|BENEFITs / REASONs:|
Stop Repeat Offenders !
Do Not Re-elect Irresponsible Incumbent Politicians !
This ONE simple idea offers many benefits and reasons worth considering:
SIMPLICITY: An important reason and benefit to never re-elect irresponsible
incumbents is because it is simple. But, not only is it simple,
it is simply the right thing to do. Don't Re-elect Irresponsible
Incumbent Politicians. It is the
most common-sense, ethical, peaceful, non-partisan, inexpensive,
justifiable, and responsible thing that voters were supposed to be doing all
along to peacefully force government to be transparent, accountable, and
responsible too. Some will try to say it's a bad idea
because it is simple. Nonsense. Since when was the most simple
solution a bad thing. Most incumbents are fiscally and morally
irresponsible and unaccountable, as evidenced by the current condition of
the nation. While our
troops risk life and limb, go without armor, adequate medical care, and
promised benefits, many (if not all) Congress persons give themselves raises
(10 times between 1997 and 2009), vote on pork-barrel, subsidies for the
wealthy, corporate welfare, waste, and other manifestations of unchecked
greed. So why repeatedly reward those incumbent politicians with
perpetual re-election? That's the price the incumbent
politicians should pay for looking the other way, failing to police their
own ranks, ignoring the nation's most
pressing problems, and these
10+ abuses which are causing some of the worst
economic conditions ever and/or since the 1930s and 1940s.
It's that simple.
No complex theories.
No vast conspiracies.
No grand schemes.
Nothing more, than voting responsibly to peacefully force government to be responsible too.
As long as voters can vote and obtain an accurate vote count, the voters have the government that the voters elect (and deserve).
PEACEFUL FORCE: This idea provides the necessary FORCE required to give politicians
sufficient incentive to do the right thing. Nothing else provides the
peaceful FORCE that is required. Government will not
do it themselves, and nothing else seems to be working. It's
also the safest method to balance power between the government and the
people, rather than merely shift power or strip all power from government to
An important reason and benefit to VOTE
OUT (or recall)
all irresponsible incumbents is because it
gives the politicians an incentive to police their own ranks, and to pressure
their fellow politicians to be more responsible. Congress
and the Executive Branch of government should be treated as one entity/team. This is an
effective tactic used by the military;
often, the entire squad or platoon is punished for one person's
transgression, which creates internal peer pressure from the
group on the transgressor to improve. The benefit will
be increased accountability and efficiency, and politicians with an
incentive to police their own ranks.
CANDIDATE CHOICES and FAIR ACCESS TO GET ON VOTING BALLOTS:
The choice of candidates is not the fundamental problem
anymore, because main-party partisan-bigots have limited your choices.
And, it doesn't seem to matter
anymore WHO you vote for, because the system is dysfunctional, and
good or well-meaning politicians, after being elected, are powerless
to create responsible and accountable government. There are not sufficient incentives to force elected officials to
be transparent, accountable, and responsible.
Especially since some pandering politicians are almost immediately
stricken with "jelly-brain" disease shortly after being elected to office,
and forget many (or all) of their campaign promises (i.e. "read my
fundamental problem is the greed and corruption that takes over once some
politicians are elected into office, which makes politicians and government
dysfunctional. Also, voters should always still attempt
to find new honest candidates to place on ALL
ballots for ALL elections. But, the barriers to third parties trying to get onto voting ballots
must be torn down. This is a serious problem, and it's a serious violation
of the Constitution.
BALANCE OF POWER:
Politicians don't have any power except for the power voters give them.
We must stop empowering them to continue the abuse and corruption. This one simple idea provides the force required to peacefully balance the power (not merely shift it) between government and the people. It merely encourages the people to do the thing they should have been doing all along: use their vote wisely and responsibly to make government be responsible too.
REDUCE CORRUPTION: It would reduce or eliminate
Pork-Barrel spending, pandering, false promises to buy votes, waste, and it would
reduce or eliminate graft and special-interest groups and lobbyists from gaining influence, favors,
and power via bribery and illegal unethical campaign contributions.
It will reduce greed and
corruption (which is rooted in laziness), and it
will reduce all of the negative things it breeds. Thus, it
will increase productivity. Perhaps, even, taxes could be lowered? This plan will make elections much less expensive. There will be less
reasons to send a lot of money to a party or candidate. It will help get the
money out of politics. When money gets into politics and elections,
they are rotten thereafter. Thus, elections
can be won by candidates that are not wealthy, which would bring a much
needed viewpoint to the government.
TERM-LIMITS: It creates instant
term-limits that irresponsible incumbent politicians will never allow.
It would immediately eliminate the few truly bad career politicians
that remain in office as long as they keep bringing home the pork.
