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9 Changes to the Constitution – How Would You Change It?.
I love the United States Constitution the way it is and wouldn’t do anything that limits current freedoms that we have. But I would change some things that would make it better without doing anything that would make us less free. Or less of a Liberal-Democracy that we are but to make us more of a Liberal-Democracy with more freedom for everyone. Like a constitutional-right for all American citizens eighteen or older who aren’t currently. Incarcerated with the right to vote and allowing for naturalized Americans citizens who’ve been American citizens for a certain amount of time. Who do not hold dual citizenship who are thirty-five or older with the ability to run for President. Perhaps an amendment to allow for the Federal Government as well as state and locals to regulate not end campaign money. Like with full-disclosure but for the most part we have a great constitution that just needs to. Be improved rather than radically revamped to deal with today’s world that Progressives want to do to make America into a. Social-Democracy or a Socialist-Republic or Neoconservatives who think Americans have too much. Personal-freedom and that personal-freedom is dangerous and we need to do away with the. Fourth Amendment and amend the First Amendment.
Just because I prefer our Constitution over anything else that any other Democracy has. Doesn’t mean ours perfect and the rest of the Democratic world doesn’t do anything well. So here are some of the changes that I would make so make our Constitution even better. That wouldn’t subtract any of our constitutional-rights.
I would put into law or the Constitution an official opposition party with an official opposition leader. Who would have their own administration not a governing administration. But would serve as the opposition the alternative voice to the presidential administration. With spokespeople to counter the administration on all policy issues of the day. Who wouldn’t be current members of Congress or would the opposition leader or their deputy. Which would be like the Vice President and they would serve as the official opposition to the party that. Won the last presidential election and as the official alternative voice in the United States. Led by the opposition leader who would be the person and party that finished second in the last presidential election.
Speaker of the House-
Someone of such large stature and official power in the United States as the Leader of the House of Representatives. Should be an official national leader as well rather than having to represent the House, their own caucus and their own House district. And just make the Speakership a larger office only accountable to the voters and their caucus. So I would make the Speaker an at large seat where the voters would determine who serves as Speaker. And the Speaker would be on the ballot that the Representatives and each House candidate would be on. And voters would be able to vote for a team. This team for Speaker and Representative or a choice of other teams. Democratic Republican and several other choices as well. And the political parties not the caucus’ would decide the candidates and nominees for Speaker. The Minority Leader of the House another at large seat. Whose party finished second in the Speaker’s race.
Leader of the Senate-
Again currently the Majority Leader of the Senate who in all intense purposes is the Leader of the Senate. Even if it’s not official and the Leader of the upper chamber of Congress. Someone with again such huge power and official stature who could if they wanted to prevent the President. From appointing a lot of their administration and a lot of the courts. Should have just one office with that power rather than having to represent a state while trying to. Run the upper chamber of Congress in the most powerful country in the world. And just be held accountable by their party and the voters nationally. Rather than thinking they can use their office to benefit their state at the expense of everyone else have an easier path to. Reelection by using their Leader’s office to send more money back home. And like the Speaker the Leader would be an at large seat that the people would get to decide who the next. Leader of the Senate is and the candidates and incumbents would run as a team with the candidate. And incumbent for that Senate seat. And they would be nominated for that office by their party. The Minority Leader of the Senate another at large seat would be the Senate leader whose party won the second most seats in the last Senate elections.
Vice President of the United States-
It’s basically official now that the Vice President of the United States at least going back to the Carter Administration. With Vice President Walter Mondale serves as the president’s Chief Counselor or even Chief Operating Officer. And have a big role in representing the President in Congress and leading negotiations with Congress. And serves as the chief-representative to state and local governments and will foreign governments even. What I would do is just make these things official through law and take away the President of the Senate. Title from the Vice Presidency and make the Leader of the Senate the official Leader or President of the Senate. Since the Vice President is the second ranking officer in the United States Government. Who would have to assume the Presidency if for whatever reason or reasons the President isn’t able to full fill their term. This would make the Vice Presidency the perfect place to learn how to govern and to be President of the United States.
U.S. Supreme Court-
Now that we even now have U.S. Justices who serve their party more than the constitution. Who see their role as to overturn and uphold laws they like and do not like. Rather than to judge laws based on their constitutionality. Justices shouldn’t be allowed to have life-terms and have to be accountable differently but still accountable like the rest of the country. And have to earn their jobs in order to keep them and end the entitlement to that office that. They currently hold so I would still make Justices including the Chief Justice appointed offices. But they would now serve six-year terms rather than lifelong terms and have to be reappointed and confirmed by the U.S. Senate every six years. In order to remain in office so the country can weigh in on whether or not this Justice deserves to stay in power or not. And in a country with fifty states and three hundred twenty million people. Nine Justices to serve not represent the entire country is simply not enough. And I would move to have one Justice for each state with the Chief Justice a Vice Chief Justice holding at-large seats.
Throw out the current two-party system duopoly even though I’m a proud lifelong Liberal-Democrat. Our current party-system is simply too under-representative of our Liberal-Democracy. Especially in a country that’s as politically diverse as we are. Going from Socialists, to Social-Democrats to Progressives to Liberals on the Left. To Conservatives to Libertarians to Neoconservatives or Confederates and Theocrats on the Right. Including Centrists in the dead-center and I would move to a multiple-party system with 5-6. Different political parties representing the entire political-spectrum in America. And have runoffs so these candidates for each Federal office would have to eventually win at least. Fifty-one percent of the popular-vote so they couldn’t get to office winning just thirty-percent of. The vote but have to be more representative of the people they are supposed to represent.
Amend it not end is sort of popular political term but in this case is correct. To go simply to a popular-vote would mean that candidates especially who lean heavy in one. Ideological direction or another would be able to just campaign in politically friendly states or parts of states. To win the presidency or be reelected but to have candidates and incumbents who win or are reelected the presidency. They would need to win their base but a certain percentage of the Independent vote or voters who normally wouldn’t vote for that. Party but have to win their base and these Independents who normally wouldn’t vote for them. And that may mean moderating some of their positions to do that. Electoral College votes would no longer be awarded to candidates and incumbents who win just fifty-one percent of. The vote and that person getting awarded with all of the electoral-votes. But to win an entire state they would have to win at least sixty-percent of the vote. Anything less than that they would be awarded electoral-votes based on the percentage of the vote that they won.
We already have the very good Constitution and the best in the world that has served us very well. And a lot of ways is the reason that we are the Liberal-Democracy with all of the freedom both personal and economic that we have. But it isn’t perfect and can be made to work better with some key changes that doesn’t lessen our freedom and give more power to the. Government at any level of more power to the people and make our government more representative of the whole country.
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