t because of the outrageous cost to run a campaign and because they are not as “qualified.” By “qualified” I mean education and work experience. The wealthy politicians more often then not went to a prestigious, expensive, school and people assume that means they are qualified to represent other people. Wrong, how can these politicians who have been wealthy their whole lives represent the citizens of this country who have never come close to being wealthy? They can’t! They say they can but their main interest is to win the election and represent the other wealthy people/corporations that helped finance their campaign.
Recently in my history class we learned about Rome and how they had an upper class legal system and senate that made laws just for the upper class; as well as a lower class legal system and law makes for their class. This doesn’t seem like such a bad idea with a few exceptions. First in America we don’t have defined social classes, our social classes are defined by income; people can change income class, rise up or fall down, if they make money or lose money. Second all laws must apply to all citizens. However the idea of law makers being elected to positions based to economic class doesn’t seem so bad. Perhaps instead of a house and senate we need a upper income class senate and a lower income senate, all senators would be compensated according to which class they represent, and the two senates must agree on what laws are passed. Also each senator must hold a job for so many years before being elected and the salary at said job will be their salary once elected. The Romans also had the equivalent of two presidents. If we were to have two presidents similar to the two previously suggested senates, one higher income class and one lower income, with similar stipulations to being elected; that could create a much more balanced and representative system. An expense cap on campaigns for both income classes would help level the playing field. Some may say this seems an awful lot like communism but don’t forget that anyone can change income class based on yearly earning and the people are still picking the representatives. These are just a few things that could possibly eliminate some corruption and make the election process and representation of the people more equal and accurate.
On a side note to the two presidents thing if there was ever a situation where there was cause for immediate military action the senates would vote on which president gets to make the decision. Oh and the Supreme Court should remain the same… for now.