(@darthnole)

Legal & Policy Challenges

Remove Marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act

Dear Mr. President, Please direct the DEA to remove marijuana from Schedule I and correctly classify it under the definitions that the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) provides. You said in your press conference (after you released the ban on federal funds for stem-cell research) that you believed that science should dictate policy not politics and I respectfully request that you follow through with this pledge even ...more »

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(@gbtorsion)

Legal & Policy Challenges

Legalize Marijuana And Solve Many Tax Issues / Prison Issues

To legalize marijuana would mean an end to the billions of wasted dollars fighting this "war on drugs". A war, that anyone who grew up in America and went to public schools, saw first hand was lost. Imagine taxation on an herb that has many positive potentials. It can be used to make food, clothes, rope, and hell, even money. To make it illegal costs far more money and it cuts out many potential benefits from it's legalization. ...more »

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(@david0)

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 »

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(@bre2002)

Legal & Policy Challenges

Stop the "War on Drugs"

The “War on Drugs” is a war on us, the American people. 30% of Americans use or have used illicit drugs. Those who are prosecuted and imprisoned, however, are by far and away the poor, the disabled, the disenfranchised, the Black and Hispanic, the men in our communities, who cannot parent their children because they are in prison, who will be denied forever the right to vote because they went to prison. The last President ...more »

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(@republicanleaderjohnboehner)

Making Government Operations More Open

Support a 72-Hour Mandatory Public Review Period on Major Spending Bills

In effort to help eliminate billions of dollars in wasteful spending, I recently announced my support for a 72-hour mandatory minimum public review period on all major spending bills brought before Congress. This 72-hour review proposal, which would help to prevent taxpayer-funded outrages such as the empty “Airport for No One” in the congressional district of Democratic Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) and huge bonuses for AIG ...more »

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(@ellenhbrown)

Legal & Policy Challenges

TAKE BACK THE POWER TO CREATE MONEY FROM THE PRIVATE BANKING INDUSTRY

The Constitution states, “Congress shall have the power to coin money and regulate the value thereof.” This power has been abdicated to private bankers. Today, 99.99% of our money is created by private banks when they make loans. This includes the Federal Reserve, a private banking corporation, which orders Federal Reserve Notes to be printed, and then lends them to the U.S. government. Only coins are actually created ...more »

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(@shannad)

Making Government Operations More Open

Federal Whistleblower Protection

292 Organizations and Corporations Support Swift Action to Restore Strong, Comprehensive Whistleblower Rights May 14, 2009 An Open Letter to President Obama and Members of Congress The undersigned organizations and corporations write to support the completion of the landmark, nine-year legislative effort to restore credible whistleblower rights for government employees. We offer our support to expeditiously pass legislation ...more »

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Making Data More Accessible

There is No Reason Why CRS Reports Should Not be Public

The Congressional Research Service does some excellent research and analysis on all manner of things. These reports are not officially accessible to taxpayers.

 

CRS reports to Congress or individual members of Congress should be readily accessible via the World Wide Web within two weeks of their delivery to the requesting member(s).

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(@jmylett)

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End the failed Drug War

Lets make 2009 the year we end the failed "War on Drugs" it isn't working. And we all seen failed policies in the past, and it costly to tax payers and our Government. Lets fund Drug Treatment Programs instead of locking up and jailing non-violent drug offenders, so they can get the help they need. We can rehabilitate people with drug addictions, instead of having them take up space in jails, prisons, of correctional ...more »

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(@mrjstarr)

Making Government Operations More Open

One Bill = One Idea

One thing I find frustrating is that congress can pass a bill with "hidden" mini laws. For example, congress recently passed a bill to reform credit card companies and it also included a provision allowing people to carry handguns into national parks. What? How do those two ideas relate? Those items should have been two separate bills. I know politics is about compromise; but, I want congress debating the details ...more »

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(@bunnynebraskapanhandle)

Making Data More Accessible

Verifying eligibility to be president of the USA

Where is Obama's birth certificate and why is he spending all the money to keep it and his school records sealed? I have to cough up my BC, my kids' BC's, death certificates... you name it, to navigate the gov't red tape. So I ask... why doesn't Obama have to? Is Obama above us all? Is Obama and his ilk 'special' ??? Obama not showing his real BC is a joke. Sorry, a photo-shopped BC won't get me past the DMV lady!!! ...more »

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(@toddputnam)

Legal & Policy Challenges

End Corporate Influence/Control of Our Government

Due to a clerical error in the Supreme Court header notes of a decision made in the late 1800s, corporations have been granted all the rights of people. Legally speaking, they've been given "personhood" and therefore are entitled to all the rights of citizens enshrined in the Constitution, except for the right to vote. Consequently, corporations have been granted the right to "freedom of speech" which our founders had ...more »

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Provide an online, visually interactive, one-stop-shop, federal budget website.

A single website that allows users to interactively and visually explore the federal budget. The site should start out with basic high-level information about revenue, expense, deficit, and then allow users to click on a category of interest to drill down into the details and see precisely where money is being spent. Most people are not economists so the information should be basic but allow users the opportunity to ...more »

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Making Data More Accessible

Lobbyists

This information may be somehow available somewhere, I don't know.

But since the lobbyists control Congress by their "contributions," it would be nice to find out easily what lobbyist, working for what interest group/corporation, is contributing how much money, to what Congressmen, regarding what legislation, pro or con.

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