posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 12:17 PM
The recent election got me thinking about a load of things that I feel are wrong with elections today... With this thread I'm going to share a few of
them with you hoping to get other ATS members thoughts on it. I would also ask that if you have an issue with our current system, please express it so
we can discuss options (if any) we may have to fix the system we have in place today.
1. I would like there to be greater requirements for a person to become eligible to vote in an election. I want the voter to truly understand what
each candidate stands for. I'm sick of old conservatives voting republican because the candidate is christian and white and I'm also sick of
democrats voting for their candidate because he's black... I want people voting because they truly agree and understand what the candidate stands
for.. I'm sick of misinformed voters having their voices heard in such meaningful elections. Voting is a privilege and I feel people should take it
2. I want term limits for the senate and house... I'm sick of these politicians who've been in office for 20-30 years... I feel that it's time to
get fresh, new ideas into the Govt. And just like the President, both the house and senate will carry two terms.
3. Not sure how others feel, but i would like to get rid of the electoral college. It seems like a dated system and I would like to see popular vote
decide elections now.
4. I wish the american people had more of a voice when it comes to getting both sides (Democrats & Republicans) to work with one another. I'm sick of
both sides always sticking to their guns, I hate the stubbornness they display constantly, when they refuse to work with each other we see zero
progress and we lose in the long run.
Am I alone with the changes I ask for, do my views seem extreme to any of you? I hear often that "if it ain't broken, then don't fix it"... well,
i feel a lot of our Govt. is broken, I feel our election system is questionable at best and I would love to see the changes I asked for...
And for the record, this isn't some anti-obama rant or anything like that... You can check my post history, I consider myself a moderate I dont take
a firm stance with any one party. I just want the country to get back to what it once was. I'm not happy, I'm sure many more feel the same way,
nowadays we can't divide this country we all need to come together to bring it back...