Mark Smith stubbornly insists that the social contract between the American people and the U.S. Government is SYSTEMICALLY broken because the U.S. Constitution does not have a way for WE THE PEOPLE to fire elected officials at the Federal level. He is right.However, he and Dr. James Fetzer overlook that its not a SYSTEMIC Constitutional failure that has always been this way. BEFORE 1913 AND THE 17TH AMENDMENT, SENATORS WERE SUBJECT TO IMMEDIATE RECALL BY THE STATE LEGISLATURES WHO TEMPORARILY APPOINTED THEM.In Smith’s radio interview he states he wants an IMMEDIATE RECALL provision of all the voters for any Congressman (2 years) or Senator (6 years).However, with corporations with $BILLIONS of dollars they could easily bribe/sway the populace to con them into doing their bidding; look how easily conned the American populace into the 9/11 attacks by ragheads lie. Like the current "Tea Party" astroturf con job. Or…like how every 6 years they can "buy" a Senator and float him to Washington D.C. where he is a defacto sovereign with immunity to do anything he pleases--which rightfully infuriates Smith, Dr. Fetzer and the rest of us. However, before we incorporate a citizen’s recall option it seems prudent that we first RESTORE the U.S. Constitution to the BALANCE the founders intended and have Senators TEMPORARILY APPOINTED TO WASHINGTON D.C. SO THE STATE LEGISLATURES WOULD MONITOR THEIR DAILY ACTIONS AND REPORT BACK TO THEIR LOCAL CITIZENS. If the temporary Senators start misbehaving, the local citizens can take a day off work and travel to their state capital and demand their Senator behave correctly or be replaced. However since the 17th Amendment, corporations con the statewide populace and get their Senator puppets for 6 years at a time perverting the balance the founding fathers intended where Congressmen only had a 2 year term and Senators no job security at all.
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