No privilege exists that is not inseparably bound to a duty - Pierre Samuel Dupont

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Design Flaw in the Constitution

The framers of our Constitution unknowingly made a serious mistake in granting excessive powers to Congress with the expectation that it would do what is best for the country and its people. In reviewing its actions we have a Congress with no conscience and no shame. For ten years it refused to raise the minimum raise for government employees that were migrant farm workers living at or below the poverty level who traveled and lived in various parts of the country. Shockingly, the reason Congress gave was that it was bad for business. What happened to the nation of the people, by the people and for the people? Finally Congress granted these employees an increase in the minimum wage.
In 1951 Congress limited the number of terms a President may serve but did not limit the number of terms a member of Congress may serve. It made it possible for them to have lifetime careers by the despicable practice of adding Riders to bills of legislation in which were added pork barrel projects that were unnecessary and a waste of taxpayers money amounting to billions of dollars. This ingratiated themselves with constituents back home assuring them of lifetime careers. The reprehensible aspect of this is that term limits can only be made by Congress. It is like Congress saying to its members, " Stop the gravy train and everybody get off."
I have some ideas on how this can be changed. In coming posts I will share those with you. In the meantime, what do you think?

No comments:

Post a Comment

There was an error in this gadget