Legal & Policy Challenges

End Imperial Presidency

Leave the White House less imperial than you found it. Appoint an independent prosecutor to prosecute Bush, Cheney, and their top officials in order to deter in the future the crimes of aggressive war, misleading congress, defrauding congress, misspending funds, war crimes, murder, warrantless spying, torture, domestic propaganda, violations of the Hatch Act and the Voting Rights Act, obstruction of justice, misprision ...more »

Submitted by (@david0)

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Making Government Operations More Open

Make Congress READ bills cover to cover before voting on them.

Congress most of the time doesn't even know what they are voting on, some nameless aids write it and the tell them what it is about.

2. Show Where in the Constitution they have the authority to do what they are trying to do.

3. Make a mandatory balanced budget.

4. Make them publish their voting record in their home districts.

5. They shouldn't be able to spend money they don't have absolute proven fund for.

Submitted by (@dsscheibe)

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I used to live in Hawaii...

...and a "Certificate of Live Birth" is NOT the same thing as a "Birth Certificate" in that state. You can check this out for yourself via their own state websites. I now live in Houston and two weeks ago had a chance convesation with a foreign student who is going to school here for Business. He is from Kenya. I asked him what do the Kenyan people think about Obama and all the controvery about where he was born? ...more »

Submitted by (@g.s000)

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Legal & Policy Challenges

The Constitution Test

Every public servant takes an oath to 'Preserve and Protect the Constitution of the United States'. If they don't take the oath, they can't take the job. The problem is, do we have any evidence that they have the slightest idea of what the Constitution is, and the directives contained in it? Taking the oath should be more than a symbolic ritual. My idea is to require all would-be public servants, from the lowest to ...more »

Submitted by (@quality)

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President Obama: Prove That You Are A Natural Born Citizen

What we have been shown, a Certificate of Live Birth, does not prove that you were born a natural citizen. This requirement is a Constitutional requirement. You cannot be President without it. It is so simple to produce and the Americans who pay your salary are demanding it, in court and in the streets. You are our employee; show us that you're not a fraud.

Submitted by (@jjanoski)

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Pledge to defend the Constitution of the United States

As a member of the United States Air Force for 23 years...1983-2006...I served my country to my best abilities...during that time I enjoyed being part of the military...served in Iraq and numerous other locations thru-out the world.....I raised my right hand and pledged to defend the Constitution of the United States...I continue to honor this pledge and promise...as many others...unfortunately...we are at a crossroads ...more »

Submitted by (@bacaricketts)

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Restore Human Rights

The right to a fair trial, the right to challenge one's detention, the right to humane treatment - these are core human rights. They were a cornerstone of American values, until the Bush administration decided to sacrifice them for the purpose of making us "safe." An important means of restoring human rights is to hold accountable those who violate human rights, either by un-American policies, or by their own direct ...more »

Submitted by (@bobschacht)

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The Constitution

For our lawmakers to start following the constitution. And stop making silly laws all for political correctness. Political Correctness has hampered Common Sense.

Submitted by (@danmcmains)

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Making Government Operations More Open

Abolish the Department of Education

Education needs to be moved back to the states where it belongs. The top down method of the federal department of education only adds many layers of bureaucrats.

Submitted by (@sreinke)

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Barry Hussein should prove he is a NATURAL BORN Citizen as understood by the Founders

our Constitution was based upon the encyclopedic "The Law of Nations," a treatise written by Swiss lawyer and diplomat Emerich de Vattel as a manual for how government should function. Written in 1758, this work was read not only by the Founding Fathers, but was also well-known throughout the colonies among the populace. (so "natural born" did not have to be defined in the Constitution - it was a common term, perhaps ...more »

Submitted by (@nemesispaladin)

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Verify the eligibility of the person filling the office of President

The person filling the office of President should be required to produce evidence that establishes his eligibility for that office.

Submitted by (@drleadbasedpaint)

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New Strategies and Techniques

Read the Constitution Out Loud in both Houses ANNUALLY

Require mandatory attendance, require a session afterwords of applying what is heard to the last 12 months of legislation. Create an appropriate atmosphere of respect for the document which founded this great country!

Submitted by (@joe0005)

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