A Modest Proposal for curing Washington Gridlock

Decimation.

I’m using the Roman meaning of the word.  If you can’t be bothered to follow the link to Wikipedia, basically, if a group of Roman soldiers were found guilty of cowardice or mutiny, they would be divided into groups of ten and they would draw lots.  The loser was then beaten to death by the other nine.  I’m just wondering if We the People could impose such a punishment on Congress.  If the average of five national polls found Congress with a 5% or less approval rating, they would be decimated as a sign to the rest to get off their ass and do their fucking job.  Just a thought.

 

Blogger’s note.  In case you can’t tell, I’m not fully serious about this, it’s just my frustration thinking out loud. While I do believe that murderers should be executed, that’s the only crime I feel warrants such a punishment.  Also, to be fair it would have to be applied to all members of Congress, even if it is only one party that is more at fault.

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