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Originally posted by matthewgraybeal
In My opinion, these 2 things if added to the Bill of Rights, under a name such as "Proper Representation for Citizens" would be the true game changer in our defunct election processes.
Life-long politicians and civil servants would cease to be as their current get-nowhere existence. In their place would be productive candidates, whom if they did not do as promised would not be re-elected to their next terms.
Also, popular vote really needs to be at the fore-front. The argument will be but more people live in "blah place" that's not fair. Well my argument is your place while smaller in population, seems to have a louder voice than the many more citizens in my place.
A True Democracy is the Will of the people, every single one regardless of borders, electors and parties
I haven't worn big girl pants since that night at the fraternit- never mind.
Lastly, Tired of only 2 choices for your political views? These term limits for everyone, and abolition of Electoral College would ensure more view points to be represented do to the short life of an ineffectual political representative, be it Congress, President, or Judge.
Handle Yourselves appropriately here, wear you big-boy and big-girl pants here.
Originally posted by QuestionsEverything
Term limits seem like a good idea on the surface but with them in place what's to stop these elected officials to vote more opportunities for themselves into existence. There's already insider trading issues going on in our government but at least now they want to be re-elected so they kind of keep themselves in check. With someone knowing they're not coming back for a 2nd term whats the motivation to not try and set yourself up for after your term.
per matthewgraybeal in response to QuestionsEverything.
It wouldn't, unless a provision were to be drafted by the people to prevent it. That would be Democracy by Citizens through their duly elected representative. The voters would catch on quick, and would be able to respond to stop it. Leaving the power back in the hands of the voters. If said unjust law would be enacted, then another would be able to undo it.
I put on my big boy pants as you suggested but when you said I also had to wear my big girl pants, I couldn't get them to fit over the big boy ones.
Handle Yourselves appropriately here, wear your big-boy and big-girl pants here.