The constructive vote of no confidence (in German: konstruktives Misstrauensvotum) is a variation on the motion of no confidence which allows a parliament to withdraw confidence from a head of government only if there is a positive majority for a prospective successor.
It isn’t working you know. America. We are dropping in the ratings everywhere from Education to Influence. The old song and dance titled “America, the Greatest Nation on Earth” is no longer.
We are dropping like a bloody rock. Life Expectancy? Down. We are #5. Math and Science and even Reading? We are at the bottom. If you look for us on the list, look at the bloody bottom of it. We really are Idiot America.
It is the Wall street Journal is telling us this about Education, not the National Enquirer or Fox News or CNN. You better pay attention when they talk. They speak to the money makers and their news is vital news. The results from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which are being released on Tuesday, show that teenagers in the U.S. slipped from 25th to 31st in math since 2009; from 20th to 24th in science; and from 11th to 21st in reading, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, which gathers and analyzes the data in the U.S.
The Health system you are so busy fighting about? We are 37th in the world. You get better care if you go to Great Britain which is 18th. You really want the best care? You go to France. It’s #1. Followed by Italy. Someone needs to wake up and smell the coffee. We are in deep shit and it has nothing to do with Obamacare. Sorry. I know you like scapegoats. [Liking scapegoats and blame comes with being on the bottom of the educational system. You aren’t bright enough to think it out logically so you get people like the Governor of Indiana in power. Can’t think ahead to save their ass.] It does have a lot to do with the quality of Medicine and Corporations.
Hell, we are even #17 on the happiest index. We are not happy and I can bet you it’s gone down. We are not what we were in my lifetime. In my LIFETIME. That’s 56 years people. That’s pathetic.
We can’t even claim the land of the free because we argue over who has rights and who does not. The concept of free is simple. Google it. You will find:
not under the control or in the power of another; able to act or be done as one wishes.
not physically restrained, obstructed, or fixed; unimpeded.
When you deny one group of citizens their rights under the law, you are not a free society. To claim so is to lie. It covers Religion, Sexual Orientation, Skin Color, Wealth. If you allow or deny any of these rights that any other level has, you are no longer free. We haven’t been free in the history of the USA and it seems we have problems putting our money where our mouth is. But hey, we are dropping fast. I am not sure the rest of the world cares. I’m sure they are gearing up to take our place as world leaders because someone is going to have to step into the vacuum we create when we fall. And fall we will.
Until we get control of our Government which is a symptom of our situation, we can’t start changing a thing. We can’t afford to wait until our kids grow up and say ‘Boy, did they screw up.’ and start to fix it. We have to start now. A recall vote where the Congress [of the Nation and any state] face a recall election at any time would be a good start. They would stop dancing to the Corporations tune [Corporations don’t care. They can move off shore at all time. See Manufacturing jobs] and start paying attention to what the voters say.
America is broken and we need to fix it. The death throes aren’t pretty. It’s time for a change. The Storm is here. Now what do you want to do with it? Die in a hole filled house or patch it up and fix it so it can stand the storm?
Yeah, I could hand you the old line my ancestors [all of em] did not fight in the Revolutionary War to have this shit but you know that. Your choice. Sink or Swim? And to paraphrase someone, either we all build the raft or we all drown separately. And we are out of time. We are very out of time.
Written for: IMHO