List Photo: Phil Roeder/flickr/CC-BY 2.0

Government The Best Way to Fix The American Political System

Desertrat89
8.3k votes 10k views 51 items Embed

List Rules Wide-sweeping political changes only. Please no partisan nonsense.

How would you best fix a political system that all Americans (no matter which side of the spectrum they fall on) can agree is broken? Vote on the ideas you think would work best, and add any brilliant thoughts you might have.

Our System's failure starts with the ever-turning wheel of the election cycle and the politicians that slavishly turn it. If all public office means is doing what you have to do and saying what you have to say to get, first elected, and then re-elected? If serving the money that serves the campaign is all a politician is and does... how can that person serve the interests of the people who elected them? If a representative government's representatives don't represent? What do we do to fix it? This is a system that is happy to keep going the way it is, it's a massive industry, and billions of dollars drive it. It's not in the System's best interests to fix itself, and the System has nothing to gain from divorcing itself from monied interests. It's a bad spot we are all in, and it's going to very hard to pry this machine out of the track it is on.

1
+ - 245 15
Require Politicians to Follow ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Require Politicians to Follow the Law There are laws about passing budgets by a define date

10 Crazy Political Scandals During Elections Throughout American History The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors

2
+ - 358 36
Lobbying Regulation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Lobbying Regulation Take bribes out of government, and maybe the government starts acting on the interests of the people and not the corporations.

3
+ - 262 21
Make Educated Choices When Vot... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Make Educated Choices When Voting Vote based on facts, not media interpretation of them...as Vice President Biden said, America has a "short attention span".

4
+ - 213 16
Politicians Not Allow to Becom... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Politicians Not Allow to Become Lobbiest

5
+ - 182 12
Change Inside Trading Laws for... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Change Inside Trading Laws for Politicians

6
+ - 245 24
Ranker Video v
Adhering to the American Constitution. The U.S Constitution has enabled America to become the greatest nation man has ever created. It was devised to ensure individual freedom, and equality. The Founders of this nation were weary of an all powerful centralized government.

7
+ - 178 13
Transparency for Super PACs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Transparency for Super PACs In the United States, a Political Action Committee (PAC) is a type of organization that pools campaign contributions from members and donates those funds to campaign for or against candidates, ballot initiatives or legislation. At the ...

8
+ - 193 16
Abide by the Constitution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Abide by the Constitution

9
+ - 247 31
Stop Letting the Media Tell Yo... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Stop Letting the Media Tell You How to Vote Hope and Change, I wear Boxers not Briefs....Remember Patti La Belle at The Inauguration? Remember how cool her hat was? First Black President 'Yall!....Remember when I played the Sax on MTV??? And then bombed the shit out of ...

10
+ - 180 17
Politicians Require to Follow ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Politicians Require to Follow the Budget Laws

11
+ - 288 46
A Real Third Party is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
A Real Third Party This is one Americans could actually accomplish if a third party didn't have to rely on money to get in front of the public eye, it could actually happen.

12
+ - 242 35
Media Deconsolidation is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Media Deconsolidation When the media drives the trends and how we think and the questions we ask... it serves no one but the owners of the massive conglomerates. The media can't be a watchdog when the guys trying to break into your house are the ones who ...

13
+ - 89 5
End Corporate Welfare is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
End Corporate Welfare

14
+ - 303 65
Term Limits is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Term Limits If a politician didn't have to spend all their time making sure they got re-elected, they might have time to actually accomplish something. Plus, only a true public servant would enter the job in the first place if there was no chance ...

15
+ - 214 37
Enforced Regulations of Monied... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Enforced Regulations of Monied Interests It's hard to make these guys play by rules, when they are writing them. It's hard to get a level playing field against them when they are the ones who own the stadium. It's not "anti-business", it's about protecting public ...

