May 9, 2010

A Glimpse of the Future?

Send them all home.

I saw in today's news where Senator Bennett of Utah was defeated in his states Republican primary, supposedly ramrodded by the Tea Party advocates. Wow, that is quite an achievement. I have thought for a time now that this would be a good time to re-activate the old Gray Panthers party. There are certainly enough gray heads registered to vote that might certainly be able to advocate for senior issues. A little pressure on sitting politicians can't hurt.

I have thought that the party system is not working well, an understatement. The two political parties seem to press for issues that are good for the party and not necessarily the country. The current U.S. senate is composed of only two independents, Lieberman of Conn. and Sanders of Vt. It doesn't take much of a long view to believe that electing a person who is not beholding to any political party, but only to what he believes is good for the country is the way to go.

Perhaps while we are restructuring the congress we might also think seriously of term limits. Now look at what one victory by the Tea Party has done, we're, or at least I, am thinking that the unthinkable might just be possible, representatives that we elected that are accountable to the people who elected them. Dream on.

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