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Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 17:51:33


Eklipse
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So there's been quite a few topics pointing out problems within the U.S but those usually didn't accomplish much except flame wars. Thus I decided to make a topic that's not just about problems, but also finding solutions.

Here's a few of the big changes I think would help:

Foreign Policy: Stop intervening in everything. The U.S needs to pull out foreign troops, shut down foreign bases, and concentrate on home turf. Doing this would not only put all of our defense where it should be, it would also free up a ton of cash not having to maintain force in other countries anymore.
After doing this the U.S should stay out of any foreign affairs except for matters of trade and things which directly impact us or close allies.

Economics: Primary objective should be to make America self-sufficient again. It's a huge country with plenty of resources and workers that are being underutilized. Raise import taxes to make it unprofitable for big companies to continue outsourcing jobs, thus forcing them to bring factories back over here and open up more jobs for U.S citizens. We also need to toss out the "right to work" nonsense that's gripped nearly half the country, labor unions are primary. (What's the odds I'd be called a communist for this?)

Politics: Top priority is combating voter apathy. When nearly half your population never votes in important elections you have a serious problem. Need to find new ways to encourage people to vote. It's also time to get rid of the two-party system. The war between Republicans and Democrats is probably the biggest obstacle to anything good happening. The U.S has third-parties with good ideas, they just need to actually have a chance to get their voices out.

For those who don't like reading a lot,here's the TL;DR version: "No more world police, make more jobs, get third parties"

Feel free to respond to my ideas and/or post your own. All I ask is that you be constructive.
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 17:59:28

HomeLess
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Well I could care less about America to be completely honest and it will only be a matter of time before their position within the world stage is taken over by Russia and/or China. However I completely agree with you that they need to stop meddling in other people's affairs.
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 18:32:44


Lawlz
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Korea pls go
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 18:50:29


OttomanEmpire
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I won't be surprised if a flame war happens in this thread, but I almost agree with everything you said Eklipse.
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 18:54:37


God
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Fixing the USA, one 9/11 at a time!
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 19:49:43


King C******* V 
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We have to get involved because nobody else knows how to be a great nation or wants to help.

and...

Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 19:50:52


Bane 
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uSA! USA! USA!
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 20:05:00


[₩Ů£F] £Ų€ÏĐ ĎŔĒÅMĘŘ
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Think of USA like Rome. We started small. Ward our overlords (Romulus and Remus kill the king of abola and founded rome) wares our neighbors. Got I everybody's business claiming we are civilization. Everybody fears us after we control masses of land. But after a while of doing nothing we became weak and People hated us and killed us. Nice to know the path america will go to.
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 20:08:02


King C******* V 
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We are nothing like Rome hahaha

Everybody on here is so stupid

Edited 3/28/2015 20:08:32
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 20:09:09


shyb
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you have to curb corruption before there can be any talk about solutions. foreign policy is entirely dictated by the interests of corporations. the economy keeps cycling through the same problems because the banking industry does not want anything to change. and the two party system has a stranglehold on politics because of the money being donated by corporations. people would feel less apathetic if republicans and democrats actually worked for the citizens and/or 3rd party candidates actually had a chance to win.

repealing citizens united would be a big first step.
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 20:17:16


[₩Ů£F] £Ų€ÏĐ ĎŔĒÅMĘŘ
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We are nothing like Rome hahaha

I can get detailed if you want
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 20:17:57


skourby
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i think the main problem with the US is that it hass an extremly inefficient government. a new one needs to be built from the ground up, with a bigger department of treasury
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 20:21:04


Nex
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If we were like Rome, then we'd have split into West and East USA and then barbarians from Canada would invade the West.
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 21:24:47


Darth Darth Binks
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I agree that we need to not get involved in other countries' affairs, but IS realy needs to be dealt with. They killed every American hostage they had. They burned over 40 Iraqi soldiers to death. They killed 21 Christians because they were Christian. They are using babies for target practice. The US has power. Those with power should have the responsibility of using it at least against these excuses for humans.

Edited 3/28/2015 21:25:05
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 22:46:29


Жұқтыру
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Ah, but you see, Boko Haram is doing roughly the same thing - and yet, noone is talking about bombing Boko Haram for some reason.

