Engineers apply established principles drawn from mathematics and science in order to develop economical solutions to technical problems.
The founding fathers of our country were engineers, scientists, and technologists. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founding_Fathers_of_the_United_States.
Of the 55 delegates only 9 received substantial income from public service…The remainder had legal education but not all of them received there livelihood from this profession. Practically all of the 55 delegates had experience in colonial and state government. 46 of them had professions and means outside government and politics and public service.
Barack Obama attended Occidental College, but received his undergraduate degree in political science from Columbia University, an Ivy League member currently ranked 9th in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Obama also graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Harvard Law School, where he also served as President of the Harvard Law Review.
As an associate attorney with Miner, Barnhill & Galland from 1993 to 1996, he represented community organizers, discrimination claims, and voting rights cases. He was also a lecturer of constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1993 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, holding the professor-level title of Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004.
Hilary Clinton has a bachelors degree in political science from Wellesley College, and a law degree from Yale University Law School.
Attorney with Rose Law Firm (1979-1993)
First Lady of Arkansas (1979-1981, 1983-1992)
First Lady of the United States (1993-2001)
U.S. Junior Senator from New York sworn in January 3, 2001
John McCain graduated U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., 1958; graduate work, National War College, 1973-1974 He went on to serve as a naval aviator, attaining the rank of Captain during his 22 years of service. In 1976, he became the Navy’s liaison to the Senate. McCain retired from the Navy in 1981, after receiving honors including the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
U.S. Representative from 1983 to 1987
U.S. Senator from 1987-present
The economy of the United States has been the world’s largest national economy since the early 1870s; its gross domestic product (GDP) was estimated as $13.8 trillion in 2007
The Gross Domestic Product of all the colonies combined at that time was around $500 million. Mostly agrarian and subsistence farming
1700-1800 U.S.’s GDP a nice 800% boost up to $4 billion. Due to immigration and the creation of the centralized hands on government.
1800-1900 The Gross Domestic Product of the nation expanded seventy-three-fold during the 1800s bringing it up to $292 billion due to increased freedoms, free land and rail transportation infrastructure and manufacturing all relying on plentiful raw materials.
1900-2000 The economy absolutely skyrocketed, bringing the GDP up 3,424% to ten trillion dollars due to continued increase in population and intensity of land usage but mostly by the integration of oil into everything used by consumers and the efficient development of other natural resources.
The per capita GDP went from $500, $800, $3900, and $35,000.
**Have the challenges of governing grown to the point that in it’s current embodiment of a centralized representative federalism that the technical problems cannot be economically solved?
Is the American political system suffering from the “Peter Principal”? (In a Hierarchy Every Employee Tends to Rise to His Level of Incompetence.)
Are we willing to standby and turn over to representative,s including the three candidates for president above, the power to negatively affect our per capita GDP in the 21st century?
Can we or should we even try to enlist Internet , on line, blogsphere, engineering, and software talent, to apply established principles, drawn from mathematics and science, to re engineer the government and its policies.
Should we stop debating issues and act to develop and propose new laws?**
The author is of the opinion that America is unraveling!!!