In any event, if I ruled the world I would shorten the election season. Nine months for the presidency, three months for all other seats.
Term limits. Frankly I think one and done would be good. Our forefathers wanted every citizen to participate in government, not to make a career out of it. The one and done rule would certainly take a bite out of lobbyists.
Both houses should run on a simple majority. Folks who's sole purpose is to obstruct should be removed from office as they are not doing the peoples business. We send you to congress to negotiate for the betterment of your state and your country not bring it to it's knees with a stance so rigid nothing can be accomplished. Most of us don't expect 100% of all we want. We expect compromise, we expect YOU to respect each other as you negotiate that compromise and so we are clear here, we expect you TO compromise. Not go sit in the corner like a spoiled 8 year old who isn't getting their own way.
Life is not fair, we get that, we also get that there should be a middle ground on everything. All or nothing does not belong in a democracy. Not ever. Religion doesn't either. There are many other houses for your beliefs. The houses of Government are not one of them.
Whoever wins has earned the right to surround themselves with a cabinet of their choosing. Period.
That goes for Supreme Court appointments too. To whoever lost, you lost. Pull up your big person panties and make the best of it through COMPROMISE, not obstruction.
I have no clue how to make the candidates kinder and gentler with each other and it saddens me deeply. Maybe they should sit down with each other once a week, away from the trail, the cameras and the traveling freak show that is American politics and break bread. Have a meal, a real dinner table discussion and end it all with a good cup of coffee and generous dessert.
Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence
and Ms. Clinton and Mr. Kaine,
you are all welcome at my table. We have just enough chairs to go around...... .
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