President Ronald Reagan once said"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
The likes of people like Reagan and Bush persisted in making this statement a reality. How confident are you in our government today? Disregard any disagreements you may have on policy or ideology.
How would you rate this governments competence. Lets not kid ourselves, its less then abysmal.
Count your cringes as you go down this short list.
This government is so incompetent that the telephone companies ended an illegal spy program because there weren't receiving timely pay!
This is the sort of dark irony one expects to find in Shakespeare, or a Woody Allen movie. A quick chuckle at the situation is often followed by a deep regretful sigh and disbelief-induced depression. As Kos has stated several times, people who barely believe in government are probably not the best at running a government.
For the sake of my following argument lets assume 2008 is going to be a democratic sweep.
For the first time in my life (I turned 18 last December) we have a chance to not only fight against the right -wing agenda, but we will be given the opportunity to fight for things we believe in!
As the government becomes efficient once more, and we become enthralled with the excitement of gaining universal health care, ending the war in Iraq as well as rediscovering science and the constitution. we cannot allow our selves to forget the indefensible disaster our government once was.We must as a progressive movement, as a party, use this new gained majority to develop methods of ensuring future government competency.
Although not a hot topic issue, government readiness, efficientness and effectiveness affect more people than practically any other.
In all likely hood there will be more Reagans and Bushs, and since both presidencies have proven that the Congressional check doesn't work, we desperately need to develop a new system
That's were you come in! The Net-Roots could be a think tank several million strong . With a Democratic majority, what we say could actually affect legislation and policy
Together lets work for a better today.
Together lets ensure a stable tomorrow.
and together lets make the ten most terrifying words for any obstructionist politician a reality.
"we're the people, and we're coming to kick some ass!"