NBC’s Tonight Show host Jay Leno walks around
“Who was the first
“Richard Nixon?” an 18 year old girl answers. “No, no, it was James Dean!”
“Who was Charles Lindbergh?” Leno asked a guy crossing 77 Sunset Strip.
“I think he made cheese,” the man answered.
“How many eggs in a half dozen?” Leno asked another man.
“How many in a dozen?” the man answered. “If’n you tell me dat, I can figure it out.”
This may come as a surprise, but more Americans voted for an
American Idol contestant than voted for George Bush to become president of the
“Why won’t the people in Congress serve Americans?” a frustrated voter asked me at a convention.
“Because they serve corporations, money and the elite,” I answered. “Not enough Americans voted new people into office. All you get is the same old men with the same old thinking being bought off by moneyed interests--running this country into the ground.”
Little wonder this
Not creating term limits for Congressional representatives proves the worst mistake of the Founding Fathers.
In the last 20 years, American apathy rose while Congressional ethics dropped. Voters return inept, corrupt and marginalized politicians back into office term after term.
What do you get? You
get money laundering by Tom Delay of
Why has our republic degraded to its present abhorrent condition? Why have our leaders failed us? Why do the majority not represent us? Why won’t they uphold the U.S. Constitution? Why do they experiment with our future by dissolving our sovereignty?
A republican form of government requires four standards:
- It demands a highly educated population manifesting critical thinking that participates in the affairs of the nation.
- It requires that citizens invest in a similar moral code.
- It insists on a mutual ethical system abided by all.
- It must engender a single language whereby all citizens can discuss, debate, come to resolution and initiate mutual beneficial action for their society.
As to point number one, today, less than 25 percent of
As to point number two, does female genital mutilation, cock fighting, dog fighting, animal sacrifice, welfare fraud into the billions of dollars, 50 percent unwed mothers, free lunches for millions of poor children of non-citizens—exemplify this nation’s moral code?
Point three showed its breakdown during Hurricane Katrina with rampant looting, outright fraud and mismanagement of millions of dollars. If you look at Congress, you see corruption at every level all the way to the White House.
Finally, by traveling through
If the current overload of the four aspects for a successful
republic continue, Ben Franklin’s concern with losing this republic will become
our reality. Without a doubt, via
national apathy, lack of critical thinking, loss of our moral compass,
destruction of our ethical standards and loss of our cohesive language--we lose
this republic day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year until it