Posted 10 years ago on Nov. 11, 2011, 4:39 p.m. EST by StolenCountryBlues
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It is time to start solving the America’s problems. These solutions are meant to address the greatest problems of our age. They may be imperfect, but if we work together to perfect them, our government and our society will be far better off than it is now. So even if you don’t agree, read through them all, and propose your own solutions. I am sure we can all come to some accord.
On this Veterans Day, 11/11/2011, God bless the men and women of our armed forces. Now it is time to bring them home so we don't create generations of people who hate us for occupying their country. The "war on terrorism" only perpetuates a never ending cycle of violence. Our soldiers are being misused to secure global corporate control of natural resources. It's time to stop allowing corporate money to decide national policy decisions that affect the lives of our brave men and women in uniform. The military is supposed to be for national defense, not international global corporate superiority. God Bless America! • Corporations must no longer be considered individuals. Corporations are not people. As groups of people they must be held to a standard that does not permit them to infringe upon the rights, property, or lives of individual people. • Corporations must not be allowed to give politicians money. • Individuals must not be allowed to give politicians money. • Lobbying must be made illegal and considered bribery. • All politicians must meet a certain number of signature requirements, then once they have reached that number of signatures, say 10,000, then they are allowed to enter the race, given a small public stipend, and automatically entered into all public television debates, and all live debates. Debates among the so called favorites, where the “lesser” candidates are not invited must be eliminated completely. • The federal election commission must be abolished. It is neither federal, nor a commission, since all of its members are appointed privately, and it consists of only democrats and republicans. • We need proportional representation in all areas of government. We must make our Republic more like a representative democracy, no more winner takes all. If the Republicans receive 50% of the vote they get 50% of the representation. The same with every party. If the Democrats receive 24%, the Libertarians receive 12%, the Green party 7%, and the Peace and Freedom party 7%, then they all receive representation proportional to the votes they received. This means that the House and the Senate will have to increase in number. Maybe instead of 2 representatives from every state in the Senate it becomes 5 or 6, and instead of one representative from each district of congress it becomes 4 or 5. This will make our Senate and the House larger bodies with far more of the American people’s actual interests represented. It will make it far more difficult for rich individuals or corporations to bribe politicians to influence their political will, because there will be such a diverse range of ideas and viewpoints expressed. Ultimately it means that far fewer laws will be passed, but that those laws that are passed will be far better for the majority of people, rather than just good for people with money, power, and influence.