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Hold Agencies Accountable for Implementing the Open Government Directive

Leadership and oversight at the highest levels of the federal government will be necessary for the Open Government Directive to succeed. The President’s Management Council, which is made up of the Deputy Secretaries of all major agencies, should oversee the implementation of the directive to ensure that the entire federal government is working together to manage the implementation of the directive. All agencies should ...more »

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(@sobi00)

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Challenging Unconstitutional laws -- Open standing

Currently, congress can pass any law they want, constitutional or not, and unless you can show personal damages, you cannot challenge it. This is because the courts have declared they don't have time. To clean up our laws, including the lack of expiration dates on outdated laws, and to remove absurdly unconstitutional provisions and reactionary moments of confusion, there should be a special court for this purpose. ...more »

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(@awhsum2)

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Term Limits for Congressmen/women

Institute term limits for all members of Congress, either 4 or 5 Max 4 yr terms. Also institute a vesting policy where they must serve 2 full terms to be eligible for retirement pay. Currently Congress people (politically correct bs) care more about their power than what is best for the people of the United States. If we limit the time they can spend in office, maybe they will focus on us, the people, instead of building ...more »

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(@johnny513)

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Virtual democracy

A website addressing proposed policy changes allowing for public vote & comment. Such a site should be developed & improved with the idea of becoming a binding mechanism for modifying & implementing policy.

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(@karidrgn)

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Changes to elections / breaking the two party system

I've heard ideas of how to add additional parties to our system. Right now due to our laws people don't vote for folks outside of Dems or Repubs cause if they do the person they REALLY don't like will be elected. So, I heard a way where if the person you select doesn't get X % of the vote then you can vote for a backup candidate.

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Of the People

Our Congress should have limits on terms so that regular people who are patriotic and connected to the people that they represent get a chance to serve. No one should be able to make a career out of being in Congress. Each law that is made should be only related to a single subject and not have unrelated items attached to it. If it cannot be typed on ten pages, its too long. Congress should not be a law factory. ...more »

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Make emergency planning a bottom-up process

Federal agencies typically write national emergency plans and only later obtain public comment. Often, the public is hindered in commenting because they have not been educated about the basics of emergency planning and coordination. Develop a one-semester emergency planning curriculum that schools can present to high school students (with input from state and local planners) that introduces basic concepts of individual, ...more »

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(@igienger)

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My Society: Our Problems Need Not Be Government Problems

Invest in Web 2.0 tools to help people create transparent, flexible, Do-It-Yourself communities. Essentially, we have the technology to create our own communities with many of the benefits associated with cooperation and exchange, such as pooled resources, civic institutions, social capital, and cultural capital. We should use it and education to empower individuals, communities, and society at large. Although we can ...more »

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(@travlingfisherman)

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IMPEACHMENT

Not long ago we impeached a man for less than this man has done already. This man has lied more in six months than Bill Clinton did in two terms. I believe that the purposeful deception concerning the birth certificate, coupled with the irresponsible and wreckless conduct overseas is ground for teason and high crimes. ITS TIME FOR THE REAL CHANGE!!!!IMPEACH OBAMA!!!

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(@jonhenry78)

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Recall Nancy Pelosi now!

No need to wait for 2010 election, Californians know how to do the petitions for recall. You have done it for Governor, let's get this on the “Fast Track” (as Nancy likes to say) it just can't wait! Get the petitions ready for the 4th of July weekend. Signatures will be easy to collect at TEA parties. I'm sure there are some other states that are able to Recall their Representatives and or Senators too. Then we can see ...more »

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