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originally posted by: enlightenedservant
1. I'd add term limits to the Judicial branch and Congress. Something like 10 years max. Lifetime appointments like the Supreme Court are undemocratic & useless.
2. I'd get rid of the Electoral College & make federal elections require a simple majority. Then a President will always be the person who gets the most votes. And it wouldn't matter if you were in a "red" state or "blue" state because your vote would count equally.
originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: Metallicus
See, the thing is I'm very pro 2nd. I just don't think it's very effective anymore. If the purpose of the second is to oppose the government, then at best you have a combat rifle equal to that of your opposition. But in addition to their rifle they have body armor, more ammunition, complete air superiority, complete naval superiority, cyber weapons, leverage with the banks, and more. Back when things were written the army and the individual were on an equal playing field. But today that is no longer the case. You get 10 cent bullets while they get million dollar cruise missiles.
Outside of the ability to feel secure in your ability to protect yourself from attack, what does the second do? It's primary purpose has been eliminated through the cheers of increased military spending.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
originally posted by: butcherguy
Add an amendment that prohibits the government from borrowing money.
That would bankrupt and then destroy the country the first time we were to enter a major war.