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Fallout God

Fallout God of Assassin's Effect
#1
No one is ever 100 percent happy with their governments; so a question to you. What would you change? It can be a small thing, removing an MP or Senator, changing certain laws, to removing an entire political party. So go ahead!
 

Eddie

The Writer
#2
I'm in the USA:

Legalize all drugs, with no restrictions based on age

Legalize prostitution

Flat taxes(percentage wise)

Term limits for Congress

National Debt to be paid

Make bills in Senate plain English and understandable not legal jargon, and make bills one topic at a time(with a word limit) so senators and people will know what's in them and can actually know what they are voting for.

Cease policing the world

Abolish the draft

Stop giving foreign aid to many countries, stop funding other countries militaries.

Stop giving welfare to people who can work.(doesn't mean stop it for everyone, but ensure that they really need it and is not abusing the system.


Get marriage out of government, make it a completely private/religious situation.

Abolish NSA, or at least prevent from spying on citizens

Allow anyone to join the military, as along as they meet all physical, psychological requirements. Of course they need to be a citizen.

Release anyone who is in jail for non violent crimes.

Make prisons a place of rehabilitation and education, as well as punishment. All 3 aspects are important to ensure crime is lowered.....


This is what I think, and I understand that it can't happen asap, it's a process.
 
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Fallout God

Fallout God of Assassin's Effect
#3
I'm in the USA:

Legalize all drugs, with no restrictions based on age

Legalize prostitution

Flat taxes(percentage wise)

Term limits for Congress

National Debt to be paid

Make bills in Senate plain English and understandable not legal jargon, and make bills one topic at a time(with a word limit) so senators and people will know what's in them and can actually know what they are voting for.

Cease policing the world

Stop giving foreign aid to many countries, stop funding other countries militaries.

Stop giving welfare to people who can work.(doesn't mean stop it for everyone, but ensure that they really need it and is not abusing the system.


Get marriage out of government, make it a completely private/religious situation.

Abolish NSA, or at least prevent from spying on citizens

Allow anyone to join the military, as along as they meet all physical, psychological requirements. Of course they need to be a citizen.

Make prisons a place of rehabilitation and education, as well as punishment. All 3 aspects are important to ensure crime is lowered.....


This is what I think, and I understand that it can't happen asap, it's a process.
Haha, as soon as I saw your like ten minutes ago I was like "He's gonna be making a long post".

Hmm, the only ones I really disagree with are the "legalise all drugs" and "Allow anyone to join the military" .

Legalise Cannabis sure, but all drugs? I get freedom to choose, but these are dangerous substances that affect entire families and can lead to harm of others.

As to military, the age now is as low as it should be. I think even then they do not know what they are getting into.
 

Eddie

The Writer
#4
Haha, as soon as I saw your like ten minutes ago I was like "He's gonna be making a long post".

Hmm, the only ones I really disagree with are the "legalise all drugs" and "Allow anyone to join the military" .

Legalise Cannabis sure, but all drugs? I get freedom to choose, but these are dangerous substances that affect entire families and can lead to harm of others.

As to military, the age now is as low as it should be. I think even then they do not know what they are getting into.


Yeah of course age matters, I was referring to gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

In drugs, definitely weed, alcohol, acid, and stuff like that. If you do something to someone else while on drugs there should probably be punishment.


Also I forgot to say, abolish the draft.
 

Fallout God

Fallout God of Assassin's Effect
#5
Yeah of course age matters, I was referring to gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

In drugs, definitely weed, alcohol, acid, and stuff like that. If you do something to someone else while on drugs there should probably be punishment.


Also I forgot to say, abolish the draft.
Well of course militarily that's pretty obvious, sorry I didn't interpret better.

Those drugs should be legal I agree but anything harder no way.

Eh, I disagree with conscription it is needed in times of great peril. Such as when your military is all but destroyed and there are no one else to fill their spots.

All in all these seem like good points though.
 

