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I'd kill for one of two things, either a totally different primary system, hopefully decoupled from the media... or, probably more realistically, I'd settle for a single transferable ballot. The founding fathers wanted to make sure political parties were never an official part of the government, fearing it'll only create partisanship... and to that effect, I think it's pretty clear that the founders have failed spectacularly.
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Ban lazy people who refuse to work so we could take care of those who worked all they lives and were a positive influence to this country
Ban people who murder, should not take 10 to 20 years to carry out a death penalty fix the system
Secure the border close to 400 bodies found where I live- you save lives, smugglers don't care about the people they abandon in the heat,cold, wildlife.
Get right of race baiters such as Sharpton anyone who incites riots
Way to many things to list but start here

This coming from a Hispanic


What do u mean by banning ppl?
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masked185 wrote:

So many of these comments make me sad inside....


Why is that?
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Baha_Java wrote:

1) Mandatory geography and world culture lessons.

2) Stop separating yourselves by race. You are Americans.

3) Cheaper higher education and health care.


Ur 2nd number confuses me .
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grandtroll wrote:


LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:

- Universal health care
- Higher education standards
- Free college tuitions
- A livable minimum wage
- Stop lobbyists
- Third political party (???)
- Do more about climate change
- Cut the military budget
- Stop trying to act like the world police
- Ban voter ID laws
- Make Election Day a national holiday
- Protect net neutrality
- Stop giving tax loopholes to the wealthy and corporations
- Ban Fox News
- Sell Florida back to Spain
- Sell Texas back to Mexico
- <do other stuff here>
- ?????
- Profit


You got my vote if you're ever trying to run for presidency/congress/etc


Complete opposite here lol, most definitely do not have my vote.


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PhantomGundam wrote:

Far too much to list, so I'll say most of it later. But for now I'll just mention something that directly hurts Americans for absolutely no reason. We need much cheaper costs for Universities. The tuition rates and fees have gone up over 1000% (probably more but I don't remember how much exactly) in the last 2 decades even though the quality of college and the average American's salary have remained the same. It doesn't add up. There's not even enough government aid to compensate and colleges are extremely picky with who they give scholarships to. At this rate, only the rich 1% will be able to afford college without going in debt even with financial aid.


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After the age of eighteen till fifty, it's mandatory that citizens serve the military for two years.


You're going in the opposite direction. The last thing this nation needs is more militarization. We need less military. America is the largest terrorist nation in the world. We bully other nations while pretending to be the world's police.

Your view is dim.

I only offer two years of service.
I'm not going for power but for something that each person should discover on their own.

The concept is derived from S. Korea.

But if that's the only thing you think of after hearing the word "military," then too bad. Two tears in a bucket.


Too many flaws with your idea. I think I see what you're saying, though. You only want people to experience serving their nation in some shape or form.

The problem with your idea is that the majority of this nation isn't cut out to be in the military. If we go with your idea, we'll get stuck with a large number of unmotivated soldiers who don't want to be there holding back their fellow soldiers.

There's also the problem that comes with obeying orders that you don't like. It may only be for 2 years, but a lot can happen in 2 years. If you're a pacifist or it's against your belief to kill but you're ordered to kill an enemy, you have no choice but to do it. Soldiers have to mindlessly obey orders or get court martial. The soldiers we have now joined willingly knowing that they may have to kill in the future. Forcing people into a position like that would only backfire.

Then there's the issue that comes with forcing people into the military when they aren't physically or psychologically capable. It's not as easy as saying "this guy has a broken leg and can't serve." A lot of people who don't have the stomach to see violence would be traumatized if they see their comrade's arm flying in the air or their entire squad getting massacred. You're basically forcing people to have PTSD. Not to mention the cost of healthcare in this country would skyrocket.

I know not everybody would be on the battlefield. Some people might get lucky and just have to file paperwork or something. However, positions like that will become extremely limited if everybody in the country was drafted into the military.

There's also the fact that many Americans disapprove of how the military operates in foreign countries. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to be in a position where I have to drone strike someone's wedding celebration thousands of miles away.

If every American had to be drafted into the military, there would be riots. Getting rid of the draft decades ago was a step in the right direction.
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I would like to be unselfish and say Islam extremist terrorism, that is the second thing on my list though but what I'd like to change first is racism. I'm from the UK, London specifically which is quite a multicultural place, not much racism compared to other places, in fact I've never experienced any but the idea of people disliking me before they've even talked to me or got to know me because of my skin colour saddens me.


I think the US has a lot of racisim because it's still not an old county. So many different types of ppl came here all for the better life around the same time and different times that I don't think ppl learned to live with different ways of life that different ethnicities brought that it carried on throughout history. Also there was the threat or loosing ur job to a person who was fresh off the boat or who jumped over the boarder. America's racism isn't as bad as it use to be I think
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PhantomGundam wrote:


onibrotonel wrote:


PhantomGundam wrote:

Far too much to list, so I'll say most of it later. But for now I'll just mention something that directly hurts Americans for absolutely no reason. We need much cheaper costs for Universities. The tuition rates and fees have gone up over 1000% (probably more but I don't remember how much exactly) in the last 2 decades even though the quality of college and the average American's salary have remained the same. It doesn't add up. There's not even enough government aid to compensate and colleges are extremely picky with who they give scholarships to. At this rate, only the rich 1% will be able to afford college without going in debt even with financial aid.


onibrotonel wrote:

After the age of eighteen till fifty, it's mandatory that citizens serve the military for two years.


You're going in the opposite direction. The last thing this nation needs is more militarization. We need less military. America is the largest terrorist nation in the world. We bully other nations while pretending to be the world's police.

Your view is dim.

I only offer two years of service.
I'm not going for power but for something that each person should discover on their own.

