posted on May, 5 2021 @ 09:22 PM
I was going to put this in Political Issues but I figured it was going to end up in the trash bin anyway...so...I put it here instead.
When we need to, we know we can track a vote with full chain of custody from beginning of the process to the end. We also know that it is apparent we
chose not to do so during the last Presidential election. There were a whole lot of things happening, but tracking votes and chain of custody were not
among them. But that is only part of what I am suggesting here.
As it stands now someone, whomever it may be, creates a bill they would like signed into law. It is argued for and against, modified as need be,
argued again, inspected, argued again, and finally whomever started the process believes they have enough votes to get it through congress. Then the
paper-clipping starts and a ton of crap that no one inspected or argued for or against gets added on making the whole process look like a shlt show at
a clown school. Then this bill, that may or not have had merits to begin with, gets passed along with all the crap no one wanted except the malfeasant
with the paper clips. The really sad part is the people who fought against this bill will ultimately be the ones who help pay for it. Call me crazy,
but this is not a good way to run a country.
So why not try something a little different? Instead of proposing one bill, make it a mandatory two bill approach. One bill reflecting each side of
the issue. Let both be inspected, poured over, modified, argued for or against, and when both are ready for a vote - let the people decide. We all
vote for whatever we feel is the best policy. No last minute paper clips. No under the table payoffs. We the people vote for the one we like best. But
here is the catch: if you vote for it, your tax dollars go to support it. If you don't want to support it don't vote for it, but you may lose to the
other side if they believe in their bill enough to vote for it. If neither one gets enough votes - neither one passes.
Its going to cost us something no matter what. We might as well get what we want instead of what is forced upon us by leaches answering to special
interest groups. Literally a "put your money where your mouth is" approach.
The system we have now doesn't work. It might if the people doing it cared enough to do it right, but they don't. So I am suggesting something
different. I know its rough and full of holes. I am just trying to bounce this off a sounding board and see what happens. People here are typically
pretty smart. Maybe enough suggestions and changes can be made to mold this into something viable. At the very least, I am interested in hearing what
people think of the current system and the change I am suggesting. Or, any ideas others have to fix what isn't working...