Dingo

Magic Sky Dog
#6
I'm gonna copy or build off of a lot of what @Eddie has, because I like it, and then I'll build on.
  • I would legalize non-addictive substances, with the current age-18-based system. This would include reducing alcohol age of use to 18.
  • Income-based taxes. The higher your income, the higher the tax rate. There's no need to sit on a few billion dollars of wealth.
  • A single, six-year term limit for all political positions, as well as for judges. For political positions (up to and including the Presidency), the first year of your term will overlap with the last year of the parting person's term, in which to learn the policies they have in place.
  • Politician positions will return to civil service style positions. This means they well receive the same benefits and pay as any other civil serviceman.
  • Make bills in Senate plain English and understandable not legal jargon, and make bills one topic at a time(with a word limit) so senators and people will know what's in them and can actually know what they are voting for.
    Just gonna copy that directly because it's perfect.
  • Break the two party system into a five-party minimum system.
  • Cease policing the world
    Again, well said.
  • Allow anyone to join the military, as along as they meet all physical, psychological requirements. Of course they need to be a citizen.
    Yup.
  • Rework the prison system to A) not be for-profit any longer, and B) focus on rehabilitating all but the most hardened criminals.
  • Rework the education system to focus on gainful employment after graduation. College isn't for everyone, and its time we started to realise that, and teach out students accordingly.
  • Reduce redundant government systems. For instance, there are places where the FBI, NSA, and CIA overlap, and this is not needed.
  • Here's a doozy--remove states' rights, and rely on a solely federal government. This includes removing state reps and congressman. We live in a day and age of unparalleled technology, and it's very simple for every of-age American to speak for him-, her-, or itself.
  • True equality, regardless of race, sex, gender, religion, class, etc.
  • Socialized healthcare and education.
  • Also I forgot to say, abolish the draft.
    Another good one.
  • Require a yearly amount of community service hours from every American citizen aged 16 and older.
  • Require Spanish to be taught starting in kindergarten, Chinese, Russian, or Arabic (elective) to be taught starting in third grade, and an elective fourth language to be taught starting in sixth grade.
  • Individualized education plans for every student.
  • Destruction of nuclear armaments.
  • Reduction of military budget by 80%.
  • Refocusing spending on schools, infrastructure, technology, and clean energy.
There's a few to start.
 

Eddie

The Writer
#7
Well of course militarily that's pretty obvious, sorry I didn't interpret better.

Those drugs should be legal I agree but anything harder no way.

Eh, I disagree with conscription it is needed in times of great peril. Such as when your military is all but destroyed and there are no one else to fill their spots.

All in all these seem like good points though.

I understand, I just see it as authoritarian, I understand the purpose in it at times, but in this day and can does not need, and probably won't need it, not because they won't go to war but because there are a fuck ton of people in it, and there are more and more joining. I'm against in principle.


I'm not entirely sure, I was going off principle. I don't know the exact line for how hard the drug would need to be. Like cocaine, it's hard, but I don't know how hard, I know people who's done it and they didn't seem that different, but that's just an anecdote
 

Fallout God

Fallout God of Assassin's Effect
#8
I'm gonna copy or build off of a lot of what @Eddie has, because I like it, and then I'll build on.
  • I would legalize non-addictive substances, with the current age-18-based system. This would include reducing alcohol age of use to 18.
  • Income-based taxes. The higher your income, the higher the tax rate. There's no need to sit on a few billion dollars of wealth.
  • A single, six-year term limit for all political positions, as well as for judges. For political positions (up to and including the Presidency), the first year of your term will overlap with the last year of the parting person's term, in which to learn the policies they have in place.
  • Politician positions will return to civil service style positions. This means they well receive the same benefits and pay as any other civil serviceman.
  • Just gonna copy that directly because it's perfect.
  • Break the two party system into a five-party minimum system.
  • Again, well said.
  • Yup.
  • Rework the prison system to A) not be for-profit any longer, and B) focus on rehabilitating all but the most hardened criminals.
  • Rework the education system to focus on gainful employment after graduation. College isn't for everyone, and its time we started to realise that, and teach out students accordingly.
  • Reduce redundant government systems. For instance, there are places where the FBI, NSA, and CIA overlap, and this is not needed.
  • Here's a doozy--remove states' rights, and rely on a solely federal government. This includes removing state reps and congressman. We live in a day and age of unparalleled technology, and it's very simple for every of-age American to speak for him-, her-, or itself.
  • True equality, regardless of race, sex, gender, religion, class, etc.
  • Socialized healthcare and education.
  • Another good one.
  • Require a yearly amount of community service hours from every American citizen aged 16 and older.
  • Require Spanish to be taught starting in kindergarten, Chinese, Russian, or Arabic (elective) to be taught starting in third grade, and an elective fourth language to be taught starting in sixth grade.
  • Individualized education plans for every student.
  • Destruction of nuclear armaments.
  • Reduction of military budget by 80%.
  • Refocusing spending on schools, infrastructure, technology, and clean energy.
There's a few to start.
Damn, if only you had political power and there were more of you.... XD
 

