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The Best Way to Fix The American Political System

List Criteria: 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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    added by marcooch76 Change Inside Trading Laws for Politicians

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    added by marcooch76 Politicians Not Allow to Become Lobbiest

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    added by marcooch76 Require Politicians to Follow the Law There are laws about passing budgets by a define date

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    added by zxray 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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    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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    added by udontneedtoknowmyname Abide by the Constitution

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    added by Bootsdad 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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    added by marcooch76 Politicians Require to Follow the Budget Laws

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    added by zxray 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

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    added by zxray 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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    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 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 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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    added by marcooch76 Politicians to Have Obama Care Health Plan

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    added by marcooch76 Politician Have No Pension Plan Only 401k

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    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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    added by marcooch76 Government to Have Obama Care As Their Health Care

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    added by marcooch76 Politicians to Be Held Legally Libel for Their Statement

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    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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    added by zxray Stop Electing Lawyers Into Office Seriously? They are ALL Lawyers for the most part.....

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    added by kaylive 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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    added by marcooch76 Stop Politician from Promoting Race and Class Warfare

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    added by DECA_Kerstin The People Have More Say in Things

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    added by marcooch76 Illegal Engagement of War

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    added by muzziac End Corporate Welfare

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    added by udontneedtoknowmyname Built the Fence On the United States Mexico Border

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    added by zxray Drop the Requirement of Paying Fees to Run for Public Office State and Local levels.

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    added by kaylive 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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    added by zxray 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

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    added by DECA_Kerstin The People Are Able to Speak Out

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    new! & added by muzziac Vote. 40% of the voting age population doesn't even show up on election day.

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    added by udontneedtoknowmyname No More Party System

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    added by datrlykewlfreekinguymandood Stop Liberal Media

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    added by muzziac Eliminate the Electoral College Allow every vote to be equal and not dependent on what state you live in.

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    added by muzziac End Government Shutdowns Holding the country hostage should not be a viable political tactic.

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    added by datrlykewlfreekinguymandood Destroy Unions

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    added by muzziac 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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    added by ffffm Nationalize US Dollar and Banks

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    added by PeteBoyle Legalize Weed Mugs need to relax ya'll

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    added by MärkjaKlumpfiskur irv voting

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    added by Mark4398 Remove Government.

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    added by Dismalhead A Bloody Coup

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