Friday, May 25, 2007

No Confidence

With the recent immigration reform/amnesty/Democrat voter recruiting effort/Republican surrendering to Mexico bill making its way through Congress, I had to take a step back and really look at what Congress has been doing for the past several years. The more I looked, the more disappointed I got. Democrats and Republicans alike were too busy doing what they wanted to do what we, the voters who put them there, wanted. And judging from the reactions to the immigration reform bill, we don't want what Congress is trying to pull.

Then, a solution came to mind. We need a vote of no confidence in Congress. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, this is when people vote to determine if the people they elected are doing a good job while on the job. If the people vote that they have no confidence in you, you can be tossed out of office. Democrats haven't done anything since taking back control of the House and partial control of the Senate in November 2006. The Republicans aren't much better, and they've been at it for longer.

One tiny problem, though. We don't have a vote of no confidence in this country. Usually, the vote of no confidence is written into the laws of countries with a parliamentary system of government, like Canada. Our version is basically the elections. If we elect them and they screw up, we're stuck with them until at least the next election. But maybe it's time we change that. If Congress continues to defy the will of the people, the people will have to do something about it.

Hence, the introduction of the vote of no confidence to America.

This will negatively impact both major parties since there are bozos on both sides of the aisle. Of course, that fact is not lost on the Democrats and Republicans, so more than likely we won't see a vote of no confidence anytime soon unless we take this ball and run with it. And given the immigration bill, we can't start running soon enough.

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