Dingo

Magic Sky Dog
#11
Yep. I assume you'll be voting Bernie 2020?
I will not, for three reasons.
  1. Bernie's not as gloriously socialist as he pretends to be. Read up on him and his three houses a bit.
  2. Secondly, he's part of the Democratic establishment that needs to fall apart.
  3. I sincerely doubt he'll run a race that he can win. No, I'll be watching for some new blood.
 

Meetch

Known Poster
Rad Member
#12
Australian shitty government;

Legalize gay marriage
Legalize recreational weed use
Get the Liberal party out of office... fun fact about the Australian Liberal Party.... there is nothing liberal about them
 

Fallout God

Fallout God of Assassin's Effect
#14
I will not, for three reasons.
  1. Bernie's not as gloriously socialist as he pretends to be. Read up on him and his three houses a bit.
  2. Secondly, he's part of the Democratic establishment that needs to fall apart.
  3. I sincerely doubt he'll run a race that he can win. No, I'll be watching for some new blood.
He's running Independent I think.
The Dem frontrunner everyone thinks will be Kamela Harris.
What sort of new blood? Must be independent, but most of those are pretty bad usually.
 

Dingo

Magic Sky Dog
#15
He's running Independent I think.
The Dem frontrunner everyone thinks will be Kamela Harris.
What sort of new blood? Must be independent, but most of those are pretty bad usually.
I'm honestly hoping we get a strong newcomer who can split the parties on both sides. Force a four-party system.
 

Eddie

The Writer
#17
I'm gonna copy or build off of a lot of what @Eddie has, because I like it, and then I'll build on.
  • I would legalize non-addictive substances, with the current age-18-based system. This would include reducing alcohol age of use to 18.
  • Income-based taxes. The higher your income, the higher the tax rate. There's no need to sit on a few billion dollars of wealth.
  • A single, six-year term limit for all political positions, as well as for judges. For political positions (up to and including the Presidency), the first year of your term will overlap with the last year of the parting person's term, in which to learn the policies they have in place.
  • Politician positions will return to civil service style positions. This means they well receive the same benefits and pay as any other civil serviceman.
  • Just gonna copy that directly because it's perfect.
  • Break the two party system into a five-party minimum system.
  • Again, well said.
  • Yup.
  • Rework the prison system to A) not be for-profit any longer, and B) focus on rehabilitating all but the most hardened criminals.
  • Rework the education system to focus on gainful employment after graduation. College isn't for everyone, and its time we started to realise that, and teach out students accordingly.
  • Reduce redundant government systems. For instance, there are places where the FBI, NSA, and CIA overlap, and this is not needed.
  • Here's a doozy--remove states' rights, and rely on a solely federal government. This includes removing state reps and congressman. We live in a day and age of unparalleled technology, and it's very simple for every of-age American to speak for him-, her-, or itself.
  • True equality, regardless of race, sex, gender, religion, class, etc.
  • Socialized healthcare and education.
  • Another good one.
  • Require a yearly amount of community service hours from every American citizen aged 16 and older.
  • Require Spanish to be taught starting in kindergarten, Chinese, Russian, or Arabic (elective) to be taught starting in third grade, and an elective fourth language to be taught starting in sixth grade.
  • Individualized education plans for every student.
  • Destruction of nuclear armaments.
  • Reduction of military budget by 80%.
  • Refocusing spending on schools, infrastructure, technology, and clean energy.
There's a few to start.
With the drugs with age 18 I'm fine with that, but I like how in European nationals they have twelve year olds drinking wine.

