Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Clean House

I'm back from the Boundary Waters. While away, I've come up with the basic precepts of my new political party, the Clean House Party. (Clean is meant as a noun and a verb). Basically, a member of the Clean House Party has only internal reform as issues. Everything else is done only to the degree necessary. (Ex. A Clean House President would direct troops in a war since it is his role to do so, but he would not make the case for war, since that is the role of the congress.)

Anyway, to be a member of the CHP, you must believe in these issues:

*Publicly funded elections
*The creation of a new branch of government whose role is to investigate the activities of the other branches
*Uniform enforcement of the law
*Balanced Budget

That's it. Any other issue is not appropriate for a CHP politician to pursue. Once passed, laws in this regard will be self-perpetuating. This means that the CHP is attempting to eliminate its reason to exist. If this occurs, a new party with new issues may arise, but it will need to stand or fall on its own merits.


Anonymous said...

who gets to investigate the investigation team? What if they get bought off and plant evidence or something?


Carsonist said...

That is, of course, the problem with all institutions. The laws have to be enforced by people, and people are fallible. If they "get bought off and plant evidence or something", one would hope that the resulting trial would show that that had happened.

My solution for government corruption is to force all government employees to live like monks for the remainder of their lives. For some reason, congress hasn't jumped on that boat.

Anonymous said...

Congress investigates the executive and judicial branches, at least in theory. That's why Congress is empowered to hold hearings and impeach officials.