A MAJOR DISABILITY
By: Gordon Bishop
Our country, as a nation, has a major national disability and that disability is
our government itself.
Congress is divided, which is fairly normal, but our two major political
parties are now so politically hostile to once another that Congress is essentially
dysfunctional in our need to manage our severe debt crisis.
Our "presidency" is a disgrace with Barack Obama, a weird suspicious
character , who is not constitutionally eligible to be President, acting as President
and threatening to establish new presidential powers to allow him to bypass an
uncooperative Congress to do as he pleases.
As a Democrat in good standing however, he is protected by the party and much of
the news media who simply ignore uncomplimentary comments about his past.
For example, up until the time that he ran for U.S. Senator from Illinois in
2004, he had said he was born in the British Protectorate of Kenya and there had been no
questioning of his birth records or his place of birth!
There are two main problems causing Congress to become dysfunctional
and a major disability in making law:
1. Congress uses a simple majority rule in passing bills and this allows it to
make many controversial laws, a controversial law being one which is approved by only a
slight majority such as 50,5%.
People generally agree that most bills show not be passed using the simple
majority rule and that bills proposing a law should not be passed with an approval rating
of less than 60% and some proposed laws should be required to have an approval rating of
70% or higher!
2. Our two major political parties love the simple majority as it allows the
party with of the members of a law-making body (House of Senate) to control the law-making
of that body for at least the next two years.
party control of the House and/or Senate has led to extreme measures being taken by one
party (like Obamacare), or not taken to correct a Social Security design fault
that has been ignored for decades, or not taken to privatize or or simplify our mail
service as it has become a junk mail system!
We need to abolish political party control of Congress!
In 2008, the Senate formally examined Republican Senator
McCain's eligibility to be elected President and said he was eligible being a
natural born citizen, with the basis being that he was born of American citizens and born
in the United States or on a United States Military Base.
It is difficult to comprehend why the Senate did not also examine Barack Obama's
eligibility to be elected President it was well known that his father was a British
citizen and therefore Barack Obama was not eligible!
Could it have been because the Senate was controlled by the Democratic
We definitely need to have a Constitutional Convention called by Congress upon
the formal request of a least 33 of the States, for proposing amendments to the