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Originally posted by network dude
1.no bill is allowed to have riders. No pork. Each bill must stand on it's own merrit and either pass or fail. They need to be written in plain english with no doublespeak to even I can understand them. Therefore no news spin will be required.
2.Our currency needs to go back to a gold standard. If it isn't backed by anything tangible, then it's just paper. Worthless paper.
3.We need to do a study to eliminate the people who do government studies. We need to limit the allowable size of our government. there are thousands of positions that are costing us millions that serve no discernible purpose.
4.We need to re-evaluate where we send our military and why. Too many times our soldiers have been sent to places based on lies, misinformation, or outright greed. An old saying that seems to have been forgotten is "A Nation of the people, for the people, and by the people". The people need to be a bit more involved in the decision making process.
5.The presidency needs to be an elected official who deserves the position based on past experience, not a popularity contest. And I don't just mean Obama, I mean Bush, Clinton, and any others who floated around without any real presence. That is not a partisan complaint at all.
6.Do away with the electoral college. Let the people have votes that count again. Make it possible for the election to be announced after all the votes have been tallied. Not just when the last congressman has been bought. Absentee ballots aren't counted for weeks after the announcement of president is made. Does anyone else see a problem with that?
I may be way off on my thinking. I believe myself to be a conservative. And I fall in line with a lot of what Ron Paul has to say. I think we the people need to take back our country. If you have ideas, enhancements, or outright disagreement with anything I have posted, please let me know. And if you happen to be a leader who feels the same way, I will stand behind/beside you.
Originally posted by letthereaderunderstand
Truly though, Nice thoughts, but you know we are past fixing.
Ben Franklin said, revolution every 27 years...we went a little over the mark.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by network dude
Riders are a method of saving time. Our legislators are people too; they have 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, 365 days a year. They eat, they sleep, they read the paper while doing their business, and I'm sure a few of them do actually want to spend some time with their families on occasion. If we used your idea, that every idea needed to be voted on independently, then, well, most of them would never get voted on, ever, because of time constraints.
Gold only has universal value in a single small universe of people who want gold, who paradoxically measure its worth with paper money. it's heavy, putting it to practical use makes it useless as currency, and it's simply too scarce to meet the economic needs of any one nation, except perhaps like, Luxembourg or Bhutan or something tiny like that. Might as well base our money around high-grade rubies or something
I'm not saying Ron Paul's completely wrong. I'm saying he's mostly wrong. He has a few good points, but I really get the feeling that he doesn't know what he's talking about. He's anti-regulation and anti-tax, but also decries the power and influence of corporations in America. He's for prosperity in trade, but he's also for American isolationism. His supporters call him complex. I call him confused.
'Course, if I were 75 years old and stuck in the chaotic madhouse of beltway DC, I'd probably hardly be able to not wear my pants on my head, so...