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Electoral Reform

Both the Executive and Congress are in constant betrayal of the public trust because they represent less than 30% of the public. 70% of America did not vote for Obama, but to be fair to him, he is the same as Bush--irrelevant as long as we have a system owned by Wall Street. We must demand of Obama and Congress, the latter as the price for not being recalled or defeated in 2010, an Electoral Reform Act along the following ...more »

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Redirect Secret Intelligence Toward Open Democratic Intelligence

I have five longer proposals up, on Electoral, Intelligence, National Security, and Governance Reform, as well as an Open Source Agency that enables the reforms and reconnects citizens to information and power, but it has been suggested I offer a simplified variation for general consideration. 1. Stop spending $65 billion a year on secret intelligence that ignores 80% of what can be known in 183 languages (but is not ...more »

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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 »

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Intelligence Reform

The secret intelligence world spends $65 billion to $75 billion (and perhaps more) per year stealing the 10-20% they care about, to provide the President, their only "real" customer, with 4% of what he needs to know. They refuse to embrace Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), calling it "Open Sores," and are totally irresponsible in failing to provide decision support to every Cabinet Department, every Agency, and every ...more »

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Governance Reform

Governance Reform—Coalition Approach, State Power, More Ethics “America can’t be governed by one man and his buddies—it takes a coalition team. The world, and America, have gotten too complex to rely on a single President being elected, and then leaving the rest of the team up to his preferences. America needs to see a candidate for President that has both the courage and the “big tent” philosophy of non-partisan teamwork ...more »

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Build a more democratic democracy

When cities incorporate now they have 4 different kinds of governmental structure to choose from, strong mayor/weak city council, weak mayor/strong city council, etc... It might be time to add a 5th. Politicians these days are elected more on the basis of cash, charisma, and cronyism than on their ability to solve the problems at hand. We should take away those factors so everyone who wanted to run for office would do ...more »

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