Top issues



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
disagree     agree
Add a comment

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
disagree     agree
Add a comment

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
disagree     agree
Add a comment

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
disagree     agree
Add a comment

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.
The effort put forth by law enforcement to find the suspect is substantially more than that of most other homicides. There seems to be a code among law enforcement to look after and retaliate against any police killings, whether justified or not. This is eerily similar to organized crimes.
That said, there needs to be some sense of security in taking on the jobs in law enforcement.
Fedup — 2017-07-21 01:00:57  Criminal System
disagree     agree
Add a comment

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.

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
disagree     agree
Add a comment

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 the extra charges go towards conservation efforts. They don'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 — 2016-12-19 09:10:01  PG&E
disagree     agree
Comments (2)

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
disagree     agree
Add a comment

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
disagree     agree
Add a comment

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
disagree     agree
Add a comment

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
disagree     agree
Comments (1)

Police should not investigate wrong-doing in their own force. An independent group, preferably a citizen's watchdog group, should investigate. Any perceived hindrance should be considered obstruction.
Fedup — 2016-07-12 17:44:59  Criminal SystemPolice
disagree     agree
Comments (3)

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
disagree     agree
Comments (1)

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
disagree     agree
Add a comment

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
disagree     agree
Add a comment

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  Criminal System
disagree     agree
Add a comment

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
disagree     agree
Add a comment

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
disagree     agree
Add a comment

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
disagree     agree
Add a comment

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
disagree     agree
Add a comment


Submit a new opinion

User name:  Used only as posting author identifier
First name:
Last name:
E-mail:  Never shown or verified, used only as login name