The president of the United States was impeached yesterday. I watched some of the coverage on TV until disgust motivated me to spend my time on other chores. It also motivated me to update this blog.
Anybody reading my post on Unum bills and Constitutional Reforms probably wondered what this amateur attempt of a blog was all about? Answer: its sole original purpose is to publish the Unum bill reform idea.
Becoming a blog author and writing interesting posts every day is not my prime motivator. In college, many years ago, I discovered that writing generally takes up too much of my time. One semester, after wasting all of my spring break on a creative writing assignment which resulted in a B+ grade, I realized that the reward versus time spent was not efficient. Thereafter I decided to focus my efforts towards other endeavors.
In engineering I build things. Sometimes the things I build actually work as intended. Its inspiring when it does. Writing was never inspiring like that for me. Yes I do write technical pieces in engineering, but those are for a very limited audience. Most folks reading this blog would probably not appreciate the technical writings that I’m more familiar with.
The Unum bill reform idea is something that occurred to me over a decade ago. I’ve been sitting on it for a long time waiting for someone else to propose a similar reform. Instead its been a constant drone of ‘term limits’ with a small side of other, mostly punitive reform suggestions.
So when the 2016 presidential election was heating up, I finally decided I had to try to do something to promote Unum bills. My children are my prime motivation for slogging through the process. I care about the their future, and I’m becoming more pessimistic in my old age regarding opportunities to carve out a free, inspiring and fulfilling life.
My first attempts to communicate Unum bills took the form of emails to media folks and also with comments on other essays regarding Constitutional reforms. Those early communication efforts produced ZERO results.
Starting this blog was the logical next step. Unfortunately, as I write this, I consider the blog effort a failure. Although I know some of my Unum bill promotions resulted in views of the blog, thus far nobody has responded with any commentary. Its odd for the simple reason that I’ve reread what I wrote about Unum bills many times since I first published it, and I still like the idea best out of all the other proposed reforms that I know about.
If I’m off my rocker, I’d appreciate it if someone could inform me about why Unum bills is a bad suggestion for reforming the Legislature.
I suppose someone might suggest how unpractical the Unum bill idea is. But then I’d ask if any of the reform ideas are practical? Was the revolution practical? Was the founding of the country practical? Was the Constitution itself practical?
Evaluating the Unum bill idea, just as an idea without handicapping it (or any idea under consideration), seems like a really good use of time….to me.
Perhaps there has been no feedback on the blog because of me personally? After all there are billions of people inhabiting this planet and I’m just one of them. So why bother replying to the anonymous or unknown author on the internet? I often wonder if my writing style is handicapping the Unum bill reform idea.
Truth be told, I’m looking for intellectually inclined people who can respond to the Unum bill idea without needing an ‘appeal to authority’ or any other human behavioral distraction that would unduly bias any reform idea. People who know how to think and solve problems. Which does remind me of engineering performed by properly trained engineers.
How do the reform ideas compare and contrast, minus any stupid or stubborn tribal tendencies? After watching the Trump impeachment fiasco on TV, I’m inclined to think that its not currently possible to have the proper discussion about any reforms we might attempt. Sorry, that last sentence was pretty pessimistic and depressing to write.
Good news though, I still care. And I’m still motivated to make the future better than the past. So like Thomas Edison and his light bulb, I’ll keep working the problem when I have the time and inspiration.
The Unum bill proposal needs some updating. My next blog post will be a change to the House side of my Unum bill idea. There is a pair of problems with my earlier proposal concerning the procedure in the House of Representatives. Next post will address that.