Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A House Divided Against Itself...

... is the best damn kind there is. So long as we're talking about the House of Representatives. Except the Democrats have that one... maybe the "house" is the Capitol Building... but that might go Democratic too. I guess the "house" is the federal government, but the analogy begins to break down at that point.

Anyways! I am all in favor of these election results. If the Democrats have a firm grip on the legislature, and the Republicans still hold the Executive and Judicial branches, then chances are good that nobody will be able to pass any legislation for another few years. This is the best thing that could possibly happen. The fewer new laws we have, the weaker the federal government will be.

This is the real problem here, a problem that, by design, cannot be solved by our federal government. Everyone in government, every single person in the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches, wants more power for themselves. Those who want power are the least qualified to wield it. And yet, time and time again we elect the candidates who seek to heighten their own power within the federal government, and by extension the power of the federal government itself.

Most of the things in our government are checked or balanced somehow, but not this one. It's a Catch-22: Only those who seek power will get it, but only those who do not seek it can be trusted to use it correctly. This is why I believe that George Washington was the greatest president in American history (besides James Polk): He didn't want to be president.

What we need is a system that will only give power to those who don't want it. Crazy? It's batshit fucking loco. But so is our federal government, and I, for one, am ready for real change in Washington.

That's all for that. I would apologize for my complete lack of updates in October, but then I thought, "You know what? Fuck October. What good ever came out of October? Nothing."

P. S. Sorry, Ben. Happy birthday.

P. P. S. I know this was boring. My apologies. My next post will be ostensibly about velociraptors, but in a larger sense it will be about the role of velociraptors in society.



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