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Government The Best Way to Fix The American Political System  

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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.
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Lobbying Regulation is listed (or ranked) 1 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.

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Require Politicians to Follow ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
marcooch76 added Require Politicians to Follow the Law There are laws about passing budgets by a define date

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Politicians Not Allow to Becom... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
marcooch76 added Politicians Not Allow to Become Lobbiest

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Make Educated Choices When Vot... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
zxray added 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".

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Change Inside Trading Laws for... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
marcooch76 added Change Inside Trading Laws for Politicians

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Transparency for Super PACs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
zxray added 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.

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Bootsdad added 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 ...

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Stop Letting the Media Tell Yo... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
zxray added 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 ...

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Abide by the Constitution is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
udontneedtoknowmyname added Abide by the Constitution

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Politicians Require to Follow ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
marcooch76 added Politicians Require to Follow the Budget Laws

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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.

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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 ...

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Term Limits is listed (or ranked) 13 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 ...

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End Corporate Welfare is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
muzziac added End Corporate Welfare

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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 ...

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Politician Have No Pension Pla... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
marcooch76 added Politician Have No Pension Plan Only 401k

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Politicians to Have Obama Care... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
marcooch76 added Politicians to Have Obama Care Health Plan

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Politicians to Be Held Legally... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
marcooch76 added Politicians to Be Held Legally Libel for Their Statement

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Stop Politician from Promoting... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
marcooch76 added Stop Politician from Promoting Race and Class Warfare

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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.

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Don't Let Technology Trump Civ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
kaylive added 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.

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Government to Have Obama Care ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
marcooch76 added Government to Have Obama Care As Their Health Care

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End Gerrymandered Overly Parti... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
ravi2 added End Gerrymandered Overly Partisan Districts

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Stop Electing Lawyers Into Off... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
zxray added Stop Electing Lawyers Into Office Seriously? They are ALL Lawyers for the most part.....

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Make Election Day a Saturday a... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Walter Harrison Stoermer added 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.

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Vote. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
muzziac added Vote. 40% of the voting age population doesn't even show up on election day.

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The People Have More Say in Th... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
DECA_Kerstin added The People Have More Say in Things

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Proportional representation is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
MärkjaKlumpfiskur added Proportional representation

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Drop the Requirement of Paying... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
zxray added Drop the Requirement of Paying Fees to Run for Public Office State and Local levels.

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Illegal Engagement of War is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
marcooch76 added Illegal Engagement of War

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The People Are Able to Speak O... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
DECA_Kerstin added The People Are Able to Speak Out

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Built the Fence On the United ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
udontneedtoknowmyname added Built the Fence On the United States Mexico Border

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Capitalism is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
udontneedtoknowmyname added Capitalism

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Limit or Kill Wedge Issues. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
kaylive added Limit or Kill Wedge Issues. Stuff like Gay, Guns and God should dont be the deviding line in the national debates.

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The Market System is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
udontneedtoknowmyname added The Market System

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Re-Institute Moral Based Educa... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
zxray added 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.

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No More Party System is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
udontneedtoknowmyname added No More Party System

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The national debt ceiling is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
udontneedtoknowmyname added The national debt ceiling

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End Government Shutdowns is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
muzziac added End Government Shutdowns Holding the country hostage should not be a viable political tactic.

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Approval Voting is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Finrod added 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.

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Stop Liberal Media is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Stop Liberal Media

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

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No-confidence Voting at Any Ti... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Jim_In_Texas added No-confidence Voting at Any Time for Anyone in the Government

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Supply Side Economics is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
udontneedtoknowmyname added Supply Side Economics

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

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Boycott FOX News and Their Spo... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
muzziac added Boycott FOX News and Their Sponsors ...until the latter stops supporting FOX financially and Rupert Murdoch's propaganda/tabloid network ceases to exist. 

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Destroy Unions is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Destroy Unions

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

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irv voting is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
MärkjaKlumpfiskur added irv voting

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A Bloody Coup is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Way to Fix The American Political System
Dismalhead added A Bloody Coup