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originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
1: Remove all congress members who have received financial donations from corporations for their campaigns
2: Institute a "congress draft". All non-felon American citizens are eligible for this draft. If you are drafted, you are allowed to decline. Each congressional seat will have 5 potential candidates from this draft, chosen by the area they live in. Citizens in these areas will vote on which draftee is eventually selected. The chosen draftee is appointed to the congressional seat, and paid standard congressional income.
3: Limit congressional appointments to 1 term per lifetime
4: Any allegations of abuse of power (which will expand to include gifts from any company) will be investigated.
5: Remove all lobbyists
6: A congressional vote can overturn a presidental veto
7: An executive order can be veto'd by congress as per above.
8: Dissolution of established political parties. No more "Republican" or "Democrat" status is applied. Candidates may not claim to be either party. If done, their draftee status is revoked. If already elected, the member will be removed from congress and a special vote will be instituted to replace him/her.
9: As above, voters will not register under a specific party. They are simply voters. Any non-felon American citizen over 18 may vote.
originally posted by: scattergun
Here we go again... Term limits. Abolish party politics. And tell the lobbyists to stay at home! Close the electoral vote so everyone in every district has equal representation.
Yes our Congress sucks Jessie. I shall do the country a BIG FAVOR here.. It's MY FAULT! There now that that is done and out of the way lets organize and stop the crazy... Demand your vote back, fight these corporations and stop supporting the people who take their money! I told my Congressman last year if he supported the pharma cons he wouldn't get my vote. I did everything I could to pull that one off but spent a year getting people to vote against him. He lost last week.
Unfortunately I have to start all over again with the guy who Replaced him.. shouldn't be that way. So until we citizens band together with all of our media power and "Out" these fools, we're gonna have to deal with it.