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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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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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Voting district boundaries have historically been redrawn to someone's advantage, and the system needs to be overhauled. The rules on how the boundaries are formed need to be automated such that no person makes the decision.
Fedup — 2016-08-15 11:19:13  Political Process
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Parcel taxes should be restructured such that multi-unit properties pay their fair share. Currently (in California) all multi-unit properties pay a single parcel tax, which are used to subsidize local schools. Apartments, condos, and townhouses typically have many students, but the property owners only pay one parcel tax per building or entire complex. Home owners pay an unfair portion of the taxes, and retired families pay for schools they no longer get use of.
Fedup — 2016-08-06 13:26:48  Taxes
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Many people are unaware that the tiered pricing for gas and electric by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is a way to charge more for the same thing and put ALL of the profit back into the company.
Many assume it goes towards conservation efforts. It doesn't. The California Public Utilities Commission has allowed PG&E to abuse it's monopoly and cheat customers for years. No other company has been able to get away with such abuse, and it's amazing a lawsuit wasn't filed years ago. A glaring indication of the amount of power such a large company has over the government and all who would oppose.
Fedup — 2016-08-05 23:07:00  PG&E
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Until an officer has properly identified him-or-herself, there can be no justification for non-compliance with an officer. Verbal identification may not be sufficient; especially with the deaf, etc.
Identification must be presented when asked, as there have been too many cases of impersonation; and anyone could claim to be police with the intent of mentally disarming a potential victim.
Fedup — 2016-08-01 17:52:30  PoliceCriminal System
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Criminals should not be given lighter sentences or early release due to medical issues.
Fedup — 2016-08-01 17:32:09  Criminal System
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Combining efforts to commit a crime is gang activity and organized crime. Police who organize to commit crimes should be treated more harshly than gangs, as they hide behind the law when they offend.
Fedup — 2016-07-29 12:11:43  PoliceCriminal System
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Mark my words, Obama will pardon Hillary before he leaves office. A final act of nepotism.
Fedup — 2016-07-28 13:52:43  Politics
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Checks and balances in the U.S. have been broken for a long time, and need to be restored! They may fix most of major problems with our government.
Fedup — 2016-07-28 13:51:44  Political Process
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China blaming the U.S. for stoking the tensions in the South China Seas is like driving on the sidewalk and blaming the people walking on the sidewalk for complaining.
Fedup — 2016-09-15 18:30:38  Foreign RelationsChina
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Elected government representatives should only take direction from those they represent in a way that represents all of them, as uniformly as possible. Lobbyists that don't represent their constituents uniformly should be abolished, as well as corporate sponsors and special interests.

Money, perks, or any other influence, taken from anyone other than those who elected them, should be considered bribes.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 18:12:17  Political Process
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Special interest groups do not represent "the people" evenly; they represent those who have money to form and run the special interest group. As such, by definition they should not be part of the democratic process and have influence over the voices that represent us.

Representatives should not be allowed to get any influence from special interest groups.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 18:02:52  Political Process
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Executive orders are a sign that our government is broken. A major difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that one person cannot make executive decisions that go against the will of the people. Executive order privilege should be restricted significantly or abolished altogether.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 17:59:42  Political Process
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