By Michael Pierce
This month, members of Congress have shown themselves paralyzed when it comes to protecting victims of sex trafficking, yet perfectly capable of acting to embarrass the President (or, as Obama argues, themselves). Less than two years ago, budget negotiations between Democrats and Republicans deteriorated so far that the Federal Government actually shut down, costing the country $2,000,000,000 in lost productivity.
The Washington status quo is unacceptable. But don’t give up hope. With one change to the timing of our federal elections—which would leave our constitutional structure, including separation of powers, intact—we could reduce the frequency of these short-sighted, irresponsible showdowns between Congress and the President. [Read more…] about No More Midterms: Let’s Amend the Constitution and Elect the Federal Government Every Four Years