In regards with term limits I meant to say for Congress, but I agree.

I don't think we need to get rid of state government positions, because there are issues that are more specific to some states, and some issues may not be national wide. Many people i talk to who are conservative would be completely against taking state rights, I understand state rights and I don't want an authoritarian government, but at the same time both state and federal can be authoritarian, I want freedom in the aspects I mentioned applied to each state.

With a flat tax, we would all pay the same percentage wise but the more you make the more you will pay. I believe in this in principle because to tax someone more or less based off their income is classicist. This is just my opinion, not saying you're wrong.


In principle I can't agree with the required service. I just don't think we should be forced to be in the military. It's not something I think is necessary because many many people are join the military and will continue to join it.

Yeah schooling should definitely be changed, I'm fine with teaching languages like that. What also be fine is teaching self defense. Also students should be taught how to control their emotions, meditate, communicate(verbally and textually)well, and howto debate and argue in a civil and professional manner. Also trades should be taught. How to do finances, save, use banks, file taxes, invest and such

I'd like nuclear armaments to be disarmed, but if America does this this will only put us in danger with other countries. I completely understand it and would want every country to do it.

I don't know if it should be 80percent less for the military, what I'd like is for research and investigations to happen to find out how much is needed for the military for it to remain highly effective/efficient, and account for higher cost as more people join(also accounting for higher standards) I can't say how much it would be

With socialized healthcare and such, I'm fine with if it if we can pay it without going bankrupt, burrowing from different countries, and over taxing citizens. Also I think if you are an idiot and always get drunk, does drugs, and is reckless and always get hurt they should lose their coverage for a time. To pay for those people's dumbass decisions is messed up to me. They should probably lose it for a time, or investigation should go into how they got hurt to need what they need. If they lose it for a time they should be able to get it back.

So I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just saying where I disagree principally.
 
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Monte

Founder/Forum Cowboy
Staff member
Site Founder
#18
I'm gonna copy or build off of a lot of what @Eddie has, because I like it, and then I'll build on.
  • I would legalize non-addictive substances, with the current age-18-based system. This would include reducing alcohol age of use to 18.
  • Income-based taxes. The higher your income, the higher the tax rate. There's no need to sit on a few billion dollars of wealth.
  • A single, six-year term limit for all political positions, as well as for judges. For political positions (up to and including the Presidency), the first year of your term will overlap with the last year of the parting person's term, in which to learn the policies they have in place.
  • Politician positions will return to civil service style positions. This means they well receive the same benefits and pay as any other civil serviceman.
  • Just gonna copy that directly because it's perfect.
  • Break the two party system into a five-party minimum system.
  • Again, well said.
  • Yup.
  • Rework the prison system to A) not be for-profit any longer, and B) focus on rehabilitating all but the most hardened criminals.
  • Rework the education system to focus on gainful employment after graduation. College isn't for everyone, and its time we started to realise that, and teach out students accordingly.
  • Reduce redundant government systems. For instance, there are places where the FBI, NSA, and CIA overlap, and this is not needed.
  • Here's a doozy--remove states' rights, and rely on a solely federal government. This includes removing state reps and congressman. We live in a day and age of unparalleled technology, and it's very simple for every of-age American to speak for him-, her-, or itself.
  • True equality, regardless of race, sex, gender, religion, class, etc.
  • Socialized healthcare and education.
  • Another good one.
  • Require a yearly amount of community service hours from every American citizen aged 16 and older.
  • Require Spanish to be taught starting in kindergarten, Chinese, Russian, or Arabic (elective) to be taught starting in third grade, and an elective fourth language to be taught starting in sixth grade.
  • Individualized education plans for every student.
  • Destruction of nuclear armaments.
  • Reduction of military budget by 80%.
  • Refocusing spending on schools, infrastructure, technology, and clean energy.
There's a few to start.
I agreed with most of the first few (term limits for sure) but as I started scrolling down you start getting into the more radical left wing ideas and I noped tf out. No state governments is probably the worst idea tbh. There are lots of issues that only apply to certain states, and it would be much harder for ppl in these states to have a voice about these issues. And forcing multiple languages to be taught is also a bad idea on multiple levels. How about we make sure our people are proficient at English first which many are not instead of making them learn Arabic (in 3rd grade lmao a lot of kids can barely form coherent sentences in English at the age) which they most likely will never need to use.
 

