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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 11:54 PM

Trump proofing democracy-democratic platform - agenda

This shall be my contribution to the Democratic National convention.

1. Establish laws rendering ‘Citizens United’ illegal.
2. Define treason for modern offenses and re-establish penalties (lethal injection instead of lynching)
3. Define emoluments for modern offenses and establish criminal penalties.
4. Establish criminal penalties for ignoring congressional subpoenas.
5. Amend the constitution to create more stringent rules for eligibility president and congress. ie psychological testing, full knowledge of the constitution, no hair spray for men.
6. Clarify proper rules for presidential pardons.
7. Strengthen laws and penalties for foreign influence into our electoral process.
8. Create barriers between the independent agencies of government from other branches preventing the political court packing and using the DOJ as personal attorneys for the president.
9. Strengthen campaign finance laws making it illegal to buy an official anything more than a cheese burger.
10. Create a fast lane for disputes between congress and executive branches to get Supreme Court hearings preventing the stalling of government oversight.
11. Strengthen oversight of the executive and remove the power of the executive to remove or influence their own oversight personnel.
12. Create nepotism laws and penalties (Ivanka Trump act)
13. Create criminal penalties for violations to the Hatch Act.
14. Reinstate the fairness doctrine for media agencies
15. Strengthen whistleblower laws and protections.
16. Eliminate the access that lobbyists have to write legislation.

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The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 28 #1
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Response to Under The Radar (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

1. Many of these proposals would require Constitutional amendments

which are difficult and slow. Since "Citizens United" was a Supreme Court decision, legislation to overturn it isn't possible - the Supreme Court would have to do that. Treason is also defined in the Constitution, as is the presidential pardon power. The real problem is that there are already laws against things like nepotism and corruption, but as long as the DoJ is run by the likes of Bill Barr they won't be enforced. What is really needed is a law that reins in rogue Attorneys General.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 12:10 AM

2. Citizens United cleared their Supreme Court only because

There were no campaign finance laws restricting it. Congress sets the limit on campaign spending, not the constitution.
Only a few are constitutional amendments but to prevent another Trump even many Republicans will vote for.

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