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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Early prison release or lenient sentencing for medical or age reasons should not be a consideration. They weren't a consideration when the crime was committing.
Fedup — 2016-07-19 00:41:06
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Until a clear threat of intent to harm is shown, police should not assume a person is a threat. Having a hand in a back pocket is not a threat. Reaching for your pocket is not a threat. A person with a gun in their hand and a finger on the trigger is a threat. The gun additionally pointed at someone is more than a threat.
Fedup — 2016-07-14 18:03:32
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Police should be required to place a blank round as the first round shot in their gun, intended to be a warning shot. This would let anyone know they are serious, and avoid possible accidental fatalities.
Fedup — 2016-07-14 17:18:05
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Before "resisting arrest" can occur, it needs to be clear that a person is being arrested: "Stop you're under arrest". After intent to arrest, a person must be given a reason for the arrest.
Fedup — 2016-07-14 17:15:53
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If you've complied with a police request and are not resisting, and you are being physically violated or mortally threatened, then you should have the god-given right to defend your life. And the assault should be punished to a higher standard.
Fedup — 2016-07-14 17:11:39
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Police should never be expected that ignored verbal commands are a physical threat, given the many possible reasons. These include:
1. A person may be deaf.
2. A person may be wearing headphones.
3. A person may be visiting from a different country and does not understand English.
4. A person may have a learning disability and not understand well.
5. A person may be having a medical distress, like a seizure.
6. A person may not have heard or understood that your command was directed at them.
7. You never properly identified yourself as a police official.
8. Even if you claimed to be a police official, it's not enough to claim you are until you've shown proper credentials. What a bold opportunity for a criminal to blurt out command after claiming to be the police.
9. A person just doesn't trust you based on the wild command you've given.
Fedup — 2016-07-14 17:06:59
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Gun ownership is just as much about our right to defend ourselves from our own government as it is to protect ourselves from any other threat. Our government would like nothing more than to disarm it's people so that it has complete control of us. They have slowly been trying to do just exactly this.
Look what happened when the Germans disarmed the Jews, as the best example of why there needs to be a clear distinction of who works for who (government works for the people).
Fedup — 2016-07-14 15:08:04
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Petroleum deposits have existed for millions of years. For the price of oil to fluctuate so dramatically over the past few decades is not due to the normal laws of supply and demand. Today we have inflated oil prices mostly due to "market speculation", which means manipulated prices by greedy energy companies and commodity traders.
Fedup — 2016-07-14 01:02:26
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Each elected president should spend time between the election and inauguration getting trained on: 1) foreign affairs; 2) the military protocol and abilities; 3) government departments and their functions; 4) CIA/NSA/FBI/etc. status, functions, and personnel; 5) U.S. finances; 6) White House protocols; etc.
The president is like the CEO and CFO of the biggest corporation in America, yet is usually neither trained for, nor qualified, for the duties taken on.
The president should be able to hit the ground running.
Fedup — 2016-07-13 18:46:37
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The president of the U.S. is the top position in the military but is not required to complete any military training. There should be some requirements that once elected, some rapid military training is completed before office is assumed.
Fedup — 2016-07-13 22:34:07
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Have you ever noticed that when an officer is shot, seemingly unlimited resources are spent to pursue the shooter, and the assailant is almost always killed.
Fedup — 2016-07-13 18:24:29
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There's a reason the office of president has a 2-term limit. For the same reason, all elected officials should also be limited to at most the same period of time (8 years), and preferably shorter. The progressively more abusive politicians have become is a clear indication of why term limits are needed.
Fedup — 2016-07-13 16:27:05
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The electoral college does not represent voters fairly, and should be discontinued. Officials should be elected by popular vote.
Fedup — 2016-07-12 18:54:29
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