by Greg Krehbiel on 11 October 2013
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth ….
The latest polling allegedly shows that 60 percent of Americans would fire every member of Congress.
There comes a point when an organization is so dysfunctional that you just have to cut off the branches, tear up the roots and start over again.
I know, I know. We have the chance to do that every two years. But the reality is that anti-incumbent fever never really works. Part of that is Congress has stacked the deck in favor of incumbents in a lot of different ways, and another part is that voters are fickle.
I would like to see a mechanism where if 2/3 of the state legislatures vote “no confidence” in the Congress (House and Senate), that would require a new Congress.
-- 2013-10-11 » Greg Krehbiel