PRINCESS I totally agree. Couldn't agree more. But it's what we have and I think, judging from persoanl experience in D.C., that there are still many honorable men and women in our Capitol who are trying to make just those changes you're talking about. Unfortunately, there are far too many people who are trying to make their own forms of change, not necessarily for the better. Plus, as was mentioned earlier, there are those factions that AREN'T voted in who have their grubby little hands in the soup and use their power and influence for their own motives. Now THAT gets me all riled up. They have no place in government decision-making. ZOO I think that, if people actually were to read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, they would find that we have lost much of what our founding fathers thought America should be. And, yes, I think we have, according to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, both the constitutional right to ammend the government should it prove faulty, and the revolutionary right to overthrow the government should it grow despotic. EDIT: Did any of you guys ever hear about how Texas was trying to seceede about five years ago? I have a friend who lives down there who was part of it and, according to him, they had backing form several foriegn governments for their banking and monetary system as well as a interim government already set up to begin the outsing of the US government already in place. It didn't get far. Our government squashed it quickly and made sure the people got pounded for it. Even though Texas is still the only state that I know of who maintains the right (as of their assumption into the union) to secede from the union any time they felt like it.