Legal & Policy Challenges

Open electronic voting

A major impediment to transparent government is the widespread use of insecure electronic voting machines. These machines have been shown to be easily hackable, thus opening the door wide to voter fraud. Ultimately, an election might be rigged entirely, with no way to do a "recount" to correctly determine the will of the electorate. A transparent government would mandate that all electronic voting machine hardware ...more »

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Legal & Policy Challenges

Restrict campaign contributions to eligible voters

Only allow political campaigns to accept money from individual registered voters -- not from organizations of any kind -- and only from voters who are eligible to vote on the issue being campaigned. For example, candidates for governor could accept contributions only from voters in their own state. Same thing at the city and county level. This would sharply limit the influence of big money interests of all kinds. They ...more »

Submitted by (@doug002)

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New Strategies and Techniques

Election power equalization

Reduce the incentive to remain in power and make it easier for new qualified individuals to obtain office without being rich. Change the way committee chairpersonships are awarded based on the number of years elected, so there is no advantage after 2 terms in office and there is a limit on consecutive terms as chairperson. Also, balance the playing field for potential newly elected individuals using the public airways ...more »

Submitted by (@jongalt)

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New Strategies and Techniques

Election reform

Increase the incentive to vote, make it easier to participate, and place in prison anyone who tries to stop another citizen from voting including employers or election officials. Examples: (1) Issue a receipt for appearing at the polling place with a time stamp, name, and voter id number. Employers are required to document what percentage of their employees went to the polling place. High percentages are rewarded and ...more »

Submitted by (@jongalt)

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Making Government Operations More Open

Von Brunn is Gon Crazy!

No matter how upset you are about politics, policies, or with other people, NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO START SHOOTING PEOPLE. America and the people that live here are CIVIL people that work their differences out in the courts, and not with guns or civil violence. 666obama.com is very much against civil violence of any form. We blog, we post, because we want to bring about change in a civil manner. If your are thinking like ...more »

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