Seriously, this nation not only needs a viable third party but many viable parties. I think many of the problems we are facing can be directly attributed to the "old boy network" consisting of both Democrats and Republicans having a stanglehold on the politics of this country.
Here's my proposal, anyone we vote for must support the following:
- Term limits on how long you can hold office, 1 term for senators and 2 terms for Representatives.
- Line item veto for the President.
- Campaign finance reform and strictly curtail the amount that can be collected. e.g. a donation of $100 can be made to each canidate from one individual and we'll eliminate all contributions from business and lobbying groups.
- No more subsidization of any business, let them sink or swim on their own... See ethanol.
- Total elimination of the current IRS and tax structure and Implementation of flat national income/sales tax. Severe penalties for those found flaunting it.
- Mandatory video feeds live and permanently archived from all forms of government.
- Increased and severe penalties any politician accepting bribes or found to be doing anything illegal. e.g you rob a bank while in office the maximum penalty is doubled and mandatory.
That's for starters....