We have one home, Earth. Every decision made, political, economic, industrial, or agricultural should be made intelligently and passionately with great regard for our environment. If an intended action or policy were to have a negative impact on our environment it would be reworked to create a positive result with no negative impact at a minimum. If there was an essential program or policy etc. there could be mitigation on a different site that was environmentally damaging or degraded.
"Lotterize" the federal income tax to put some fun into paying your taxes. Say you owe $3000 in taxes. Give people the option of paying the $3000 OR buying the National Tax Lottery Tickets at a slightly higher amount. (Actuaries could figure out the premium. bit rough example: instead of $3000 you owe, you could pay $3500 for 'lottery tickets' and a chance to win up to a $billion payout if enough folks enter.) Details forthcoming on my blog!
Voting should be mandatory, you should only be able to opt out by physically going to the polling facility and voting to opt out of that particular election. Voting should be done in person on paper ballots with a representative from each party stationed at each voting station. Ballots would be counted there in front of everyone before leaving the building and posted in the media. This would make it impossible to fake election results. This system works well in Australia.
This is long term - but should we be thinking now about how to create a "post-jobs" world? One can imagine a time not too far away when automation will do most tasks handled by humans today. We're all so used to money and jobs that it's difficult to imagine anything else. The traditional response to this possibility is: "we'll just create new technologies, new products, and the game will go on as before". I'm not so sure.
Halt drone assassinations. Stop confusing honor killings with political acts and branding them as terrorism. The rules where there are no rules 'in tribal areas' are: hospitality, honor and revenge. Revenge in the (tribal) periphery equates with law enforcement. Anthropologists understand this, our press does not. The book, the Thistle and the Drone explains it. Without understanding this soon Americans won't be able to safely travel.
Universal income to offset advances in automated working system, changing market forces, and long-term, systemic favorable bias toward capital interests in both policy and regulations. Paid through a negative income tax to all adult citizens age 18 and over no matter what their current state of employment or ability to work may be.
Public funding of election campaigns--something similar to the British system, with strictly enforced caps on private funds raised, would return government to the people. It would do an end run around Citizens United. Establish a national initiative process, similar to the initiative process that is legal in 24 states, to give the people a voice in making laws that Congress would never pass because they're not in their best interests, such as limiting Congressional benefits and pay,
Institute a basic stipend/check for every citizen of the US to ensure no one lives in poverty. Inflation has stolen everything affordable and has become bankster usury that goes in the elites pockets. Along these same lines, End corporate welfare! No one should have to be on food stamps working a full time job. What we are paying in food stamps ends up in the corporations bottom line and the elites pockets and not in the pockets of the citizens where it belongs.