If you want more options, get rid of the parties... They are not constitution, but extra constitutional, or perhaps more accurately, anticonstitutional, since their object is to make certain the aims outlined in the constitution are not me... We do not need more choices, but more representatives if government as we have it will work... We are supposed to have one representative in the house of reps for every 30 k, and now we have one representative for every 600 k... In other words, the democracy was supposed to grow with the nation, and the parties have prevented that process in an effort to make the process more manageble from their perspective... We already had inertia built into the system... There was no way the Senate could be democratic because it did not have any sort of proportional representation, so it has always been what it is today; and one of the most conservative to reactionary elements in government...The house, which is supposed to be responsive is not... The parties divide the districts by gerrymandering to minimize representation to the minority party to a single district, while all other districs are plotted to give a victory by a 5% margin to a single party, so that a huge proportion of the people is denied representation... It is a foregone conclusion that the Supreme Court, which is not elected by a popular vote and has a life tenure will be reactionary...There too, the parties play a roll in shaping public opinion and legal decisions... The changes the government has made outside of the contitution, to limit representation and to have parties has been a disaster for this country...
exactly! i completely agree with what your saying. theres no reason why the represenative ratio for the house and senate to be off scale; thats not a TRUE democracy. and something like a government shouldent be easy to manage. i know theres red tape everywhere, but i believe in this day in age we could honestly a reprenative in the house for every 30k persons (i.e.) I think what really bothers me though is the fact that the constitution is losing its pwoer in the worst way, and personally, i balme that on the supreme court; its thier job to uphold it. The Patriot Act is a huge example. its soooooooooooooo soooooooooo hypocritcle. Its just the fact that if the country "thinks" your a terrorist, then the act becomes valid. I can make excuses all day of why someone "might" be a terrorist. the act itself is a crack in the window that is, the constitution.
Like, I AM ALL FOR the constitution changing and evolving with the people, but this a complete pejoration of personal freedom, its borderline fascist.
I think we need to start from the source. I THINK we need to destroy the supreme court system itself and reorganize it. I believe we need 50 justices on the supreme court, one from every state. and i believe WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE need to vote and elect local justices, that then move to the ranks of the countys, from the countys to district, and from district to ultimately, we choose our state representative. the presidents should NOT be the one appointing them. thats too much power.