What America has not seen in over 150 years, what the current generation can’t imagine, is a government that finds consensus. This is because consensus is impossible without a true functioning democracy. Consensus is politically superior to compromise, deals, and tyranny. Compromise is superior to deals and tyranny. Tyranny is result of failed, last stance, deals. Tyranny is half million civil war deaths.
Americans understand consensus. Obama’s first campaign was a vision of consensus. “Yes we can” is the voice of consensus. Justice government requires consensus. Justice policy requires consensus. Americans intuitively understand. Real democracy finds consensus. Real democracy moves in realms beyond compromise, deals, and tyranny. America needs real democracy.
Today Washington is an elected oligarchy/monarchy. http://middleamericareformparty.blogspot.com/2012/11/elected-oligarchy-c5351-redblue-signs.html This is not democracy. Elected oligarchy is tyranny of the minority. In better moments elected oligarchy makes compromise or closes deals. Elected oligarchy has no need for consensus. It governs without consensus. Compromise and deals are shortcuts to consensus. When compromise and deals fail, tyranny is the default. Half million civil war deaths were default tyranny of failed compromise and deals.
To middle America, elected oligarchy brings eight elephants: war, immigration, ecology, recession, foreclosure, joblessness, tax, and debt. Without consensus there is never enough traction for comprehensive solutions. Elected oligarchy is piecemeal hit/miss governance that defaults to tyranny. An elected oligarchy budget deal crisis failure defaults to tyranny. Tyranny is the final power leverage propping up elected oligarchy.
Compromise is “well ok, we’ll do that”. Consensus is “Yes we can!” The difference is observed in the attitude and energy of the response.
Obama’s best hope is compromise before deals and tyranny. Instead of getting consensus, by barnstorming the country, like his campaigning, there is “settlement” with a compromise. Cutting “deals” is easier. Compromise and deals are oligarchy shortcuts. This leads to piecemeal governance.
Functioning democracy finds consensus. A house, with 435 members, sometimes finds consensus. This consensus, however, is often killed by a tighter knit oligarchy senate or even the president. Obama’s “dealings” are no fault of Obama. As a single elected monarch, Obama’s best is limited by a system rigged against consensual comprehensive solutions and democracy. Elected monarchy is another topic.
America needs enough citizen-power in government to consistently find consensus, the true center of democratic successful policy. Compromise and “deals” are cheap governance. It’s not laws passed. It’s consensus built. Consensus is democracy.
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 of failure: 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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May the #c7329 force be with you.