If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?
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    If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Not looking for "Drain the Swamp, MAGA"! or "Impeach Trump!" type replies. My wife's grandfather (RIP) was a die hard repub. and spent many years as a lobbyist for the beef industry and as congressiona aid to representative Buchannan out of Birmingham. I asked him before he passed what he would do to fix Washington. He replied, "get the d___ lobbyist out of town."...and as I said, he was a long time lobbyist.

    I tend to think that would be a big improvement, but I think my 1 change would be term limits for all federally elected officials. Get rid of career politicians. Thoughts?

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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Term limits to include all members of the House of Representatives, Senate, and the Supreme Court. Age limits for all of the above, 35-70 no exceptions.
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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    End the 2 party system.

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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Well, the one "Nuke it from orbit, its the only way to be sure" thing is void the Constitution.

    That aside, I don't know if there's one thing you could do. I'd probably pick - You can only serve as a Rep, Senator, Veep, or POTUS for a total of X years, with the minimum age being 55 or 60. That would at least mitigate the careerists.

    Also, I've always liked the idea of having politicians wears sponsor patches like the NASCAR guys do.

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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    void Citizens United.
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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    Term limits to include all members of the House of Representatives, Senate, and the Supreme Court. Age limits for all of the above, 35-70 no exceptions.
    Well I think the military says nobody older than 64...why not keep it simple and just do it like the military?
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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Term limits for every elected or appointed position in all branches of government.
    You can't reason a man out of a position he didn't reason himself into.

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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    Well I think the military says nobody older than 64...why not keep it simple and just do it like the military?

    I am totally opposed to this since it smacks of age discrimination; I could however get behind 35-65. Another issue which I am sure someone will get around to, is compensation.
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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    I am totally opposed to this since it smacks of discrimination; I could however get behind 35-65. Another issue which I am sure someone will get around to, is compensation.
    Compared to what they parlay their position into, the current compensation is peanuts.

    Interesting answers. I think people would just Grover Cleveland around the term limits, so I think lobbyists should go.


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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Accountability within civil service positions.

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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by jthomas666 View Post
    void Citizens United.
    That was my first thought but I think that horse has been out of the barn for too long. Maybe travel back in time and void Citizens United?

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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Make the Presidential election be based on the popular vote and do away with the electoral college system, which would go a long way towards addressing our problem of being ruled by an aggressive minority.

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    Re: If you could make 1 change to improve federal government, what would it be?

    Term limits for everyone.

    Require that bills / laws be written in such a way that they can fit on a single piece of paper and can be easily understood without a law degree.

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