American Consequences - October 2017

Eliminate class action suits. We’re a nation of individuals, not a Marxist country full of “classes” at war with each other. Limit damages to what can be materially proven. The “brain freeze” was so bad that you dropped your ice cream. For your damages, you receive a melted sundae. (If the jury insists on punitive damages because the defendant is a very terrible person, corporation, or institution, the money should go into the taxpayer kitty.) Limit lawyer fees to 5% of materially proven (not punitive) damages awarded. Being a lawyer is horrible, but it’s only 5% as horrible as being badly injured enough to bring a tort suit under conditions 1-3. Real Reform No. 3: KILL THE GERRYMANDER Too many seats in Congress and state legislatures are “safe seats.” They’re always held by either a conservative Republican or a liberal Democrat, because the voting districts are shaped like something that lives under a rock. The voting districts slither all over the map to make sure they include a majority of one kind of voter. The other kinds of voters never have anybody to vote for. As a result, we have no opportunity for real (“small d”) democratic debate. Math is the answer! Get a panel of math geeks and make sure they have no interest in or knowledge about partisan politics by asking

“Trump, a playing card of a suit that ranks higher than other suits during the playing of a hand in a card game.” And... “Hillary, Sir Edmund, born July 20, 1919, died January 11, 2008. In 1953, he and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest, which is at the altitude of Instruct them to redraw all U.S. voting districts to include the same number of voters each within the most compact and regular possible two-dimensional Euclidean geometric figures. Real Reform No. 4: REGULATORY TWO-FOR-ONE On January 30, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order requiring that for every new federal regulation instituted, two 8,848 meters or 29,029 feet.” Then we’ve got the right folks.

Don't get your

hopes up. Sweeping tax reform will probably get swept away by continued partisan brawling.

must be rescinded. And that’s an order !

Real Reform No. 5: OURSELVES

Then there is what’s ultimately at the root of every bad thing about government. Those who are in charge of the political system will submit to any indignity, perform any vile act, do anything to achieve and expand their power. Every government is a “parliament of whores.” The trouble is that in a democracy, the whores are us.

them two questions. If their answers are...

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