Up until today we thought it was a sound theory.
Then again, maybe this is the exception to the rule.
You want to change American politics? You want to eliminate the corruption, the lobbying, and the unending lies upon lies and empty promises? Here you go America; here’s our plan to better the country instantly and we’re giving it to you 100% free. Cue up your blogs and your twitters and spread the word:
Make public office mandatory. Just like jury duty.
You’d get your little summons in the mail: “Dear citizen, you have been selected to serve a two year term as President of the United States of America. Please report to Washington D.C. immediately.” Off you’d go to meet some advisors and choose your cabinet.
No lobbyists. No special interests. Not even a real education, necessarily. You let real people with real problems take the helm and they’ll take care of their own. We guarantee you inner city schools and teachers will see some funding when people from the inner city start getting a chance to make some of the decisions.
Are they going to do things you disagree with? Yes. Are they going to serve their own interests, largely ignoring the populace? Yes. Is that any different from what happens now? Not in the least. And it’d give us a chance to see more Jimmy McMillans of the nation in action.
And what’s the worst thing that could possibly happen with that?
Wear this shirt: While kissing babies to convince the populace you’re a genial candidate who can be trusted with children.
Don’t wear this shirt: While eating babies alive in your secret meetings with the Everything Terrible About The World Lobbyists.
This shirt tells the world: “Are you SURE everyone should get a vote? I mean, look at ME.”
We call this color: Liberal Voter Stuck in a Red State
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