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  •  i fear you may be right... (4+ / 0-)

    i know that i support and continue to support any reform that seeks to address the dysfunctional structure of our government.

    a constitutional convention has been discussed by law prof's as one way to address the systemic deficiencies of our captured government, but it has obvious dangers.  i am tentatively in favor of it depending on how it is structured...

    or we need some sort of Disaster Moment that focuses our attention long enough on systemic deficiencies that some sort of meaningful reform gets through.  also dangerous since it would need to be a bigger disaster than the 2008 economic meltdown which resulted in zero meaningful reform and provided a textbook example of who Washington's real constituents are...

    minimizing the power of plutocrats to buy our government may create conditions under which meaningful reform can happen, but i see little appetite for that in DC...  again, perhaps some sort of Disaster Moment could produce that appetite...

    massive non-violent civil disobedience that cannot be ignored a la Occupy...

    or massive violent disobedience a la pitchforks and mob violence; eg. French Revolution... paging Dr. Guillotine.

    Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

    by No Exit on Fri May 10, 2013 at 08:18:52 AM PDT

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