It is what it means, nothing less. Just A Citizen’s ideal about all gun owners should have a permit, which I think is completely anti- American and unconstitutional, has given me a better understanding of the Government loving people in this country. I know, we have governments and will continue to have them, it is the ways of the entire world. Since we can’t just get rid of them, it’s time we took back the power that they currently control over the people. After all, how many governed people have been murdered by their own governments? That number exceeds 200 million, at least. So, for those who are determined to vote, potentially for their own killers, shouldn’t we be a lot more picky and careful about who can run for election and hold office? Does it not make perfect sense that these candidates are properly vetted to ensure they are safe and qualified to “represent” those who vote them into office? Running for office is NOT a Right after all, so let’s establish a better form of candidate. One that must pass a mental evaluation, a written test, a complete background check and be requalified every 12 months, at their expense of course (they can ask for donations).
First, I’m just bustin JAC’s chops alittle, nothing personal. But let’s begin with setting up some parameters of testing for those who wish to hold office and represent the people. First, I would exclude anyone with partisan ideas, that’s what’s killing this nation and it has no place in a free society (remember, it’s about the people, not the politician). A lengthy mental evaluation and a lie detector test would be required of all, just to be on the ballot. A full disclosure of the candidates past will be made public, no exceptions. The mental examination would eliminate narcissistic self centered pigs, like those in power now. It would also remove the greedy banker types, sexual predators, cowards and people who have unfounded fears and phobias (sorry JAC, your out :) just joking). Only those who have a high desire to serve the fellow citizens and work for the people’s best interests would pass this test.
Second, absolute knowledge of the Constitution, and it’s Amendments is a must. No one who disagrees any part of the Bill of Rights is excluded, which would be revealed in the test. The Rights of the individual to live free and absent of government intrusion must be the #1 priority. This, of course would not apply to the criminal element, who should be punished appropriately for interfering with the Rights of others. Most of those laws are already established. Mandatory drug testing will be established for all illegal/unprescribed drugs and excess alcohol within the system. Positive test results end ones eligibility for life.
Very similar standards should apply to anyone wishing to be a government employee. No partisan’s, narcissists, sexual predators, thieves, greedy types, cowards or those with unfounded fears and phobias (fear of spiders don’t count). The same mental evaluation and testing would be given for government employment. Different levels of knowledge would be required for different positions, depending on what the job requires as with any job. Those who fail the mental evaluation cannot resubmit for further duty, ever. The written examination and Constitutional knowledge tests may be retaken after 6 month’s, pending a second mental screening. Mandatory drug/unprescribed drugs and excess alcohol within the system applies.
Once all testing is complete and all parameters met, the candidate/employee candidate will receive a permit to run for elected office/apply for a government job. Once a permit is awarded, all necessary application processes will apply. All current elected officials are NOT grandfathered and must meet the same requirements for a permit. Failure to qualify for any standard required for a permit means immediate dismissal from public service. Until a new election is conducted with properly permitted candidates, no new laws or taxes shall be voted on or take effect until a vote by the newly elected representatives. This will avoid the taxation without representation issue.
Current government appointees will also be required to meet the same standards and testing to continue in their positions. Current government employees will be offered training on bipartisanship and the Constitution, as well as new rules concerning how partisan actions shall be dealt with. Retraining should fix most problems, I would hope. Drug tests apply, however, positive results will allow for an offer of rehabilitation.
Each State will employ a 13 person task force to review all laws and government agencies, both Federal and State, and make a determination of Constitutionality (US and State). All laws not meeting unanimous agreement will be set aside and deemed unlawful, until the new Congress can take them up. No new laws will be passed by Congress until all laws set aside are reviewed and a determination made. Then, all 50 State committees will vote to approve the law (3/4′s of the State committees must have a unanimous yes vote to continue as law or the law is null and void) .
There will be a balanced budget, period. No more acquiring debt. No more military action without the approval of the people via national vote, unless the nation is attacked by another nation. Any law passed by Congress, can be moved to the State committees upon the request of any State, via the vote. Congress will assume a part time role within 4 years of the new Congress taking office. Congress will then pass a budget once a year and convene only in the event of a National Emergency (for the duration needed, no more). Elected members will no longer receive a pension, it’s not going to be a career anymore.
LOL, that was fun and fast. Rip it apart as all of you will certainly do :) Let’s make permits mean something for the people!