Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ostracism...Why didn’t I think of that!

Ostracism was a process used by the ancient Athenians in which any citizen could be barred from the city-state of Athens for ten years. This was true of elected officials. Greek citizens could vote out a person once a year if that person did not meet their expectations or was a threat to their government. It was the opposite of electing an official.


Wouldn’t it be nice if Americans had this procedure to rid ourselves of unwanted politicians? We could use this course of action only when the elected official was a threat to our Constitution, our liberty, and our republic.

Think about it...Personally...I would start with our current president and work my way to various congressional members. Why do we have to wait for two, four, or six years to vote out a person? Give us the chance to rid our government of officials who threaten our republic!

One can only wish.