Legal & Policy Challenges

(@phaxel)

Legal & Policy Challenges

Open Dialogue concerning Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana legalization is a contentious issue which has recieved an unfair amount of attention from the Federal Government. In addition to government funded programs disseminating information about the negative effects of marijuana, there should also be government funded programs analyzing the costs and benefits of Marijuana legalization and its true impact upon the community. Organizations should be created that employ... more »

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(@mwmcmichael)

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NO MORE "RIDERS" TO PROPOSED LEGILATION - PERIOD.

Make a rule, resolution or law that requires all contents and amendments of a particular legislative bill include ONLY items that actually pertain to the actual purpose or title of the bill. The House of Representative does NOT allow it's members to attach riders to pieces of legislation that are not "germane" to the purpose or title of the proposed bill after it is placed on the floor for debate but we should take... more »

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(@dballon)

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Transparency for Government, Privacy for Citizens

Transparency should empower citizens to expose the inner workings of government, not empower the government to spy on its citizens. Several widely-used Internet technologies allow companies to track users as they surf the Web for the purpose of serving personalized, relevant advertisements. Even though many online services and applications may appear "free," users actually support these services by permitting providers... more »

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(@glennvickers)

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Federal Whistleblower Protection

The most knowledgeable people are those who are on the inside of industry or government and see fraud, corruption and waste. If the reward for coming forward is unemployment, criminal arrest and losing your retirement many out of self interest and survival will look the other way. People who come forward must know they have protection from the Federal Government for blowing the whistle.

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(@xrxs1020)

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Take away (or reduce) "personhood" from corporations

Perhaps the number one problem in the world is the unchecked power of mega-corporations, most commonly involved in the energy, finance, drug, armament, and insurance fields. These entities receive the benefits of being gigantic while they also receive the rights of persons. The Supreme Court has established that the money these giants pay in order to influence politicians is "free speech." The tremendous advantages... more »

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(@quality)

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The Constitution Test

Every public servant takes an oath to 'Preserve and Protect the Constitution of the United States'. If they don't take the oath, they can't take the job. The problem is, do we have any evidence that they have the slightest idea of what the Constitution is, and the directives contained in it? Taking the oath should be more than a symbolic ritual. My idea is to require all would-be public servants, from the lowest to... more »

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(@nick001)

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No taxation without representation! Audit the Fed! End the Fed!

Reclaim America's Sovereignty! We are at the mercy of international banks due to decisions made without the American public's approval. The income tax, as it functions today, is a crime victimizing the poor and working class. The Constitution directly forbids a direct tax unless it is directly apportioned, meaning evenly distributed to every taxpayer. What do you think the first Revolution was fought over? Oppresive taxation!... more »

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(@doscentavos)

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Revoke Government Benefits for Public Servants that abuse the Public Trust

The problem with our Federal Government today is we can no longer trust our representatives to act responsibly with accountability regardless of party affiliation. My proposal would be to revoke any and all future government benefits for public representatives that are found guilty in court of law for accepting bribes and / or quid pro quo arrangements that are struck for personal gain. We currently do this in many other... more »

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(@lihu00)

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UNPRIVATIZE BANKING

Our banking system is a privately-owned, for-profit enterprise based on fraud. It is owned and run by the international banking cartel because congress passed a law in 1913 (the Federal Reserve Act) creating the FED (a privately owned bank) and legalizing/granting a monopoly on the creation of money to the private banker owners via the FED. Uh-oh. That's bad because it requires the US gov't to BORROW money AT INTEREST... more »

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(@cubie0)

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I am no criminal I love marijuana.

We are people JUST LIKE YOU. Stop treating us like we are criminals, we are not violent people!

We exist is society already anyways, stop throwing innocent people in jail!

Not only are we tossed in prison cells but we are squeezed for every dime we have by the court systems.

WE ARE NOT CRIMINALS.

WE ARE PEOPLE.

WE THE PEOPLE, want marijuana legalized.

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(@tblanchard)

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End Indefinite Detention and Enhanced Interrogation (Torture)

The founding fathers were fed up with injustices in the old world and established the USA on a set of principles including the right to confront one's accusers, the right to a defense, the right to legal counsel, the right to a speedy trial by jury, basic human rights to decent treatment while in detention, and the right of non-self incrimination. The Guantanamo and other similar facilities fly in the face of the entire... more »

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(@ricardomigrant)

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Honor Joseph Farah

Jospeh Farah has sacrificed his own wealth to expose the fact that President Obama has not released documents to prove he is qualified to be the USA President. This man deserves the respect of the nation.

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