Approval Ratings

* A recent survey resulted in an 11% Approval Rating for Congress. What’s going on? If any of us had an Approval Rating of 11% we would be unemployed! We trusted the members of Congress, that we voted in, with the future of America. What has gone wrong? To answer that question, we must learn from the past and understand the present.

The Past

* It all started with the Constitution. The founding fathers “could not trust ignorant farmers with the future of America”; so they created the Electoral College! The vote of the Electoral College, a very small number of votes, can override the results of a general election for President and Vice President, a very large number of the people’s votes. The members of the Electoral College are from special interest groups and political party supporters.

* Existence of the Electoral College guaranties that there will never be a government of, by, and for the people!

* As the United States spread its  wings to become a nation; technology, education, and communications developments made the effects of government’s decisions more transparent to the public. Unhappy with the government’s decisions, the public developed an indifferent attitude toward the government’s lack of concern for the people’s needs and wants.

The Present

* That indifferent attitude made in easier for the special interest groups to manipulate the legislative process via quid pro quo arrangements with the political parties. “We the People” have lost faith in the government. Many registered voters stopped voting, and forgot that you get what you vote for. Job requirements for a seat in Congress are so weak that any fool can become a member of Congress!

* The content of Post #s 14,15,28,44 and 56 validate the above statements.

Answer To The Question

* What Happened?

 “We the People” lost faith in the American Dream of a government of, by, and for the people, resulting in a government with an Approval Rating of 11%!

The Solution

* Make sure you know who you vote for , and what they believe in. THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING FOR YOU!



* Which supports and barriers were in play?

* What were the dynamics?

* Who, or what, won the Tug-of-War?

* Discuss the outcome with your family and friends.

* Use Post #4 as a reference for the dynamics, and the relationships, between supports and barriers.