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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 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 SystemPoliticsUtilities
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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 there for complaining.
Fedup — 2016-07-28 10:50:09  Foreign Relations
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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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Every prison should be self-funded by inmates. All inmates should contribute work to either sustain the prison functions, or supply goods or services where the compensation is used to pay for supplies and personnel at the prison. Inmates need to rehabilitate properly by working. Any who cannot work and have no chance of release, should be considered for execution. The tax-payers should not pay for inmates to be lazy and milk the system.

Inmate should first pay some debt to victims and/or society, then have the chance to save money and purchase perks. This gives them reason to work hard, and gives them hope for starting with something once released.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 16:32:13  Criminal System
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Anyone charged for a crime who adamantly claims to be innocent, should be given more consideration for proving their innocence. And circumstantial evidence should not be the sole reason for proving their guilt.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 16:20:15  Criminal System
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Any prosecutor or district attorney that pleas a deal that is inconsistent with the will of the people, or doesn't pursue charges against someone that should be charged, should be held accountable for the injustice they have caused. The injustice may very well leave the public in danger.

Likewise, any improper pursuit of justice that causes the wrong person to pay the price, due to knowingly suppressing evidence or carelessly failing to discover reasonable leads, should also be held accountable for the negligence. Having someone locked up just because a D.A. is concerned about their record is criminal.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 15:42:08  Criminal System
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Cops who use their position of authority to intimidate and coerce you to do something against their will, should be punished as if they were holding a gun to your head.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 15:26:24  Criminal System
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