It is amazing that so many citizens are eager to espouse the virtues of democracy. Multitudes of Americans love their government, no matter what it does or where it goes – the State is their mistress.
Trusting in the institutions of the federal government is an article of faith; democracy protects the public, voting selects the representatives. Are you a ‘true believer’ in the system that serves the populace? Or are you one of those awful cynics that knocks the good intentions of the inner circle that brings freedom and justice to the little folks? Surely, you count yourself among the chorus of the cheering crowd!
Now you have your fondest dream – coming soon – to safeguard the protector of the people. Its focus is on preserving Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court and comes from ‘The Continuity of Government Commission.’
The commission is an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Brookings Institution project headquartered at AEI. It is funded by the Carnegie, Hewlett, Packard, and MacArthur foundations. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford are the honorary co-chairs of the commission, and Lloyd Cutler and Alan Simpson are the chairmen. The commission includes members who have served in government at the highest levels.
Their first report is now available. Here are some of their proposals:
Rep. Brian Baird H. J. Res 67 – a constitutional amendment to give governors the power to make temporary appointments to the House of Representatives if more than 25% of the members have been killed or incapacitated.
This post was published at Alt-Market on 05 January 2015.