On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 17:32:25 -0500, Matthew Perdue
wrote:

>Craig Lalley said:
>
>A Constitutional Amendment creating 3 distinct and separate branches of the
>federal government.
>
>The branches of the government would be required to be separate.
>
>Lawyers would by default be part of the judicial branch, and being a part of
>the judicial branch would immediately disqualify them for either the
>Executive or Legislative branch.
>
>This has the ability to create a government of the people by the people and
>not a Government of lawyers, for lawyers.
>-----
>I like your idea - basically eliminating professional politicians. What
>about term limits? Of course if we return to the founders "farmer, shop
>keeper, soldier" serving in the legislative branch, we may not need term
>limits.
>
>Originally there were supposed to be three separate branches of the federal
>government, but the revolving door between business, lobbyists, legislative
>and executive branches has made a complete mess of the whole arrangement..
>
>Members of the House and Senate should not be able to profit in any way

from
>legislation they vote for or put forth - to do so is enriching themselves at
>taxpayer expense. If the President has to put his/her assets in a blind
>trust, members of Congress should do the same.
>
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The deal is, the Central Government has gotten to powerful, and with
power comes the temptation to abuse that power. With a limited
Cental Government, most of the power gets devolved back to States
and local communities. When those become too corrupt or unresponsive
to the people it serves, the people can find another place, and are not
forced to live there.

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