Irresponsible incumbent politicians will never voluntarily pass a law for
term-limits, or any law that might even remotely reduce their power,
opportunities for self-gain, and the security of their cu$hy,
coveted seats of power. Therefore, they deserve to have
term-limits imposed for the very same reasons that there are term-limits on
the office of president, and because most (if not all) incumbents are
currently irresponsible and unaccountable. Perhaps that can be
modified in the future, but not until there exists a better way to put an
end to career politicians that are difficult to oust because of numerous
advantages. But, the obvious problem with this and many
badly-needed, common-sense reforms is that irresponsible incumbent
politicians will never pass them, so it is now up to the voters.
FRUSTRATED VOTERS: The people are frustrated. Some
main party voters are frustrated also, and they're searching for
answers, because they can see what we're doing now is not working.
Most voters are hard working Americans that are paying the majority of
taxes, and they are not receiving money or benefits from the
government. Perhaps, this ONE idea may be the one thing that
is simple enough to resonate with voters. If a party (or all
third parties combined) championed this ONE simple idea, they
acquire more support then ever before. This idea is
probably the one thing that some politicians hope the people will never discover.
So spread the message.
A BETTER VOTING SYSTEM:
We need more choices. The two main parties have effectively limited
our choices to them alone, and they simply take turns gettin' theirs, votin'
on pork-barrel, graft, and being irresponsible and unaccountable.
Perhaps a change in the voting system should be considered too.
Perhaps, something similar to the
Approval Voting System
. It may provide a better voting system, and it would also allow for more voting choices
(candidates). The Approval Voting System is a more democratic voting system, that not only
provides more choices (i.e. candidates), but also increases
voter turn-out, provides minorities better representation, increases chances
of the strongest candidate, eliminates the
"Spoiler Effect" and the
"Wasted Vote Syndrome" ,
reduces negative campaigning, and focuses more on issues than geographical
Some nations are already using this type of voting system.
FREEDOM and ABUNDANCE: Many other subsequent
improvements will naturally follow, and the country would flourish and
prosper knowing it has a plan, and is on a better path.
Perhaps, taxes could be lower, while still providing for the truly needy, a
strong national defense, better law enforcement and protection, and equal
opportunity for all citizens.
IS WHAT WE'RE
DOING NOW WORKING ?: Some say the definition of
insanity is repeatedly doing the same thing, and expecting a different
result. Is what we're doing working? Isn't it about time
for the people to also be responsible and do
one simple thing that may
peacefully bring about a more transparent, accountable, and responsible
government? If government continues to be irresponsible, what
was lost? Even if it doesn't work, if nothing changes, then no
harm has been done? With record level deficits,
pork-barrel spending, mismanagement of Social Security, Congress voting
themselves raises during it
(9 times between 1997 and 2007), does anyone need more proof that the system
needs a jolt to somehow bring about a balance of power (not simply shift it)
between government and the people? Nothing else seems to be working.
REDUCES THE INFLUENCE OF BIG MONEY
IN ELECTIONS: Voting for lesser known non-incumbent candidates helps to reduce the influence of big money in
campaigns (i.e. from those that really hold the reins of power, that attempt
to buy and own seats in government; government should not be for sale).
|(13)||QUESTION:||WHEN DOES IT END ?|
|When is it OK for voters to vote for incumbents ?|
Only when there are no
Voters must always vote out (or recall) irresponsible incumbents.
At first , due to the current, severe lack of transparency, voters may find it difficult to know which incumbents are responsible, and which are not. If in doubt, vote them out, or research it further. The fact is, few (if any) are responsible. Few (if any) don't vote for pork-barrel, don't troll for campaign money, don't prevent newcomers from passing badly-needed, common-sense reforms, and don't look the other way.
In time, incumbents will get the message, and voters will then be able to know who is or is not responsible because of the reforms that are passed to increase transparency (e.g. One-Purpose-Per-BILL, Campaign-Finance-Reform, Election Reform, Tax-Reform, Balanced-Budget-Reform, etc.), accountability, and responsibility.
Thus, the answer is when:
|(a)||incumbents are transparent, accountable, and responsible.|
|(b)||incumbents adequately address the nation's most pressing problems, pass badly-needed, common-sense, responsible reforms and increase transparency so that voters know exactly who to hold accountable.|
|Pressing Problems Facing the U.S.|
|CONGRESS' To-Do List (see what Congress has done since the NOV-2006 election)|
|Irresponsible Incumbents (see what Congress does while troops risk life and limb)|
|PROs and CONs (why to stop re-electing irresponsible incumbent politicians)|
|National Debt (and growing fast)|
|Interest on the National Debt (it will take 143 years to pay off)|
|Plundered Environment (pollution, population, and diminishing arable land)|
|Consider the Following Scenario (must we always learn the hard way?)|
|Solutions ; Help Educate Others (peacefully force government to be responsible and accountable too!)|
|Badly-Needed, Common-Sense Reforms|
|Frequently Asked Questions|