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What to do about American Politics

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6.     Law making.   The rules governing law making, such as filibusters must be eliminated in favor of simple, effective rules that promise clean debates and prompt action or inaction.   This would include a rule prohibiting the inclusion in any bill (proposed law) of any amendment which contains matters not specific to the main theme of the bill (this is the primary reason as to how our tax law has gotten so corrupted).

 

7.     Regulation.   Once a bill is enacted by the Congress/legislature, and signed by the President/Governor, the regulatory agency tasked with implementation must draft its corresponding regulation(s) within six months of the law's enactment.   (The Dodd-Frank law passed to affect financial reform is now about two years old, and regulations are still less than half complete).

 

8.     Mandamus.   Any citizen has the right to file a writ of mandamus to force a government official to act or explain which they aren't taking action.   We now know that many on Wall Street were guilty of fraud and other criminal actions, and yet our Attorney General, Eric Holder, has steadfastly refused to bring charges.   In the 1980's we had the Savings and Loan scandal, and there were more than a thousand successful Federal prosecutions of the participants in related criminal activities, most involving prison time.   Not one Wall Streeter has been prosecuted to date, remembering that Bernie Madoff was not a part of the criminological bubble building on fraudulently conceived and marketed derivatives.   Even the SEC has pursued only a tiny fraction of the obvious endemic transgressions.

There are still other things that could be done to change the way our governmental elected leadership does its job, but these are the ones that I tend to see as essential in eliminating about 90% of the corruption which is commonplace today.   We can never eliminate all of it, but much could be done and should be done to make vast and much needed improvements.

Until you and I decide to stand up against the tyranny which presently exists, it won't matter who we vote for, or who serves.   They simply become a part of this massively destructive system that is wasting this country's greatness and turning it south rapidly.   Think about it, how many of you have voted for someone who you considered to be the lesser of two evils?   Do you remember voting otherwise?

 

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Bayard Waterbury is a retired legal professional. He is an expert in the area of commercial real estate transactions. He is a respected lecturer and writer in his area of expertise. He is a former Governor of the American Land Title Association. (more...)
 
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