Getting the Cure Right for a Sick Democracy

Check out the following article and see what it would take to fix your ‘sick democracy’!

News for the Revolution

By David Swanson
April 17, 2015
Washington’s Blog

Here’s what I think we need:

  • No private election spending.
  • Free media air time on our air waves for candidates qualified by signature gathering.
  • Public financing, ballot access, and debate access for candidates qualified by signature gathering.
  • No gerrymandering.
  • Hand-counted paper ballots publicly counted in every polling place.
  • Election day holiday.
  • Limited campaign season.
  • Automatic voter registration.
  • Full representation for Washington, D.C., and all of the U.S. colonies in the Caribbean and Pacific.
  • Voting rights regardless of criminal conviction.
  • National popular vote with no electoral college.
  • Mandatory voting with an option for “none of the above.”
  • Abolition of the Senate.
  • A larger House of Representatives.
  • Direct public vote on important matters (national initiative).
  • Ban on war profiteering.
  • Ban on secret budgets and agencies.
  • Ban on executive power use by vice presidents.

Here’s how we could get it: Declare the current system so…

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2 thoughts on “Getting the Cure Right for a Sick Democracy

  1. I agree completely! I posted this to show the futility of trying to fix this system. And none of these changes would ever be made anyway, since the power elite wouldn’t allow them.



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