Our Leaders are the Cause,
As are Aspects of our Government’s Structure
and Unjust Political Traditions.
LyingLying, as a political strategy, is entrenched in our political system. We need to confront leaders who lie. We should add the legal commitment to – speak the truth – to their oath of office. Money Corrupts Politics Over $3 billion yearly spent Lobbying has corrupted politics. $6 billion is spent on general elections. It must be our priority to take 95 percent of political spending out of politics. Lack of IntegrityWe must become intolerant of low integrity. When I hear a Congressman lie, I call him. We need a million people to call, and if need be, demonstrate outside their offices. Ideology Replaces FactWe must not run our government on ideolgy. It is folly to make decisions based on ideolgy, rather than accurate information.
Unlimited Re-election Fosters DysfunctionTerm limits are necessary to encourage our leaders to focus on serving the people, rather than special interests, who are funding continuous re-election. Eliminate Lifetime Court Terms46 states have Term limits for state Supreme Court jurists, from 6 to 14 years. National limits would promote better governance. Lack of Recall20 states have Recall for state officials. Democracy would be enhanced with a National Recall law – to Recall Congressmen, the President, and Judges.
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