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Structured approach to matching questions and responders

While "government for the people by the people" gives all citizens the same right to participate, and this right should be preserved, contributing to the process of solving problems of our society shall often require specific knowledge. The proposal here is to structure the internet-based response to ensure that each particular topic does receive response from the citizens most qualified/knowledgeable to give such response.... more »

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heirachy of laws and punishment.

The judicial system is one of our biggest problems. Their should be a clear guidelines for the penal system. It should be similar to the ncaa bowl system. In which you have categories that are worth more in points than others. For example people who work for Government and Global Corps will be penalized harder than those of private corps.(because they know how much there decisions affect people) And private Corps and... more »

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Water and/or Energy Use Amounts Secret ( called proprietary, confidential, non public)

All users amounts and product delivered cost of our water and or individual residential life essential energies of, Electricity, Natural Gas, Diesel, Gasoline, Water Treatment, Waste water, along with Carbon footprint and/ or carbon tax informantion should never be confidential, proprietary or kept from public access and review....Period.

The reason for this is we now realise our new society now evolving will be an... more »

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Rulemaking

Currently the only way to know rule making is go to Federal Government web site regulation.gov. You should the major rule making on whitehouse.gov so that the people should look it up in regulation.gov to make comment on it. This way they would know what is going and what may effect them. Right now the only way is a special interest group may send you a request to give comments. If the email gets into spam filter than... more »

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Adopt Wiki Type Commenting Systems

In the past at least several agencies have experimented with a wiki-like dialog systems during rulemaking. The medical privacy rulemaking during the end of the Clinton Administration and some rules at the NMFS used a system whereby comments could be posted under individual parts of the preamble and the proposed rule text.

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Tort Reform

20. Tort Reform: Maximum cap on lawsuit damages/payouts, of $250,000. I am not a lawyer, but I do know that a nationalized health insurance program cannot operate without tort reform. Meaning should you sue for multiple damage items, the maximum payout for all items would be $250,000; each count would not be $250,000 each but $250,000 total. Damages are items beyond recovery of basis.

Without tort reform and... more »

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Make certain the emerging "New World Order" has truly democratic accountability

The US government, along with numerous other governments around the world, has been planning and implementing measures over the years to usher in what Bush Sr., Clinton, and Bush Jr. have all referred to as a "New World Order (NWO)." Candid comments from other numerous government officials about plans for the NWO suggest that this it will essentially be a single, global governing body that will govern all nations.
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Citizen Oversight

In the past, some laws and acts have been passed which the American people did not agree with (such as the patriot act).

A similar system is used by the Swiss, and shown by them to work. Such an addition to our system would work as such: when any law, act, or amendment, after passing through congress and signed by the president, would be available to a general vote by the people. (For expediency sake, this should probably... more »

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IN ORDER TO HAVE SOMETHING YOU MUST GIVE SOMETHING

THE WORKING CLASS IS GETTING LESSER WE HAVE TOO MANY YOUNG
PEOPLE NOT WORKING TOO MANY YOUNG LADYS AS SINGLE PARENT'S
BEING REWARDED FOR BAD DECISIONS.MOST ARE RECIEVING CASH HOUSING AND EDUCATION.OUR SYSTEM OF GIVING MUST BE UP DATED WERE WE ARE NOT TAKING CARE OF THE FATHER'S NOR THE BOYFRIEND'S OF THESE MOTHER'S THAT'S NEEDING HELP NO GIRL CHILD IS BORN PREGANTE IT'S THE DECISIONS THEY ARE MAKING IT'S NOT THE GOVERNMENT'S... more »

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Beware! "Open Government" should not create yet another layer of bureaucracy...

Some might argue that "Open Government" is a contradiction in terms - you can be open or you can have government (Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, "Yes, Minister"). But let us not be pessimitic and accept that collective contributions from citizens will be considered by our Government in making important final decisions. Clearly, the time has not yet come for this initiative to produce anything more than possibly a useful... more »

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