I want the “box” improved. The box is predicated on certain rules that determine certain outcomes no matter who gets in office.
For example, why are people on the left and the center surprised about Mr. Obama’s performance regarding the economy? The rules of political economy determine the outcome no matter what the policy preferences. In Mr. Obama’s case, he violated them, hence the result.
Also, for those on the right who call for smaller government and lower taxes, the current framework of government, which is not supported by our Constitution, has to be changed in order to bring about those desired outcomes. Neither right nor left have the guts or intellect to offer a sincere reconstruction of government based on the Constitution. Instead, they settle for marginalist thinking and pandering to the “culture wars” that the fringe of both sides prefer to wage.
Unfortunately the political class has abandoned leadership and Constitutional values and replaced them with the never ending seeking of the vote. It has become a cottage industry with deliverables not worth mentioning.
On the national level, the last great thing this country ever did was pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Since then our government’s behavior has been sub-par and dangerously expansionist. As a die-hard capitalist and defender of free markets, when I see my government attack the very engine that made this country a great place to live, I get pissed.
Capitalism, free markets, and protest nurtured by rational leadership ala Martin Luther King, Jr. built this nation. To not protest because it is not politically correct is a slap in the face of our ancestors.
Rocking the Vote won’t improve the system. Turning the system on its head and rebuilding it is what is needed. We need engineers and economists not media performers like Sarah Palin and Jesse Jackson. I’m sick and tired of it.