Wednesday, July 14, 2010
How in the world does anyone think Lisa Murkowski is qualified or has the mental capacity to understand law, the role of law in our legal system (precedents), the function of law in our society (equally) let alone what qualifies someone to take the stand as a judge (without prejudice or agenda).
There should be a legislative school that each newly elected politician has to go to that familiarizes each newly elected politician with the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Independence and a thorough review of History and Democracy from the days of the Magna Carta Libertatum.
There should also be a continuing educational requirement for each representative for as long a they remain an elected politician. Their seniority and ability to chair leadership positions should be based on it, and classes should be held on Saturdays and at night. They have joined the body politic not a Country Club. Unfortunately that is the mentality they suffer under.
This history should also include what the Tea Party was all about - small mom and pop businesses decrying the favoritism given to the big multi-national corporation the East India Company which had a Parliament granted monopoly since 1698. And that Legitimate tea importers who had not been named as consignees by the East India Company were threatened with financial ruin by the Tea Act.
The story has always been the same the names of the players have just changed. Politicians succumbing to big business income granting favoritism, creating ad hoc monopolies, crushing the middle class until armed conflict between the haves and the have nots becomes the only way to restore the balance.
It's a lesson we all better not forget and needs to be drilled into the heads of our elected and selected leaders across all branches of local, state and federal governments. History repeats itself because we are too stupid, greedy and hyper competitive to learn from it.