Good Day World!
It’s time for installment #4 of new reality shows I’d like to see.
I know this selection sounds like Fantasy Island and probably could never happen, but..
All 535 members of Congress are put on a deserted Island. 100 Senators and 435 members of the House of Representatives are divided between two camps – The Republicans and the Democrats.
The two groups are not allowed off the island until they pass a full year’s agenda of different laws that will benefit the majority of Americans. If they can’t come up with a full year’s worth, they can’t leave.
No time restrictions are required. If the two groups can cooperate and come up with the laws in a few months – that’s fine. Has to be a full slate however.
Everyone on the island has to be naked. The producers thought the sight of having to see each others nude bodies would spur the groups to come to quicker compromises.
No outer influence allowed. The members must make their minds up without the help of lobbyists, PACs, etc. They are on an island with no cell phones. No TV. No radio. No internet. Not even carrier pigeons.
They will have the necessary tools to write everything down – reams of paper and plenty of pencils. Note: all paper must be accounted for, and can’t be used as toilet paper.
Food sources – the island will have various wild berries and eatable roots. The only small animals are rats. Thousands of big fat Norwegian rats. There is only one source of water on the island – an underwater spring surrounded by boulders in the middle of a dense jungle.
I think viewers will be riveted to their seats every week watching them try to stay alive and pass meaningful laws.
Time for me to walk on down the road…