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Published: Sunday, Sept. 30 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

I thought this was a fascinating analogy, and one well worth discussing. There's no question that some of the rules involve advantages of incumbency. Oddly enough, despite the fact that 'Congress' (abstractly construed) is massively unpopular, most Congressional incumbents are likely to win their races. They have such huge advantages in name recognition and fundraising and free media, it's not surprising. How can we change the rules to combat those advantages? Let's have that conversation.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Yes, the rules do need to change.

But with all that money flowing around out there, it's gonna be awfully hard.

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

How:

1. Stop business interference with the election and representation of our government.

2. Stop political campaigns for election.

3. Limit government to the proper and necessary activities as required by the people.

4. Develop and implement a voting system that is easy, accurate and operated from the individual’s location.

5. Allow any citizen, meeting Constitutional requirements, to post and run for government office.

Then:

6. Tighten up laws and regulations for business. Only people have rights and freedoms, businesses do not.

7. Revise and rewrite the rules for distribution of the profits of business operation to reflect the contributions of society on a more even par with money invested.

wrz
Ogden, UT

"If we would seek to benefit all the people in the game of life, we need to change the rules."

Change the rules to what? Please elucidate.

Socialism, Communism? Those systems distribute wealth... 'from each according to their ability, to each according to their needs.'

But, that's not what our Founding Fathers envisioned. This is evident from the fact that we see no indication in the US Constitution. Instead, they believed that freedom to live, to earn, to invest and to keep what you earn would ensure a maximum environment for job. Under Obama, wealth is to be taken from the wealthy, job creators, and redistributed to the not so rich... i.e., the folks who would rather sit home and cash welfare checks while playing ipad games.

We are nearing a very important election in November. Who's gonna win? Obama has an excellent chance becasue he appeals to the masses who are now on government welfare. Romney would rather have Americans working for their keep. It's almost impossible to beat the Obama approach, which will eventually kill us. Margaret Thatcher has it right... 'socialism is OK until you run out of other peoples' money.

wrz
Ogden, UT

@Ultra Bob:

"Stop business interference with the election..."

Sorry, it's called freedom of speech.

"Stop political campaigns for election."

Same.

"Limit government to the proper and necessary activities as required by the people."

People don't control the governmnet... the Constitution does. And it seems to allow Congress to do almost anything.

"Develop and implement a voting system that is easy, accurate and operated from the individual's location."

The system we have is fairly easy... go to the polling place and vote. But, soon we may be able to vote with our smart phones.

"Allow any citizen, meeting Constitutional requirements, to post and run for government office."

We have that now. All that's necessary is to go city hall and sign a piece of paper

"Tighten up laws and regulations for business."

Do that and they'll migrate overseas. Many are gone now.

"Only people have rights and freedoms, businesses do not."

"Revise and rewrite the rules for distribution of the profits of business operation to reflect the contributions of society on a more even par with money invested."

Profits are now distributed on a par with money invested... called dividends paid to investors.

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