30 American Politicians (Allegedly) in the Illuminati The Scariest Animals in the World

16
+ - 155 25
Politician Have No Pension Pla... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Politician Have No Pension Plan Only 401k

17
+ - 187 39
Politicians to Have Obama Care... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Politicians to Have Obama Care Health Plan

18
+ - 141 24
Politicians to Be Held Legally... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Politicians to Be Held Legally Libel for Their Statement

19
+ - 158 33
Stop Politician from Promoting... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Stop Politician from Promoting Race and Class Warfare

20
+ - 233 74
Public Financing of Elections is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Public Financing of Elections This one, alone, might do more to fix things. Remove money from elections and our politicians can no longer be bought outright.

21
+ - 137 26
Don't Let Technology Trump Civ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Don't Let Technology Trump Civil Liberty and Freedom. if you dont think of what is coming it will take a route all its own and that route not allways good for us.

22
+ - 151 37
Government to Have Obama Care ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Government to Have Obama Care As Their Health Care

23
+ - 143 43
Stop Electing Lawyers Into Off... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Stop Electing Lawyers Into Office Seriously? They are ALL Lawyers for the most part.....

24
+ - 49 5
End Gerrymandered Overly Parti... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
End Gerrymandered Overly Partisan Districts

25
+ - 127 48
Proportional representation is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System

26
+ - 78 17
The People Have More Say in Th... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
The People Have More Say in Things

27
+ - 62 11
Vote. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Vote. 40% of the voting age population doesn't even show up on election day.

28
+ - 107 42
Drop the Requirement of Paying... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Drop the Requirement of Paying Fees to Run for Public Office State and Local levels.

29
+ - 84 34
Illegal Engagement of War is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Illegal Engagement of War

The Most Loved American First Ladies How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?

30
+ - 105 60
Built the Fence On the United ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Built the Fence On the United States Mexico Border

31
+ - 101 58
Capitalism is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System

32
+ - 101 60
Re-Institute Moral Based Educa... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Re-Institute Moral Based Education Can a society depend on generations of young people to make the right choices, do the right thing, when there exists no societal definition or guidance of right and wrong? The United States had it once, Moral based education. That ...

33
+ - 76 42
The Market System is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System

34
+ - 45 17
The People Are Able to Speak O... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
The People Are Able to Speak Out

35
+ - 71 39
The national debt ceiling is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System

36
+ - 76 44
Limit or Kill Wedge Issues. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Limit or Kill Wedge Issues. Stuff like Gay, Guns and God should dont be the deviding line in the national debates.

37
+ - 77 50
No More Party System is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
No More Party System

38
+ - 40 23
End Government Shutdowns is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
End Government Shutdowns Holding the country hostage should not be a viable political tactic.

39
+ - 58 43
Stop Liberal Media is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Stop Liberal Media

40
+ - 11 1
Make Election Day a Saturday a... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Make Election Day a Saturday and not Tuesday Tuesdays are a work day for most of the middle and working class. Voting on a Saturday in a country that values employment and becoming an entrepreneur makes sense, and it will increace voter turnout.

41
+ - 19 8
Approval Voting is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Approval Voting Vote yes or no on each candidate.  Allows multiple yes votes as well as protest voting by voting no on everyone.  Eliminates vote splitting.

42
+ - 51 41
Eliminate the Electoral Colleg... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Eliminate the Electoral College Allow every vote to be equal and not dependent on what state you live in.

43
+ - 56 54
Supply Side Economics is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System

US Presidents Who Appear on American Money The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

44
+ - 4 0
No-confidence Voting at Any Ti... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
No-confidence Voting at Any Time for Anyone in the Government

45
+ - 90 111
Legalize Weed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Legalize Weed Mugs need to relax ya'll

46
+ - 39 58
Destroy Unions is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Destroy Unions

47
+ - 33 54
Boycott FOX News and Their Spo... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Boycott FOX News and Their Sponsors ...until the latter stops supporting FOX financially and Rupert Murdoch's propaganda/tabloid network ceases to exist. 

48
+ - 25 55
Nationalize US Dollar and Bank... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Nationalize US Dollar and Banks

49
+ - 16 64
irv voting is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
irv voting

50
+ - 32 100
A Bloody Coup is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
A Bloody Coup