In this previous post, I wrote about my feelings on political parties, and how our founders did not advocate political parties when they were creating our system of government.
For this post, I have decided to use a fictitious baseball game as an analogy. And, as with any game, we will need a set of rules; therefore, for our rule book, let’s use The United States Constitution, and all subsequent laws:
For this game, we will need two teams – so let’s just say, we have Team Democrat and Team Republican. Now, all baseball games have an umpire behind home plate, whose function it is to be an objective observer, and to call balls and strikes, based on the rules of the game. For a moment, let’s think of each of our elected officials as a home plate umpire:
If each elected official was hired to simply, and objectively, called balls and strikes, based on our set of rules, would we be much better off as a country? Conversely, consider if the home plate umpire was in the tank for either Team Democrat or Team Republican – how would that game work out?
Every four to eight years, we end up with a President that is in favor of either Team Democrat or Team Republican, when in fact, we need them to be an objective official, that represents both teams, while utilizing the same set of rules, for both teams. The United States Constitution addresses the powers of The Congress, and the powers of The President, however, there is nothing in The Constitution that explains how Republican elected officials are to objectively represent a Democrat constituency of voters, and vice-versa for Democrat elected officials; therefore, these same principles should apply to all Federally elected officials; and, all with strict term limits, as with the President.
With Judges, there is an expectation for them to objectively interpret the law; and law-enforcement is expected to objectively enforce the law; therefore, wouldn’t it only make sense that the law-makers begin to objectively create laws? And laws that benefit the entire team, instead of one team or the other? If we had elected officials, in Congress, acting as objective legislators, and utilizing The Constitution as their foundation for creating laws, then I would believe, the need for permanent (political parties) factions would diminish greatly. And, after all, aren’t we suppose to be The “United” States of America?