No argument from me on some of the valid points you made. Basically we’ve handed the keys to the hen house to the fox.\n\nMaybe we need to run the Senate\/Congress, and presidency while were at it, like some investment\/banking houses do, where employees sign an employment contract that prohibits them from engaging ... I know this because my wife works for a firm where we or family members are not allowed to buy stocks\/etc.on any project she's privy to ... or sharing ‘insider’ information with family or others to profit, with a set financial or criminal encoded penalty. Setting up an independent oversight committee to monitor their activities to stop bull$hit like this from happening, over and over again. It's graft, pure and simple, and they should be punished accordingly.\n\nhttps:\/\/www.theguardian.com\/commentisfree\/2020\/mar\/21\/us-senators-accused-coronavirus-insider-trading-are-a-symbol-moral-bankruptcy\n\nThis is but one mere example of what’s been going on since the founding of our country, during peacetime and war.\n\nIt make me sick to my stomach, especially during wartime, where your average Jose bleeds and dies on the battlefield for our country, while entitled asses skirt hardships and doing their civic duty, like some of our presidents, senators & congress men\/women have.\n\nI’m a big believer in a national draft, for everyone. Rich, poor, male, female, conscientious objector, etc. between the ages of 19 to 24. No deferments for anyone, except in extreme cases for cripples or whatnot. If not in the armed services, then in the community or repairing our broken infrastructure.\n\nI can see both liberals and conservatives being outraged, which tells me it’s the right thing to do.\n\nI guarantee you that it would put a stop to all these endless wars we seem to be fighting without any clear objective and bond people from different races and socioeconomic backgrounds. Same goes for during peacetime. If it works for Switzerland, a non-aligned country, why not here?\n\nI can still clearly remember and being pissed as Bush was telling us to go on with our lives, go on vacation or whatever, after 9\/11, like nothing happened. There is no shared suffering and sacrifices, like WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam to bond our country.\n\nYou may disagree about Vietnam bonding us but the protests and internal strife brought about Nixon's 'peace with honor' :rolleyes: and got us out of trying to win an unwinnable war, where young men and women were dying for naught.\n\nOff my soapbox.