Political Cluckers

Posted Monday, July 5, 2010, at 9:27 AM
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  • agreement response number 13....Hello, everyone is gone for the day,,,,and I have been programed to thank you for your fine article, and inform you that you will be receiving a human voice on the telephone, if ever they find it, or know what you want to know, whichever happens first. Should you not hear anything from anyone at this anywhere station, please call back and I will try to get one of the humans to respond the same way I am about to try. Thank you for your interest in the fine way our Representatives are spending your money, and serving the constituency. good-by.

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    -- Posted by Navyblue on Tue, Jul 6, 2010, at 5:58 PM
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    Honestly this was one reason I kind of liked the idea of term limits we imposed a few years back. I was hoping that by limiting there possible time in office we might see more representatives actually taking initiative on issues that effect we the people. Well, so far I've been less than impressed.

    -- Posted by Damu on Tue, Jul 6, 2010, at 6:27 PM
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    So True Navyblue!

    Damu - Are you referring to Nebraska state legislators? Colorado tried similar measures years ago for federal representatives, but it was unconstitutional as not all states in the Union were held to similar standards.

    I have a feeling if we the people really want to take our country back, it will be on the back of term limits so the bums can't build their political empires for years while all the time padding their pockets.

    Senior Loud, I'm not sure which is worse, the inefficiency or the rehetoric we must endure during the process of being inefficient.

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Tue, Jul 6, 2010, at 8:01 PM
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    Brian, I am referring to Nebraska. Some, regarded it as an easy way to get Ernie Chambers out. Although as far as legislators go I would say he served his constituents rather well.

    -- Posted by Damu on Tue, Jul 6, 2010, at 8:16 PM
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    Ya know doc, it is a cryin' shame as I think it's pretty obvious it's necessary to reintroduce accountability... with some teeth behind it to force the issue, whatever that may be.

    You're correct, we're in deep, but don't lose the faith. The seemingly irrational actions of some likely have rational thought behind them, and a broad concensus is needed to balance the load. We're in so deep because we've been sleeping don't you think? Instead of paying attention and learning about things on our own, a lot of folks just take whatever they hear. I've met several people like that. They hear something, believe it, repeat it, and then when confronted with facts, are totally shocked they were wrong.

    Damu - We moved to Nebraska shortly before Ernie Chambers finished his last term. From what I gathered in our short time here, he was considered the conscience of the capitol. Perhaps that's why some wanted him out as he stood for the "little people" and that was obstructive to their agenda?

    Maybe I'm not seeing the big enough picture here, but it seems that limiting the length of time a person can remain in elected office would be beneficial at all levels of government. Since many states have passed term limit legislation, it seems there is a lot of agreement, so why not push it up to the federal level as well?

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Wed, Jul 7, 2010, at 9:05 AM
  • Term limits don't have to be official in order to be enforced. Just don't vote for those you think have been in there for too long.

    Personally, I'd rather see more people not tied to a party. There's no one willing to step across lines and actually get crap done. Term limits won't fix party politics.

    -- Posted by npwinder on Wed, Jul 7, 2010, at 11:45 PM
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    Actually, I'd like to see the emergence of a third central party.

    -- Posted by Damu on Thu, Jul 8, 2010, at 6:56 PM
  • Doesn't matter how many parties there are if no one will cooperate.

    -- Posted by npwinder on Thu, Jul 8, 2010, at 10:45 PM
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