Tue, 02/09/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Our Republic is broken. What's to be done? With Joe on vacation, Abe tosses out a possible answer: a
Our Republic is broken. A lockstep minority, cloaked in arcane rules, can bring business to a complete halt. The influence of monied interests is rampant. The social contract has been shredded, and cherished liberties erode. A yawning chasm opens between rich and poor. A bloated foreign empire bleeds the Treasury. The public discourse is controlled by a profit-driven Fourth Estate that is loath to criticize its owners. The promise of a populist president seems impotent against the entrenched forces arrayed against him.
Our Republic is broken. What is to be done? Let's call a Constitutional Convention and fix it.