The concept is derived from S. Korea.

But if that's the only thing you think of after hearing the word "military," then too bad. Two tears in a bucket.


Too many flaws with your idea. I think I see what you're saying, though. You only want people to experience serving their nation in some shape or form.

The problem with your idea is that the majority of this nation isn't cut out to be in the military. If we go with your idea, we'll get stuck with a large number of unmotivated soldiers who don't want to be there holding back their fellow soldiers.

There's also the problem that comes with obeying orders that you don't like. It may only be for 2 years, but a lot can happen in 2 years. If you're a pacifist or it's against your belief to kill but you're ordered to kill an enemy, you have no choice but to do it. Soldiers have to mindlessly obey orders or get court martial. The soldiers we have now joined willingly knowing that they may have to kill in the future. Forcing people into a position like that would only backfire.

Then there's the issue that comes with forcing people into the military when they aren't physically or psychologically capable. It's not as easy as saying "this guy has a broken leg and can't serve." A lot of people who don't have the stomach to see violence would be traumatized if they see their comrade's arm flying in the air or their entire squad getting massacred. You're basically forcing people to have PTSD. Not to mention the cost of healthcare in this country would skyrocket.

I know not everybody would be on the battlefield. Some people might get lucky and just have to file paperwork or something. However, positions like that will become extremely limited if everybody in the country was drafted into the military.

There's also the fact that many Americans disapprove of how the military operates in foreign countries. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to be in a position where I have to drone strike someone's wedding celebration thousands of miles away.

If every American had to be drafted into the military, there would be riots. Getting rid of the draft decades ago was a step in the right direction.


In S. Korea, even though it's mandatory, each candidate is being screen prior serving. They are being screen in levels of physical abilities and mental state. Based on results, you can be on the front line, actually fighting, or a field officer that handles the public.
Of course, there's going to be a drill officer, a boot camp, and practice drills to hone these soldiers. The fuck. Why would you send cannon fodders?

And the mandatory ideal is good because it doesn't matter if you're rich or a celebrity... you have to serve. When you're put into a group, you're all brothers in arms. And you're actually fighting for your country. By doing this, you're not just a free loader living a country. You live and die for your country. A real patriotism. So what if you die during the time you're serving your two years, the public recognizes it.


Not everyone that joins the US military wants to serve the US. Most of them have different reasons. It could be experience, travel, build up resumes, benefits, immigration status, obtaining skills then fuck off, etc.
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get rid of income tax thats my money i earned and worked my ass of for it
get as many parties as it takes to get rid of the two party system
term limits on congress
pay president and congress less
higher pay for military
overhaul the VA so no veteran gets screwed over
quit giving money to other countries use it on our own infrastructure and education
legalize drugs the war on drugs is a waste of life and a drain on our money to pay for inmates with dumb drug charges
plus we can get more tax money from the selling of legal drugs
get out of the 18 trillion dollar debt we now have


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Three things:

Single payer health care, like they have in Canada.

Tuition at a four year public university waived for those willing to do seven years of public service.

Armed force members to make the poverty level as a recuit and 2.3 times the poverty level ($54833) as an E4.
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Get rid of SSI/SDI for anyone who hasn't paid into the system.

Spay and neuter anyone on welfare.

Ban city folk from being able to vote in any election outside their area.

Force NATO and the UN to pull their weight.

Threaten more people with nukes.

Voter ID laws.

Fuck nation building, only use total war.

Piss off hippies as much as you can.

Ban anyone with twitter or a tumblr account from voting for life.


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If u could change something about the United States of America what would you want to be changed?
I for one would like free university. I hate how much money is going towards my university, there's lots of pressure to succeed in grades if not my Money will be wasted.


I would ask that all students accepted to universities could form proper sentences and type with proper spelling and grammar. Stop complaining about how much you are spending on school. You have no right to do so. Your spelling and grammar is a complete disaster and you don't deserve a scholarship to a university. Your money will not be wasted, because it wasn't spent well to begin with....
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^ lol..Just because her sentences and grammar usage is incorrect, does not take away from the fact that higher education in the US is just a giant money making machine churning out degrees that have lost their value relative to past.
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^ lol..Just because her sentences and grammar usage is incorrect, does not take away from the fact that higher education in the US is just a giant money making machine churning out degrees that have lost their value relative to past.


I couldn't disagree with that point if I tried. My education at WSU has been a poorly constructed joke. My dad and I have spent roughly 90k on my college education and going into my last semester, I can't help but wish I had learned more. A recent lunch with my supervisor and boss gave me one hell of a wake up call. The classes are way too easy. The program is poorly constructed. I am way too drunk to continue on, but the fact of the matter is that our educational system places emphasis in all the wrong places. We should learn to learn, not try to achieve good grades. That may sound silly, but it's easy to get good grades. Retaining that knowledge and learning is a hell of a challenge.

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lilliputian_otaku wrote:


Arbitrator wrote:

^ lol..Just because her sentences and grammar usage is incorrect, does not take away from the fact that higher education in the US is just a giant money making machine churning out degrees that have lost their value relative to past.


I couldn't disagree with that point if I tried. My education at WSU has been a poorly constructed joke. My dad and I have spent roughly 90k on my college education and going into my last semester, I can't help but wish I had learned more. A recent lunch with my supervisor and boss gave me one hell of a wake up call. The classes are way too easy. The program is poorly constructed. I am way too drunk to continue on, but the fact of the matter is that our educational system places emphasis in all the wrong places. We should learn to learn, not try to achieve good grades. That may sound silly, but it's easy to get good grades. Retaining that knowledge and learning is a hell of a challenge.



i agree, thats why i got a liberal arts edumacation :9
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