28th Amendment: and Term Limits "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States".
Make all Elected Officials live by the same rules & laws as the rest of us. That includes paying into Social Security & Medicare, and paying for their own healthcare & retirement. No more Cadillac pension plans & free healthcare paid for by the American Public, which I am sure is a HUGE item in the budget, and probably bigger than all "welfare" put together. Additionally, "public servants" should be paid the same minimum wage they impose on Americans.
It's time to set term limits for the Supreme Court Justices and end their Career Statuses and make it a criminal act to be bought and paid for by the wealthy and big Corporations. Do not allow them to be above the laws and hold them accountable for their rulings in favor of Big Corporations and Billionaire sponsored organizations. It's time for a "SCOTUS Cleansing"
A new ELECTION WEEKEND in the United States should replace the tired old Election Tuesday -- which is a busy workday for most people, and only the stipulation of a long-obsolesced 1845 law, not a Constitutional provision. Working-class folks, young people, people of color, seniors, and transportation-challenged Americans will all be helped to vote by scheduling U.S. elections to occur on Saturdays and Sundays instead of on Tuesdays. We can start with Election Weekends in cities and metro areas.
Amend the constitution to create an absolute vote guarantee for all citizens, placing strict penalties for any individuals, organizations or government entities that interfere with or unduly restrict voting, directly or indirectly. Currently the American right to vote is not specifically and directly guaranteed in the constitution, but only "inferred" in the amendments that restrict some specific forms of voter suppression.
Clampdown on carpetbagger politicians. A politician and his family should actually have to establish and live in a primary residence within a state for at least two years before they can run for office in that state. No more letting someone just pick a state (and district) to run in because they like their chances there better than in their own district.
If Benito Mussolini and Thomas Jefferson were right . We now live in a Corporate Fascist State. Mussolini, The definition of Fascism is the merger of the corporations and state". Jefferson, "The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution WILL occur when the government falls into the hands of the moneyed incorporations and lending institutions. Time to make voting day a national holiday, outlaw jerrymandering and repeal Citizens United!
All lobbiests should be eliminated!!!!!!! - Most politicians have a staff with which to research, evaluate, study and figure out the desires and wishes of their constituents - who needs lobbiests other than for the purpose of filling politicos pockets? No lobbiests within a 500 mile radius of politicians, their offices, capitals, etc. Let them write their congressman like the rest of us!
Have the Justice Department investigate companies that offer voting machines and vote counting systems. Congress should require that votes be counted in-district and using secure systems that are not owned or managed by the companies that developed the machines. The same goes for tabulating votes on state and national elections. This is not always the case today.
1. Ten year term limits for Supreme Court Justices. 2. Bypass congress, go straight to a constitutional amendment overturning citizens united. Corporations are not people, and money is not speech. Nothing will change until these two things happen. Even well meaning Democrats have barely a prayer of getting elected without taking corporate dollars. Any change enacted will be overturned by the nakedly political right wing court.