View Poll Results: Which solution do you feel would help fix the politicans?

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  • Term limits

    3 30.00%
  • Giving people time off work on Election day(holiday)

    4 40.00%
  • Using Proportion Repersentation in House of Repersentives?

    2 20.00%
  • Term Breaks?

    0 0%
  • Creating a watchdog agency like a police department Internal affairs?

    2 20.00%
  • getting rid of the electoral college

    6 60.00%
  • abolishing party names and incumbant labels from the ballot

    1 10.00%
  • harsher pentalies for politicans

    7 70.00%
  • full public funding of elections

    7 70.00%
  • Require incumbants to pass a confindence vote to get on ballot

    2 20.00%
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    Default How do we fix the politicans?

    Just about everyone agrees that most politicans are corrupt, dishonest or just plain not doing there jobs. How would you fix it? How would you get them working for the people again? How would you prevent the problem from returnig?
    I'm not liberal, liberals have beliefs. I'm a democrat, the only belief I have is that republicans are wrong.

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    Replace them with robots.
    Go !@#$ yourself.

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    Cut their balls off.

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    Fire everyone currently holding elected office. Establish firm term limits, both for every given office and to set a lifetime public service limit, in order to prevent career politicians.

    Eliminate the electoral college. Change election laws so they no longer favor the current two-party system.

    Hanging a few of the more egregious folk or feeding them to jackals wouldn't be a bad idea, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyWKramer
    Fire everyone currently holding elected office. Establish firm term limits, both for every given office and to set a lifetime public service limit, in order to prevent career politicians.
    Strongly disagree. It's my opinion (as yet untested by the literature) that term limits have greater negative effects on politics than do unlimited terms. In what other profession would you want to punish excellence and destroy institutional memory every 12 years?

    The best things you could do to improve American politics would be:

    1. Abolish single-member districts and implement some form of PR, which political economists are finding reduces the amount of inefficiency in government decisions by reducing the incentives for pork and tieing politicians to parties and large groups rather than districts.

    2. Full public financing of elections to improve the quality of candidates (allowing true middle-class representation) and reduce the power of large donors.

    3. Reform Voter Registration and Election Day to make both easier, particularly for working/lower middle-class citizens and 18-24 year-olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyWKramer

    Hanging a few of the more egregious folk or feeding them to jackals wouldn't be a bad idea, either.
    Stalin would be proud.
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    In other words, what StoneGold said.
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    Replace politicians with super-intelligent cyborgs. Or, if cyborgs aren't invented yet, use people from the neighborhood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanagi
    Cut their balls off.

    and what of our female politicans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneGold
    Stalin would be proud.
    He'd also be hung.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moebius
    Full public financing of elections to improve the quality of candidates (allowing true middle-class representation) and reduce the power of large donors.

    Reform Voter Registration and Election Day to make both easier, particularly for working/lower middle-class citizens and 18-24 year-olds.
    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyWKramer
    Eliminate the electoral college. Change election laws so they no longer favor the current two-party system.

    I agree with these statements.
    I'm not liberal, liberals have beliefs. I'm a democrat, the only belief I have is that republicans are wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyWKramer
    Fire everyone currently holding elected office. Establish firm term limits, both for every given office and to set a lifetime public service limit, in order to prevent career politicians.
    This I tend to disagree with, as I don't like the term limits imposed on governors and presidents.

    Eliminate the electoral college. Change election laws so they no longer favor the current two-party system.
    I completely agree with this, however. The electoral college is a defunct dinosaur that only serves to strengthen the notion that only two parties need apply. It also cheapens people's votes by relegating individual votes into a collective whole of a given populace that then ignores those voting for the losing candidate in that populace - one man, one vote is a fallacy in the electoral college system.

    Hanging a few of the more egregious folk or feeding them to jackals wouldn't be a bad idea, either.
    As fun as that might be to watch...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Tim Drake
    Replace politicians with super-intelligent cyborgs. Or, if cyborgs aren't invented yet, use people from the neighborhood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanagi
    Cut their balls off.
    Well, damn. That was what I was going to post.

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    UFC Anarchist FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Smash!
    Well, damn. That was what I was going to post.
    I was so happy to find that joke just sitting there.

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