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Yeah I know that's why it's your view of a perfect government. If I could somehow become president and make the government perfect, so really dictator if we're getting technical. But you get the idea.
I agree with most of what you posted, although not all. The thing is though, the president has a lot of power, but he cannot just change whatever he wants. That would be bad considering the majority of modern presidents did not have the best interests of the people in mind.
I like it, but why leave the 20%? Why not go all the way?
Cut all foreign aid by 80%.
End all wars, and bring home 80% of our troops, leaving a rotating batch of 20% of our armed forces stationed all around the globe.
I agree with both ideas.
Close tax loopholes for corporations. A system could be conceived that takes into account the profit margin of the corporation, and works based from that data.
I think taxes should be based on income, and not a flat rate.
Genius, we don't want talking, flesh covered corporations running for president.
Strict laws should be enacted that dictate how any candidate, presidential or congressional, receives campaign funding. A smart system could help cut down on politicians being purchased like an item.
Good point, there should be a fair method of advertising the candidates rather than them using their own money. I like your idea of a federal fund paying equal amounts for equal TV time in which candidates can basically say "This is what I stand for", with no catchy songs like the Cain Train or garbage commercials like that
I would like to see a Federal fund set up, which would be possible considering all the money saved from the cutbacks listed above, that allows the top 4 or so presidential candidates the same amount of television time and exposure to the population. That is the only fair way in my opinion. A candidate should not be denied a fair election because he/she could not get the exposure needed, despite the fact that he/she would be best for the job.
YES! Obama is a textbook example of this, "The first thing I will do as president is get our troops home", like 18 months later, definitely not the first thing he did, he does the stark opposite and adds more troops in. Politicians need to be held accountable, this is a great idea.
A very important change which I think should be implemented is as follows: There should be some type of accountability system for candidates on the campaign trail who make promises. They get elected because they tell the people what they want to hear, then completely disregard their values once in office. There should be some type of system to limit this, or stop it all-together.
I agree completely, but I don't think the war should ever be started again. The two most dangerous drugs on the planet are legal and kill half a million people every year, while every illegal drug combined kills around 16,000 annually. Something is terribly wrong with our system, and I think every drug should be legalized because we don't need a law saying "this drug is bad", while we have other even more harmful drugs that are legal. It just doesn't make sense to me.
End the war on drugs. It has failed, and will continue to fail. The profit margin of the manufacturers/cartels etc are just too high to compete with. We keep throwing money at the problem and it has yet to help. Legalization and taxation should at least be given a shot, and if it fails, we could always start the "war" again.
For real, and not just in the form of Twitter or stuff like that. Real face to face interaction with the president and politicians needs to be done IMO.
I would like to see the population have more say in things like the Federal budget, although since we are a Republic, we would have to change our main form of government, which will not and should not happen.
We need to close our borders. It is as simple as that. More restrictions on anyone coming into this country.
If you are not a citizen, you should receive zero help from the government in my opinion.
Ah how could I forget to mention that, abolishing the federal reserve is another thing that my perfect government would have. What would replace it? I have no clue, but I don't like the idea of the federal reserve one bit and think that we could think of many other better alternatives.
I also urge for much stricter monetary policies. Ending the Fed is a possibility, but I am not sure that would be the right way to go at this point.
Sure, people will always find ways to sneak across, but I think a fence will stop lots of people from coming over.
A lot of great ideas there. Not sure about the big fence idea as there are also tunnels, boats, planes and many other ways get around for a determined mind. The bridge and road network sounds in pretty bad shape and is a great source of jobs to maintain it.
I don't even like the idea of a representative democracy. I think it would be great if literally every citizen had the option to vote on something or if needed omit their vote either for a lack of understanding, an apathetic view, or some other reasons. But how we could get that to work on such a massive scale is beyond me.
The main thing I would focus on is to get rid of congress and open up the representation to the people. People can give their votes to others or use it themselves. The full government budget books and legal stature is open for anyone to look through and vote on how much should be spent where or what laws should come and go. It would be a good idea to keep the executive as it can overcome the deadlock of lengthy public debates when time is critical, but they are still accountable.
Yeah, the whole two party system of one side arguing one thing, and the other side arguing another side is really screwed up. We need to compromise on everything that people disagree on, only with a mutual agreement that satisfies both sides can we get the ball rolling IMO.
The way laws are introduced is hopelessly flawed with an all or nothing approach to massive amounts of legislation with the individual laws not getting scrutinised and debated the way it needs to be for just and respected wisdom.