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Presidency is Too Big to Succeed

The US Presidency is the largest elected monarchy on the planet.  The executive branch has 1,664,000 civilian employees , not counting military.  The presidential management structure is a bureaucratic-pyramid-management flowchart.  This is classic autocrat management using a small elite chamber … Continue reading

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DC Elected Empire is no Fun

Today’s political grief: Middle America has two fronts of domestic conflict to manage, the wealthy elite and the desperate poor in North America. Middle America faces eight elephants: war, immigration, ecology, recession, foreclosure, joblessness, tax, and debt. It’s just no … Continue reading

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Article V

The best argument for rewriting the US constitution is Article V itself. Article V – Amendment “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the … Continue reading

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America Lacks Governance

The 1790 constitution was a revolutionary document written for 2.4 million protestant farmer colonists.  In 2010, the 1790 constitution applies to 307 million citizens.  As a ratio of citizens per congressperson, Americans today has less than 5% representation in government … Continue reading

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Congress is Boring

Why is congress so low in opinion polls?  Why do so few people vote?  Why is congress predominately white male? Congress is too professional. Congress is too pretty, neat, and groomed. Congress is too complex. Congress is too connected. Congress … Continue reading

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Failings of Radicalized Middle America

Radicalized middle America occupies two fronts, the wealthy elite and the desperate poor. Both fronts represent lines of failure (to integrate) for middle America.  To succeed, middle America must effectively govern two radical extreme fronts and constantly minimize damage. Failings … Continue reading

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Why and how 7200 representatives?

The first congress of the United States met in 1789.  There were 26 senators and 64 house members.  The United States consisted of  3.8 million farmers and southern slaves. Congress consisted of one congressperson per 42,222 citizens.  This was the … Continue reading

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All Roads Lead to Constitutional Reform

A government besieged by eight elephants: war, immigration, ecology, recession, foreclosure, joblessness, tax, and debt. The longest modern relentless continued history of war on the planet. The highest public incarceration rate on the planet.  (note) De-citizenized constitutional representation below 5% … Continue reading

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Lopsided Government

In 1776 America consisted of 2.4 million protestant farmers.  Today, at 305 million, America has the most heterogeneous population on the planet.  America’s population sorts into dozens of national, ethnic, economic, political, social, and religious groups.  Today’s America is not … Continue reading

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Politics of Compromise

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 … Continue reading

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