Thursday, February 4, 2010

How DO You Get Congress To Reform Itself?

Professor Lawrence Lessig has known Barack Obama for 20 years, and supported all his campaigns. In this video produced for The Nation and, Lessig outlines his concern over President Obama's limited approach to truly "changing Washington," and his view that Congress is a deeply broken institution in need of need reform. Learn about Professor Lessig's ideas and read about his proposed solutions in this video companion to his cover story for the February 4, 2010 issue of The Nation magazine, "How To Get Our Democracy Back."

1 comment:

Charles D said...

This seems to fall right in with President Shamwow's excoriation of the Democrats in Washington for not showing "leadership". It is the average Congresscritter or Senator who is supposed to lead, not the President, or the Majority Leader or the Speaker - no, they are just window dressing. If you were elected to a leadership position, your role is apparently to issue vague statements about what ought to be done, then contradict them a few weeks later, then wonder why those other folks aren't leading.

Congress is a deeply broken institution but so is the entire American political system. If we didn't have a populace that was 30% morons and 90% sheep, we should have a Constitutional Convention and start the fuck over. As it is, we are doomed. If you are under 40 and have a skill, sell what little of your home you actually own and buy a ticket to somewhere else. This country is circling the porcelain drain.