What this country has not seen in over 150 years, what the current generation can’t even imagine, is a government that finds consensus. Americans know what consensus is, however. They voted for Obama because his campaign was a vision of consensus. “Yes we can” is vision of consensus. Governance requires consensus. Good policy requires consensus. Americans understand this intuitively. Real democracy finds consensus. America needs real democracy.
Washington, today however, is an elected oligarchy. Oligarchy is personality, deal making, and compromise centered governance. Oligarchy does not require or seek consensus. It governs without consensus. It shortcuts with deals and compromise. This type of governance brings eight elephants: war, immigration, ecology, recession, foreclosure, joblessness, tax, and debt to middle America. This is because no traction, on any of these issues is possible using an elected oligarchy government without consensus.
Compromise is “well ok, we’ll do that”. Consensus is “Yes we can!” There’s an attitude difference.
Obama’s “deals” are compromise, in an age of elected oligarchy, and an age of compromise. Instead of getting consensus, by barnstorming the country, like his campaigning, there is “settlement” with a compromise. Cutting “deals” is easier. Oligarchy shortcuts governance by cutting “deals” rather than finding consensus.
Democracy finds consensus. A house, with 400 members, sometimes finds consensus. Any consensus from the house, however, is quickly killed by the tighter knit oligarchy senate. Obama’s “dealing” is no fault of Obama. He’s just one lonely elected monarch trying to do the best he can and have christmas at the same time. Elected monarchy is another topic.
America needs enough person-power in government to consistently find consensus, the true center of democratic successful policy making. “Deals” and compromise are cheap governance. It’s not the laws passed, it’s the consensus built. Consensus is governance.
It’s common sense. When service in a restaurant suffers, more waiters are needed. It’s common sense. When fire breaks out everywhere, more fire fighters are needed. It’s common sense. When crime becomes rampant, more police are needed. It’s common sense. Building a house requires enough carpenters or waiting a lifetime for results. #c535+1 didn’t build Hoover dam. #c535+1 didn’t build the interstate highway. Middle America did. (millions of them)
It’s common sense. When democracy morphs to elected oligarchy and America lacks governance, send help to the few surviving democratic representatives. More representatives are required. More presidents are required.Apportion: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/apportion?s=t Apportionment: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/apportionment?s=t http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apportionment_%28politics%29 Apportion history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_the_first Apportion Math: http://middleamericareformparty.blogspot.com/2012/11/mart-apportionment-math.html
Keep the #c535+1. Send 6800 more. #c535+1 is elected autocrat-centered oligarchy. #c7329 is citizen-centered democracy. The MART citizen-chamber does the right thing. The MART autocrat-chamber gets it done. Third millennium citizen-democracy is unstoppable. Resistance or delay is truly tragic.Your congress is so bad: http://middleamericareformparty.blogspot.com/2012/09/yourcongressissobad.html
Article the First apportionment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_the_first
Iron Law of Oligarchy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_law_of_oligarchy MART defined: http://wp.me/p1fQnO-dL Full Disclosure: http://wp.me/p1fQnO-o Plan B: http://wp.me/p1fQnO-g Communication: http://wp.me/p1fQnO-eC
Transparent Budget Writing and Presentation: http://middleamericareformparty.blogspot.com/2012/02/transparent-budget-writing-and.html
Abolish the fed. http://jrclifford.com/Jekyll.html
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