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The U.S. has a presidency rather than a monarchy, that makes it a republic.
The government is elected by the people that makes it a democracy.

Republic - a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
Democracy - government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.

The government works for us, not the other way around.

When those in power slowly make the people fear them, we end up where we are today. And that is now how this country was formed, or intended. When Thomas Payne wrote "Common Sense", it was agreed by all that the government was to do the will of the people.

Today we have so little trust in our goverment and the elected representatives that were once voted into office, that we're willing to elect just about anyone that hasn't abused their elected office and/or is not one of the establishment.

Here we offer anonymous submission of opinions on what needs to change.

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The seems to be a new unwritten addendum to one of our laws. A person is innocent until proven guilty, unless they are a public figure accused of a crime.
Usually the assumed crime was: committed long ago, quickly revealed by the press, and quickly judged by the entire country.
The punishment is a guilty verdict in everyone's eyes, and usually termination from their jobs or roles.
Fedup — 2017-12-06 17:44:06  Criminal System
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As congress decides the taxes imposed on the rest of us, we should be the ones who decide the taxes *and* pay rates for congress.
Fedup — 2017-12-06 17:36:12  Political ProcessTaxes
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Lethal injections used for executions known to cause suffering *should* be used, not avoided, as those executions are for crimes that likely caused the victims and their families and friends to suffer.
Fedup — 2017-08-24 18:01:14  Criminal System
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The media should never be given, nor expect, information on strategy or plans that the military will take, or has taken. The enemy should never know you're coming.
Fedup — 2017-08-22 18:02:49  Foreign RelationsMediaPolitical Process
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When officers use deadly force under the guise of a perceived deadly threat, only to find out there was no threat, it is natural to perceive the presence of an officer as a deadly threat.
This vicious circle is self-defeating to all police enforcement, and must be stopped.
Fedup — 2017-07-17 19:22:51  Police
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Prosecuting attorneys and district attorneys who file charges that they know will not hold up in court, so that a criminal will walk and not be charged with a lesser charge, are guilty of obstructing justice, and place the population in harms way.
This seems to happen when police shootings are tried as first or second degree murder, where the high level of proof and intent will likely fail, and manslaughter was more appropriate; when the murder charge doesn't stick, manslaughter charges are avoided.
Fedup — 2017-06-27 14:55:55  Political ProcessCriminal System
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It's pretty pathetic that the president of the United States earns only $400,000 a year. We should pay the president like a CEO with a base salary closer to $10,000,000 or $20,000,000; with incentives for things like lowering the deficit, low executive order count, lowering inflation, lowering unemployment, cross-party collaboration, etc.
The first lady should earn a healthy wage too, depending on her involvement.
Fedup — 2016-10-31 16:11:49  Political ProcessPoliticians
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In addition to reviewing that our ballots were recorded, we should have the ability to review the votes recorded to make sure they are accurate, and to avoid any possible recording errors or fraud. This should be keyed off the ballot number we each retain.
Additionally, a full publication of all votes cast should be published, along with ballot numbers, that can searched as above, but also tallied independently by anyone wishing to audit the results.
Fedup — 2016-10-20 13:25:33  ElectionsPolitical Process
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As the government works for us, and we fund the government in various forms, we should be appalled at the way the government spends our hard earned money and the debt laid on us and our progeny.
Our contributions include taxes paid directly, but also include the trade deficit, the national debt, inflation, under-funding of social security, and higher interest rates; most of which affect our children.
Fedup — 2016-10-01 09:40:26  Political ProcessEconomy
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A jury should not be instructed to determine if laws are or aren't broken, as the intent of a jury is to decide if the common person would deem an accused offense as right or wrong.
Laws are not always constructed to take every situation into consideration, which is why we're allowed to have our peers review individual cases.
As some times laws are written incorrectly, or purely for political reasons.
Fedup — 2017-07-12 22:21:30  Criminal System
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Countries are responsible for their leaders actions, and must retain the ability to keep those leaders in check. Actions like genocide must be resisted before they occur.
A balance between control by the people and by the government must be maintained to allow proper actions to be taken.
One method governments use to tip the balance of control in their favor is gun control.
Fedup — 2016-09-29 16:32:50  Political Process
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Presidential pardons should first be reviewed by a congressional task force, and any signs of impropriety or clear injustice should nullify the pardon and result in criminal charges against the president.
Past pardons should be investigated with the same results.
Releasing terrorists is treason; Bill Clinton should be in jail.
Fedup — 2016-09-28 23:19:59  Politics
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We should have a fund for candidates of each elected position, that is funded according to the number of citizens they'll represent, and that is divided equally among the candidates to use for supporting their campaign.
All other campaign funding should be illegal.
This could solve special interests, and level the ability for each to get their message out.
It could also encourage more than just two parties.
Fedup — 2016-09-15 15:47:24  Elections
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The government should fund an independent group to run a website or other form of information sharing that can be used by candidates to submit their platform, ideals, stances, issues, promises, etc. The site should then allow for side-by-side comparison of each, and track the changes made during office and whether promises were fulfilled.
Fedup — 2016-09-15 15:40:05  Elections
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Hillary is ineligible to be president due to term limits - she's already had her 2 terms. Bill was a puppet president.
Fedup — 2016-09-09 18:37:35  Politics
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Justice isn't adequately satisfied by prison sentences. Not taken into account partially or at all are:
1. restitution to the victim(s).
2. the cost to the victim to recover mentally, physically, emotionally, etc.
3. consideration to the families of the accused and victims (sometimes they're both).
4. the cost to the authorities to prosecute.
5. the cost to the authorities to patrol, investigate, pursue, catch, etc.
6. the cost to the authorities and the accused to rehabilitate and reengage with society.
Etc.

Too often the prosecutors only look for a conviction without consideration for other compromises that will satisfy some of the above issues.
Fedup — 2016-09-01 12:59:31
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The TSA is completely over the line. When everyday people, and especially kids, are groped by agents in the name of national security, it's the TSA that are the terrorists.
Ask yourself what value the TSA has when it's impossible to hijack a plane now that pilot doors are impenetrable.
Fedup — 2016-08-25 16:05:16  Criminal SystemPolitics
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No lawmaker, politician, or elected official should decide on the benefits they're paid; including perks like vacation, retirement and health.
Fedup — 2016-08-18 18:14:19  Politicians
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All elected officials should be overseen by representatives from the body of people they represent; especially politicians.
There should be an agreement before elected as to what expectations are required and what the salary will be if the expectations are or are not met.
There should be perks for exceptional performance; and there should be disconnected service for bad performance.
Fedup — 2016-08-18 18:12:00  Politicians
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Real estate agents should NOT be getting 3% of the sale of a property; this is a rip-off!
Fedup — 2016-08-18 17:33:58  Real Estate
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