Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Thirty-First Amendment to the Constitution was a real game-changer. But it was necessary.
Political discourse had become so hateful and vitriolic that the Republic itself was in danger. The parties would no longer compromise, would not work together in any way for the greater good. SuperPACs, with their immense corporation-fed coffers, had taken over the election process, now an endless barrage of mudslinging.
Things had to change.
They did. Now, elections were no longer decided by popular vote. Instead, candidates competed in an Election Day hot-dog eating contest.
The winners went to Washington. Losers were next year’s hot dogs.