Bob Kelleher on Homeland Security
SOLUTION: civil service/military service (draftee's choice) draft for male and female 18 to 25 year-olds to register for either military or civilian service. Greatest need in (1) Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to repair nation's K-12 schools; and (2) to work on environmental projects such as removal of Milltown Dam and improving National Forests and National Parks as in FDR days. Registrants thereafter to be entitled to 8 semesters of free undergraduate schooling at college of their choice.
FUNDING for civil service draft will come from: (i) repeal of 2001 Bush/Baucus $1.35 trillion tax rebate for the rich; (ii) canceling construction of 50 Virginia-class submarines at $2 billion a copy; (iii) permanent postponement of Anti-missile missile hallucinatory "system" aka Star Wars.
Kelleher's lone rallying whoop then--as now--probably has something to do with his extended losing streak: Kelleher wants to do away with America's unique system of representative democracy and replace it with a parliament.
A parliament would divorce American government from the lobbyists an special interests who pretty much run the place these days, Kelleher argues.
Kelleher said in a recent interview, "Because 26 countries have a higher standard of living than we do, including health care, we should copy their form of government, which is a parliamentary system."
Lobbyists and entrenched interests have less influence in a parliament, Kelleher says, because there's little point in lobbying individual parliament members as they can be easily replaced by the party.
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