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What Change would you like to see in Politics?

I have a very long list of things that I would want to change inn politics but I would like to see what this community thinks!?

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Block money from corporations and redbuild the wall between church and state. Too many laws are being made or changed to benefit corporations instead of our citizens.

RandyMoose Level 7 July 19, 2018
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Term limits and end lobbying.

Minta79 Level 7 July 19, 2018

i agree

Lobbying will always be there ,there is just too much at stake

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Term limits and destroying the 2 party system

brownH50 Level 6 July 19, 2018

@Humanistheathen the 2-party system is a ruse. Sanders is a Social Democrat who ran on a democrat ticket so he could get more backing - financial, at least. So far, only Joe Lieberman's been able to successfully run as an Independent, and that was largely owing to his established track record as a Democrat. Maybe your voter pamphlet's different, but mine sure shows those outside the mainstream as a bunch of weirdos! While I might not agree with some of the candidates in the mainstream, at least I can understand their positions.

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A third party is sounding more and more like a great idea.

I firmly believe that we should get rid of all parties! Politicians should run on their own platform and have more debates and town hall meetings! I don't appreciate this ridiculousness that political parties stick to an outdated agenda. Each politician should run on their own merits period! That is one change I would make, one of a long long list lol!

@msalyards True but these days it takes millions just to run a campaign which a lot of candidates simply don't have,but in the end Hillary out spent Trump and Trump won spending next to nothing so that is the conundrum

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I'd like to see an end to name calling.

JanGarber Level 7 July 19, 2018

True find more politically correct ways of insulting each other haha!

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I'd like to see the super delegate system tossed; the electoral college system tossed; tax releases for federal candidacy; an end to corporate sponsored politicians.

HAHAHA Hillary had all of the super delegates in her back pocket before Bernie even had a chance to make his offer hahaha

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Get the money out of it! It would be different overnight.

Sticks48 Level 9 July 19, 2018

This is also my answer.

@JenBeberstein Great minds.... ?

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Campaign spending and receiving limits.

Mystical Level 4 July 19, 2018
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Overturn Citizens United

JayGee83 Level 5 July 19, 2018

Please realize that Citizens United was just one of many rulings that propped up corporations with constitutional rights and corporate person-hood.

However, I can see your heart is in the right place.

@snytiger6 Oh I know it's not the only problem. But I think it's a great place to start.

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Respect for each other's opinion despite disagreeing.with it. Truly listening to each other's opinion instead of just concocting one's own 'clever' retort.

kozmic Level 6 July 21, 2018
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I'd like to see the whole system razed and built anew upon the ashes.

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The use of reason

Seeker3CO Level 8 July 19, 2018
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First and foremost: Break the two-party stranglehold. That is a HUGE part of the problem.

IAMGROOT Level 7 July 19, 2018
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I want to see paper ballots and a real time vote counter of every district online and no more electoral college. I'll live with the decision.

Anonbene Level 8 July 19, 2018
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I can't speak for other countries, but here's some changes I would like in American politics. Personally, I would like to see a reduction of money in politics. I think the government should give the two or three major candidates for President an equal amount of money, say $100,000, and they should have to fund the rest with donations of less than $100. In addition, I think that there should be a mandatory debate between all candidates in each Congressional district that is televised to the citizens. Further, bring back the equal airtime doctrine and politics from MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and such should be moved from on-demand platforms and cable to a singular channel that everyone gets. That way there is equal access to political 'news' and it's covered equally, with the political bias of each person stated beforehand.

Citizens (not just voters) should also be required to attend a mandatory 2-hour lecture every year that teaches them about critical thinking, and the way the government operates. I think that might help inoculate the populace against the type of propaganda we saw in 2016.

Starboy Level 4 July 19, 2018
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I'd like to see an end to the two party system. It does not serve the people adequately. There are so many other shade of political affiliation that needs to be represented. We need to end gerrymandering. We need shorter election seasons. We need to get big money and private influence out of politics, let campaigns be run with tax money, spending limits, and total transparency. We need to end the electoral college, one person one vote. Corporations are not people and should not have a vote. Lobbyists should be banned. Congress needs a heck of a pay cut and total transparency of all donations.

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The amount of money allowed in elections. Campaigns for primaries and general elections should only be 3 months each with a 3 month break from the end of the primary to the start of the general election campaign.

dokala Level 7 July 27, 2018
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I'd like to see a lot of changes, but given this forum, how about the Christian requirement. Come on, I'm pretty sure some of our former presidents weren't true believers, but they had to decieve from the get go in order to get elected. I want my politicians to make decisions based on their moral judgments based on experience and not on a book written about some invisible guy in the sky eons ago.

lorad Level 1 July 23, 2018
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Taxes should be spent depending what programs need it the most like education, infrastructure and the like.

LouisD61 Level 7 July 23, 2018
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More transparency , accountable and more participation in the people will bring more changes.

William77 Level 7 July 20, 2018
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For one thing, a more cheaper process. All that money wasted in campaign and big conventions don't make sense anymore. The good years of the land of plenty are gone and won't come back. We must be smart about it going foreward

IamNobody Level 8 July 19, 2018
1

Honesty

ipdg77 Level 8 July 19, 2018
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More executions.- of politicians, I mean.

#Guillotine2020

That's fine and dandy, just keep in mind that if you live by the sword then must be ready to die by it as well

@IamNobody , That's religious. I don't subscribe.

@IamNobody We've all gotta go sometime.

@maturin1919 , Oops. Sorry. That was supposed to be a reply to IamNobody .

@chucklesIII why is it religious? If you start a fight then better get ready to be punched on the face. That's how violence logic works. Has nothing to do with religion. At least that wasn't my intent.

@chucklesIII, @maturin1919 agree, we all are going to go someday. It's much better if we can choose when

@IamNobody , but you said "if you live by the sword then must be ready to die by it as well". That was a quote from Jesus, who was a religious figure. There are some people who were violent and did not die violently, like Napoleon for instance. In any case,even though my fist statement was mainly in jest (Like most lawyer jokes) it still stands. Especially when it comes to treason.

@chucklesIII the only Jesus I know is a Mexican dude. Nice guy though. He doesn't know either the Jesus you're talking about. I must have seen that quote on movies more than once, it does sound logical to me anyway. Killing politicians is not something we should joke about (or any other person for that matter). Making them accountable and liable, that's a different story

@IamNobody "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

-Thomas Jefferson

It's not a joke, it's a reality. The government needs to be reminded of who it is they work for, and maintain a respectful fear of their employer.

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I like to see a lot of the old white men form both sides voted out and replaced with some very liberal women of all races.

kenriley Level 8 July 19, 2018
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I like to see a massive overhaul of congress. They are a bunch of pay for wussies. I wish the donors money could be redistributed to the poor.

DAB456 Level 5 July 19, 2018
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