The Levant is a horrible theode, certainly, but America isn't intervening for the same reason that China and Russia aren't: More hatred to the theode that attacks; potential terrorism spike.
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 22:49:12


Bane 
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*Tries to help the world, is called out for interfering
*Helps out less, gets called a hypocrite
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 23:23:05


bruce200
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First of all; I also agree in principal with Eklipse, I have been voting for many years now, voted Libertarian most Presidential elections but it is flustraiting trying to convince others to vote 3rd party, and most young people these days are uninformed and don't care or don't vote at all. Second I got sidetracked: when you picked a name like King Clit I think you lost the authority to call others stupid and be taken seriously
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 23:30:06


Bane 
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but hes a king, clearly he has a lot of authority.
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 23:30:34


Жұқтыру
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Voting is rigged, anyway.
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 23:37:52


Major General Smedley Butler
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X thats bullshit, we can convince people without them knowing; vote rigging is for noobs
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 23:41:23


bruce200
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Martian, We are arming Isis, our foreign policy in the middle east is basically this: Keep all the Arabic countries off balance and weak. The English and the USA have both been doing just that for 100 or more years, Lybia and Egypt were overthrown by rebels we armed who have ties to Al-Quada (spelling not my long suit, sorry), We are still arming the rebels, hell we armed the group who attacked on 9-11. too much is kept quiet under national security umbrella , and those who say it could not be kept secret , someone would talk are right!!!! People have talked; been fired , been assassinated in the media or quietly assassinated for real; few are listening, no one wants to admit how bad it has become. So yes get our troops out of other countries, stop sending arms to others, stop investing in countries who don't practice democracy . that would help a lot.
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/28/2015 23:49:27


Kur
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Voting is incredibly important. You cannot change a nation without votes (aside from civil war [which still requires votes to begin]). Lets say you do vote, whats the next problem? Being informed. When each election rolls around, almost every party will post their agenda on their respective website. Just 10 mins skimming over each agenda can show you how different each party will operate. I once did a report on the Republican and Democrat agendas during the 2012 elections. It was very easy to tell what each party believed and how they prioritized the topic.

Then after you're informed, then you use your power as a citizen to vote. You push people who hurt the nation out of office. After that then the slow process of reform begins. From here you, the citizen, are in a position to watch to see how well your elected leaders operate. You can see if your leaders will keep the promises they made during their campaign. If they break all or most of the promises they made then obviously that means they dont really care. They shouldn't be in office. Staying informed takes an hour for every 4 years. Its not very hard but its very important.

But hey, thats just my thought.
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/29/2015 03:48:52


[₩Ů£F] £Ų€ÏĐ ĎŔĒÅMĘŘ
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^it's better to be informed first, then vote.

We should do as rome did. Have 2 presidents and only 1 year terms. That way they have a competitor and are both pushed to do great thing quickly.
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/29/2015 18:18:47


Genghis 
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And a Roman-style senate of class divide.

Optimates,oh optimates... where to even start with those.
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/29/2015 19:07:31

Elroi{IL}
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I think that the United States as a world power needs help, and well it helps, although there since the rise of Obama foreign policy was really lagging, I'm beginning to think he was trying to dismantle states or sell them all in the Middle East Iranians,,,, it is not really clear, now has war in Yemen, and it supports making an agreement with the Iranians, to arm the terrorist do Shi'ite rebels in Yemen, but supports Sunni Arab countries bombed in Yemen Shiites, I'm starting to think they incite countries to sell weapons,,,,,
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/29/2015 22:59:29


❤HankyPinky
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Eclipse, I fully agree with your sentiments. Anyone can point out problems, but that isn't useful unless there is a solution being worked towards. Thank you for making this thread.

I also agree with you on your politics sections, for sure. shyb hit the nail on the head, corporations (the "1%") control the elections with all the money they dump. Our hope is that they decide who gets in the running and who wins, but it is much worse than that. Big money isn't donated, it is being sold. They give loads of money to both candidates before the election, and when either wins they get their return. The elected official now does what the money tells him/her to do. That's why politicians are known for their empty promises, and that's why people don't vote. If somehow the messages of 3rd parties were heard, this same thing would soon happen to them.

So how do we fix this?

One possible solution is to outlaw political donations. Any candidate known to have accepted a donation or used his/her own money to help him/her win the election would immediately forfeit the election. Dispersal of positive and negative political messages would not be allowed. All candidates would be given equal air time in debates, equal air time monologuing alone in front of a camera, each candidate's website would be set up by the same government committee.

I like this solution, but "Big Money" wouldn't and I'm sure they would tell people the constitution is against it.
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/29/2015 23:13:18


[₩Ů£F] £Ų€ÏĐ ĎŔĒÅMĘŘ
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All parties should be Givin at least 1 chair of power
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/29/2015 23:20:26


Thomas 633
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back to back world war champs

more like back to back arriving late for the world war champs
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/29/2015 23:42:42


Eklipse
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more like back to back arriving late for the world war champs

Gotta make that dramatic entrance.
Fixing the U.S.A: 3/29/2015 23:48:02


Thomas 633
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Edited 3/29/2015 23:48:32
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