What would do to save America?

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    Interesting question, many answers if left noncontextual. But I want to narrow the question down a bit.

    Would you dump your DC representatives to save America?
     
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    Call a constitutional convention! With the entrenchment of the 2 political parties it is evident that the way we govern and elect those who govern us needs to be changed. A constitutional convention is the only way to accomplish this and the delegates to the convention should not have held any federal office. Preferably regular working class people should be delegates.
     
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    First get ALL Democrats and Rinos out of office!

    :D
     
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    Only Sarah Palin can save America. David Duke is also a good choice to send to Washington.
     
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    David Duke??????????????? Is ole' Dukey boy back from the Holocaust Denial rally in Iran already???????

    You might as well dig up Robert Byrd!

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Eliminate all deal making in congress.
    Vote for the issue at hand...not the amount of votes you will get out of the goodies you trade for in return for your vote.
    Eliminate all legislation that does not directly relate to the issue at hand; i.e. tossing in college lonas with healthcare.
    institute term limits.
    All raises for congress are to be voted on by the electorate each November.

    You will see a better breed of people in congress.
     
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    I am on the same page. Yet in order to enforce changes you need to control the game by having enough representatives in both the states & DC to overthrow the two partys voting power.

    My AVG Party idea works towards that goal, All Volunteer Government Party (AVGP)
     
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    That only solves 1/2 of the equation. Back to your drawing board. :lol:
     
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    Still need the convention for that. As far as salary, we need representatives who love their country, not their pocket book. They should serve America as a privilege, without pay or compensation. Provide them room & board in a commons house, and a car & whatever digital toys they need to do the job. No more pages & aides, etc.
     
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    I hate to say it, but at this point it is probably time for a Parlimenatry system. It seems that allows for more than just two parties. We also need to restructure or do away with entirely the Electoral college, as the winner takes all at the State level helps contribute to the chokehold the two parties have on the process.

    I recall reading somewhere a long time back that many of the Founders expected us to have a convention every few decades or so to address any problems the Constitution turned out not to be able to handle. The fact we've yet to avail ourselves of an obvious legal check on Federal power depresses me.
     

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