Political Process and Policies
We have an outdated 19th century political system that appears to be falling apart. A 21st century model will make it leaner, more efficient, and closer to the people, as originally envisioned, and will introduce real competition to electing our political leaders.
We must adhere to the vision of our founders—that of a decentralized government in which power rests closer to the people at the state and local levels. Freedom of choice is the basic tenet of our democracy; it is imperative that we can exercise that right when it comes to electing our leaders.
- We shall federalize the election process so that every state follows the same election rules.
- We shall ensure that all parties can have full access to the electorate.
- We shall require all laws that are enacted to apply to elected officials as they apply to average citizens
- We shall demand that members of Congress forfeit their pay if they don't pass the budget on time or if the government is shut down.
- We shall eliminate the congressional pension plan and offer members incentives to retire after three terms in the case of a two-year term, and no more than two terms for a term that is four years or longer.
- We shall require the establishment of a citizen's committee for each state to re-district the congressional districts.
- We shall hold National elections on weekends.
- We shall strive for proportional representation of our citizenry in the Federal Government and elected offices.
- We shall require our elected leaders to certify that they have read and agreed to the bills they pass.
- We shall ensure that Federal Government is vigilant in exercising its authority over the states when it comes to civil liberties, freedom, and minority rights.
- We shall add a "None of the above" option on the ballot so that people can have a choice of rejecting all of the proposed candidates instead of picking the best of the worst.