reply to post by WhoWhatWhenWhere2420
Your post is excellently written if I may say so.
The United States is a unique political creature and always has been. It's not like these questions are new questions.
My position would be that there's not anything wrong with our governmental system IN GENERAL (i.e. the Constitution, the Three Branches of Government,
etc.) and that its about as good a compromise between distributed and centralized powers as we're going to find. Our problem is the nest of vipers
we've brought to power.
If there have been abuses of executive power (and I'd be the first to agree that there HAVE been, but they sure as heck didn't start in 2008) or
legislative powers then we need to use the American system to remedy that problem ... not issue traitorous calls for the destruction of the Union.
One of the most important things is impose reasonable term limits on Congress. Twelve years total is all anyone serves. That's two Senate terms and
six House terms. Yes, that's arbitrary, but let's start somewhere. Let's remove the lucrative nature of the offices. Let's squeeze the
corporations and special interests out of the People's House (and Senate) as much as possible.
We need to increase the accountability of Congress and the Executive directly to the People.
Let's consider ways in which we could establish a reliable National Referendum process.
Let's consider ways in which we could fully establish a secure "one citizen one vote" system at the national level that insures that everyone has
their rightful voice but assures that they only speak once.
Let's restructure the electoral process to allow for the possibility of some better choice than "the lesser of two evils" i.e. get rid of the "Two
Party" deadlock on the electoral process.
Let's make lobbying a capital crime, pun intended.
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