The U.S. is facing challenging times to its Democracy. What improvements would you make to the government in order to make it more responsive to the vast majority of its citizenry instead of the very few?
Millionaires should not be able to become President. If someone is willing to donate all their assets valued above 1 million dollars, they can be eligible to be President. Nothing says you can't donate it all to a public service foundation that you found in order to carry out your life's mission that helps the country in some way, and then, after the Presidency, work for that foundation and draw a salary for doing a job you are passionate about and that helps all of us. People who are motivated to be the ultimate public servant have not amassed a personal fortune, they have been busy helping others instead of themselves. The retirement benefits of a US President are enough for anyone to live on. It should not be a money making scheme, it should be a job. Same for Congresspeople. No millionaires. We pay them so frikkin much in medical and retirement benefits. It's ridiculous. You don't need that plus a personal fortune. Some people may get around it somehow but the culture of government will change, so that only people who really want to do it ethically predominate, and for those who might be tempted to cross a line, strict rules would make it difficult and good enforcement would make it unrewarding.
All tax returns and all financial records of any and every kind should be filed with a public office and made public knowledge before a candidate is eligible to be voted for. We should recognise the influence of corruption in our government rather than trying to pretend it's not there. We have to face it and work to get rid of it. Further, no election advertising or campaigning can be done until three months before election day. Oh and term limits for Congresspeople. 2 terms. Just like the Presidency. AND get that pretender Gorsuch out of the US Supreme Court and put in Merrick Garland. That one move made the entire US government illegitimate in my view. They want to erase the legacy of the only black President and they are being allowed to do so. The entire government is illegitimate since that day. There was a coup, and it was hidden in plain sight. This is NOT the US government. They were not elected legally, and nothing they have done has been legal. Why have they been allowed to get away with it so far? Stay woke, people.
@sledwell thank you for your passion on this subject. I agree there was a coup. Was it with Nixon, W, Trump? or maybe our system was made inherently oligarchic? I think it's the latter.
Number one issue for me is to stop allowing influence in government to be sold to corporations. Citizens United was a coup by business interests. We're losing control of political norms through illegal means such as gerrymandering.
New historical research proves that the 2nd amendment is really a right to gun control. Astonishing yes. There are narratives discovered as well after 16 months of research and 75 plus source documents. Its a bit complicated but please read carefully. Benjamin Franklin first crafted this sentence in 1752 hoping to use it in his Albany plan. It is a literary sleight of hand with 3 encryptions. Its primary one was human nature. It can be read with only its text if you know how to do it. It is a 4 step equation and its is timeless. This will require a bit of study. This needs to be escalated. Judge for yourself. https://medium.com/militia-stand-down-the-first-objective-reading-of/militia-stand-down-the-first-objective-reading-of-the-2nd-amendment-58d51f2d42e4