Re: [OT] Slashdot and media accuracy (was Re: Improved Debian Project Emergency Communications)
On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 08:01:00AM -0600, Kent West wrote:
> But I kindda like the idea that others have put forward; make political
> office holding (for many/most? posititions) a responsibility of normal
> citizens, via random choice, like jury duty.
Sure, because with random office holders absolutely *no one* would make
sure their crooked partners were the ones that got picked.
Our founders were very particular about making sure that Congress didn't
get paid much because they did not want the type of person was just
there to collect a check, which was a problem in Britain's parliament.
Don't second-guess them; they was smart!