Ahab

Known Poster
Premium Member
#20
I can agree with a little bit from Everyone. Since there is already so much good information here Im jsut going to clarify my own position on a few things posted by Eddie and @Dingo " Dear babie Jesus please save that socialist, I know he is really a good man".

Drugs: I am of the mind to legalize everything. If people want to destroy themselves that is fine. Penelties for effecting Other peoples lives should be high. There have been some interesting statistics coming out from the states that have legalized weed showing drops in opiate use. I think if everything was made legal and rather than going to jail you went to treatment programs we would see less of the Worst of people and more recovery.

Congress: As it stands, yes to Term limits. Somewhere in the 6-8 year range would be good. I think Term limits alone could make a REAL difference in how our government is run. Multi Party system For the Win. Having two parties has caused ridiculous problems in our government. A 5 party system would allow more people to have there voices heard and would force the groups to work together and create alliances to get anything done, wether it be passing a bill or stopping one, People would have to talk and work to make change.

State rights: I am a firm beliver in state rights for a couple of reasons. As it stands, if I do not like the rules and regulations of a state "example: Gun Laws" I can move to a state that meets my personal beliefe structure. The federal government was meant to be the intermediary for interstate and international trade and to manage the overall defense of our nation. It was not meant to Govern the states. Now I know there are lots of things that have benefited from Government oversite, but over all this has lead us to a giant cumbersome black hole of money suckery and I think it needs to be limited in its power to govern. Let local and state governments make decisions based on what the people in those areas belive and want. If you want to see a REAL rift in this country, just tell everyone that dosent live in a city that they are now going to be forced to follow the rules provided to them by people From cities.

Military: I feel that our military could be shrunk and focus shifted to speacial forces teams and small actions. This would also mean we should not need the Draft as we wouldent be throwing warm bodies into a mulcher, this isnt WW1,2, or vietnam days. Technology fills a lot of Gaps today and could fill more. @Eddie Mentioned only allowing citizens to Join the Military. I do not totally agree with that and here is why. Currently we have Several territories " Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa" , In some cases these folks are not considered citizens and you would be limiting there ability to serve the United states. We also have a program currently that allows Foreign nationals such as the men and women that have helped us in the middle east to join the military and work there way towards citizenship. I personally feel that with the strict rigors of military life and the Militaries ability and experience with vetting people that this is a potential veyr good system to aid in legal immigration.

Prison: The entire Justice system, but the prison system in general is a fucking mess. It is one of the few places that I can aggree with a Socialist " @Dingo " That we should not have a privatized for profit system. If the government is going to make the laws that put people in jail it should be responsible for the system that keeps them there. It also needs massive massive changes from a punishmnet to a rehabilitation based system.

Privacy: I am all for privacy. I am very very all for privacy. I do think that agencies like the NSA have their place, and that place is Protecting us and spying on foreign governments with the only intention of protecting ours. This bullshit of storing exploits and spying on our own people should be eliminated. If your going to have agencies like the CIA and NSA they need to be watched and regulated hard. Some sort of Citizen based bodey to Watch the Watchers so to speak.

I fee like in General we can all agree on things that would help improve the government. Unfortunatly there will always be places we do not see Eye to Eye. And in a way... That is why our currently fucked up system works. Our Government is designed for gridlock. No one can make any BIG changes. We see this currently with the fact that the Trump administration is being Stymied on almost All fronts. Barely able to make any significant changes. Instead, small progressive changes continue to be made. We slowly but shurely as a nation trudge our way forward. Giant, significant, Fast change would be devestating to the stability of our nation. As frustrating as it can be, the system is doing what it was designed to do, keep any one man from fucking things up for Half the country.

Just my 3.50
 

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