Power drunkenness obstructs progress.
2010 congressional representatives are 21 times more “powerful” than congressional representatives in 1790. The 1790 congressperson represented 26,666 citizens. The 2010 congressperson represents 573,831 citizens.
Likewise, the Obama presidency is 127 times more powerful than the George Washington presidency. The 2010 president represents 307 million citizens. George Washington represented 2.4 million.
Political Hypothesis: Power corrupts. End Hypothesis.
Under this hypothesis, the 2010 congress is 21 times more corrupt and corruptible than the 1790 congress. The 2010 presidency is 127 times more corrupt and corruptible than the 1790 presidency.
Middle America has seen no economic progress for decades. Wages have remained flat or decreased. It takes more education today, to land a good job, than ever before in America’s history. America is 71 percent owned by a 10% wealthy elite. Middle America is suffering, broken, and disappearing as it struggles with two extremes, the wealthy elite and North America’s desperate poor.
America has come a long way in 234 years. Power drunkenness has come a long way and increases with every election cycle. Sober up, congress.
Bad service requires more waiters. Fires everywhere requires more fighters. Crime requires more police. Elected oligarchy requires more congresspersons. Elected monarchy requires more presidents. America lacks governance? Keep the congress and add 11k more. Keep the president and add 8 more. Democracy disperses power. Autocracy consolidates power. Step it up, America. Be proactive. Check out plan-b.
Citizen is coach to team democracy. Coach is responsible for success. It’s your call, coach.
Seeking presidential candidate (for one of 9 elected executive branch presidents) 2016