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To the Right and Left, Congress Sucks-- Time to Work Together.

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I heard Glen Beck, who, generally, I never agree with, say it.

I agreed with him. Huh?

The congress is screwing both the left and the right.

These politicians are playing games making decisions that are not based upon constituent interestes, not based in the nation's interests. They're making decisions based on their personal interests, based on the goal of keeping their jobs forever. They all want to be Strom Thurmonds, becoming octogenarian legislators-- either that or Jim Greenwoods, grabbing high ticket CEO salaries working for the companies that used to successfully lobby them.

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It's time for the grassroots on the left and the right get together and clean up all the lousy politicians on both sides. There are some areas where agreement CAN be found. For all I know, some of these may push the wrong buttons for some. They're just a first draft. Pass these around to people on the other side of your aisle. Let's band together and force congress to clean up, for good.

1- Institute term limits-- non-negotiable term limits.
Three two year terms for members of congress.
Two three year terms for senators.
Rotate the congressional terms just like senate seats are rotated.
Change the term of office for president to three years, with one second run allowed.

2-Clean up the voting system so it can't be gamed. No touch screens. Only paper ballots to be counted. No counts by computer.

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3-Voter ID for all voters-- for free, issuable on voting day.

4-Instant run-off voting, or something like it, where voters can pick their first choice, and then, if that choice isn't among the top candidates in the running, he is dropped and the second choice candidate is credited with your vote.

5-Equal treatment to third party candidates. This allows shifting coalitions, more like a parlaimentary system, for closer representation.

The goal is to throw out all the ancient incumbents, get legislators to start looking at the short term. This will get power back to the people.

The left and right can compete on political issues. But both sides want real representation, democracy, not patrimony or feudalism. Who knows, if the left and right join forces to clean up an incredibly unpopular congress, they may even find other ways to work together and pull America up by the bootstraps.

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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