The Solution a Litmus Test For Congress
I’ve been asking myself how do you fix what’s broken in Congress? Democrats are outdoing themselves with self-destructive behavior, Republicans know but don’t and Independents are often half-right most of the time. So what are we supposed to do? The simple answer is elect better legislators! That takes time and the way Congress is set up so that only 1/3 of the House comes up for election every cycle, and the Senate has longer terms making it difficult if not impossible to fully change all 535 seats in Congress in less than 12 years.
We know that the House is controlled by Democrats and the Senate is controlled by the Republicans, yet there is no middle ground where by the Congress looks out for American citizens, yet hopes to garner enough votes to stay in office until they are able to retire with a pension. Since when has public service become a career path?
I guess we have to deal with what we have in both Chambers of the Legislature.
The Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader could adopt a sort of litmus test that each member of Congress is required to use to determine if each bill should be passed then sent over to the other Chamber, and/or proceed to the desk of the President to be signed into law?
Let’s use the IF and OR model for processes (something they teach in college – or maybe they should). It would go something like this:
Proposed Legislation (Bill) = Bill to deal with individual Healthcare
(Does this bill positively impact the citizens in my home district or state?)
IF YES = Vote to adopt this bill
NEXT – Send it to the other Chamber
Send it to the President to be signed into law.
IF NO = Vote against adoption
Send it back to committee for revision repeat the process above).
Table the bill (effectively killing it)
(When it comes out of committee
With 435 House Members and 100 Senators for a total of 535 Members of Congress using a simple formula there would be no need for the 262 Congressional Caucuses or Congressional Staff Organizations that prevent the efficient or effective time management.
The Democratic Party has transformed into the Progressive-Democratic Party with promises of being “The People’s Party”. Simply attempting to override, change or ignore the Constitution is in itself unconstitutional. Claiming capitalism is morally wrong or racist is merely demonstrating ignorance and leads to subversive activities attempting to overthrow the government from within. Legislators selling Communism, Marxism, Socialism, or any other type of government are like snake oil salesmen in the American Wild West and their claim are not valid. Where throughout history have we seen the people’s party in action? In China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Cuba, the Soviet Union (Russian Federation), Venezuela and other nations under Democratic-Socialist or under Communism? Without transitioning into some form of capitalism the people suffer unspeakable horror as these nations fail miserably.
When our government becomes unresponsive to “We the People” they no longer have the confidence and trust of our citizenry. The Constitution is very clear that it then becomes time to cast off the government and begin anew. – I am the Real Truckmaster!