I'm not a politician and, frankly, I really don't know that much about how politics work.
But I know that I was born here and pay taxes and vote, so I figure that I am entitled to submit the following idea.
Congress should travel.
There are 52 weeks in the year.
There are 50 states.
And 1 District of Columbia.
And I'll give them 1 week of vacation a year.
Even that seems forgiving. I mean, the country is running every second of every day.
And they chose this path.
So, every week, Congress has to go to a different state and all the people in Congress have to travel around that state and meet people and figure out what they are like and what their concerns are.
And then they all get on a train and travel to the next state.
That way they will have lots of time to think and talk and see America.
This will allow every member to go to their home state and be in touch with their constituents and also learn about everybody else's constituencies.
You know...We the People...in order to form a more perfect union...
Well, Congress sure has been a bit underwhelming recently.
So I say we get them the hell out of Washington and send them all over the country instead.
They can vote on the train.
They'll have the internet and phones, so I don't see what the big problem is.
Obviously, I haven't worked out the details, but I think that this is a sound idea.