Thursday, July 26, 2007

Mark Twain's take on Congress

"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress...But I repeat myself." ~Mark Twain

Okay, is this a great quote or what? Has anyone been watching the news? And what's going on in congress . . . or the lack thereof? Did we actually elect these people? Oh yeah we did, because that's when they promised to do something.

Is there a 'lemon-law' for congressional employees? Like on a car (or any really expensive purchase) you get so long to change your mind, resend the offer, cancel the policy. How do we cancel Congress?

Me, personally, I'm all for electing Moms and teenagers (college age is okay) to Congress. Why? Moms know how to get a thousand things done at the same time and they know how to finish a task. Just try half-cleaning a room and see a mom's reaction. They also have eyes in the back of their heads--and you thought big-hair was only for fashion. Moms know what goes on around them, in their real world. I'm certain most of Congress must be from another planet because they seem totally clueless as to what the average American wants or needs.

As for why I'd put teenagers, who live in the World of Me, into Congress: they believe everything affects them, everything is personal--there are no time outs for teenagers. Okay, so we'd have to deal with the whole drama-thing for teenagers . . . wait, we're already dealing with that in Congress and those folks are old enough to know better. But I'd love to have someone in Congress who feels personally about the world, who takes their commitment personally--who simply believes personally.

My wallet is personal (high gas prices, soaring food costs). My children's education is personal (no child left behind--yeah, right) My morals are personal (how are we still ignoring dying children just because their country doesn't produce oil?) Where do we find folks who take their job personally?

Pick anyone, from any walk of life, who would you choose to put in Congress?

5 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

When my son was in high school, I used to say, "Let's elect Eric President of the country now while he still knows everything!" Heck! The older I get, the less I understand. I figure by the time I die, my IQ will be zero. I'd just like to see someone who has an iota of common sense and old-fashioned honest but I'm not holding my bresth waiting. I think common sense died somewhere back in the 50s or 60s and we all know that 'honest politician' is an oxymoron.

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Andrea Geist said...

I just started reading the new Thursday Next novel by Jasper Fforde. It begins with a dicussion about how the "Common Sense" Party - has now created a surplus of stupidity and have no idea how to get rid of it. The problem is that the current government has been making 'common sense', intelligent choices - so the stupidity has no place to go.

Donald Douglas said...

Great theory of congressional representation! I'll have to remember that one.

Visiting via Kay's page.

Have yourself a wonderful weekend!

Sherry Davis said...

Yes, Cancel Congress!!!

Where do we sign up? I can't stand to watch the train wreck, anymore. I just flip it off.

Personally, I don't think we're alone here in the rank in file. Another year of this and by the time the elections roll around, anyone but the incumbents will seem a brilliant choice.

Hugs ladies :)

Shannon Canard said...

I hear ya, Sandra! It's downright disturbing. The mere fact that today it's cheaper to go to Taco Bell and eat rather than buy groceries. When the hell did this happen?

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