“The Party of No”

America Is Not Lost Yet

Following on a NYT Op-ed by Paul Krugman…

“The truth is that given the state of American politics, the way the Senate works is no longer consistent with a functioning government. Senators themselves should recognize this fact and push through changes in those rules, including eliminating or at least limiting the filibuster. This is something they could and should do, by majority vote, on the first day of the next Senate session.”

I obviously do not think that the intricate structure and division of powers that is the Federal Government is in anyway even remotely close to resembling something like the Napoleonic-era Polish Sejm but Krugman makes some key points about what is currently happening that should raise more than just a few eyebrows here an there. I plan to write more later on this perceived idea of U.S. decline… and though I largely disagree with what many have been saying such as Krugman, right off the bat in his article, it has seemed for the past year that politics has largely arrested the President’s agenda to the point where it is of major concern. I was at first generally pleased that California was considering a Constitutional Convention to re-evaluate how business in the State should be done, but now I wonder if such a thing is necessary on the national level! It just sounds so ridiculous, that we’d need a Constitutional Convention, one we haven’t had since the 1780s! So lets get things moving, lets get the system working the way its supposed to be working.

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