Ideas For Breaking the Cycle

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    There is an undeniable pattern in politics but it is not impervious to correction. I'm referencing career politicians and the incestuous relationships created by having the same groups in the highest offices with no divergence. For example, everyone in the US who was born in 1981 has lived their entire lives with two families being in the White House. (GHW Bush VP 1981). It was only with Obushama's election that for the first time in 28 straight years we did not have a Bush or Clinton in the WH.

    Here are a couple of laws that could help remedy the pattern.

    1. No Citizen is allowed to hold more than 8 years of public office on the State level.

    2. No Citizen is allowed to hold more than 6 years of public office on the Federal level.

    3. No elected Official can run for office while in Office. That means no re-election campaigns. More importantly, it means elected officials cannot run for a higher office while in office.

    4. Lobby reform. Big. Time. Wipe it out. Completely. Citizens cannot have equal representation when corporations are buying the muzzles.

    5. What are your ideas?
     
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    If there was someone I liked I would want the right to vote for them as often as the constitutuion says I can.
     
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    We have term limits. Don't vote for incumbents.
    Most us voters are too short-sighted to see how career politicians are bad for the country.
    Public office in the USA was never meant to be a full time job, and it especially was never meant to be a career.
     
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    The country is slightly larger than one person. Do you know what term limits already exist?
     
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    I think most don't realize the detrimental effects of career politicians because they don't know enough about politics. As a culture we train each other to be silent. That whole "don't discuss politics and religion" mantra is a morose irony in the face of the 1st Amendment. The two institutions that control our lives the most are supposed to be discussed the least.
     
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    I can't argue with that statement curvelight.
    Did you happen to see my thread called "do-nothing congress"?
    There are many that expect as much from government as their parents gave them. i got a few incredulous responses along the lines of "OH my god if the government doesn't do >insert cause here< we are all doomed.
    I got even more private messages, one accusing me of posting "seditious propaganda".
    I think that one came from Nancy Pelosi herself........
     
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    limmiting the voters right to chosse who they want is a batshitcrazy idea.

    How about we reform the election process instead.

    No one but a voter can give money to a campaign.

    the individual limit on donations is it.

    Then free airtime for any candidate who can muster a certain amount of votes on a petition to run.

    No lobby money, no corporate money.

    Then when in office no one can even buy a politician lunch. NO money or favor from ANYONE.

    Lobbiest can try to get an appointment to talk to them but can give them NOTHING in return for time. Not even a sandwhich from the deli.
     
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    One month a year, it should be legal to put politicians to sleep.
     
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    After they serve 8 years we should get to throw them off a cliff.
     
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    The emboldened part, the batshit crazy part......I would agree with you EXCEPT we let all the batshitcrazy people vote.......
     

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