I’ll keep this short and sweet. Here are my proposals:
1 – Repeal the 17th Amendment. Return election of State Senators to the States.
2—Restore the original method of electing the President: the State legislatures vote on 2 people: one from their State and one from outside their State. Those 2 votes are then sent to the Congress to be counted. The most votes is President, the second highest vote count becomes VP.
3 – Make voting dependent upon ownership of property or service in the armed forces during a time of armed conflict.
4 – Select Congressmen by lottery. The pool will consist of ALL eligible voters (property owners and veterans of armed conflict). Every 2 years, a lottery is held and the person selected becomes the Congressman or woman for that district.
5 – Amend the Constitution to read that ANY law passed by the Federal government must be constructed in such a way as to apply equally to ALL American citizens. NO group – especially Congress or Federal employees – may EVER be exempted from a Federal law.
[One possible addition would be the repeal of the 16th Amendment as it can be used to differentiate between Americans according to income, as well as to force desired behavior based on tax policy — neither of which are in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence and/or the U.S. Constitution.]
There you go: 5 easy steps to solving lobbyists, money in politics, term limits, career politicians, Party politics and uninformed voters and/or thieves using their votes to send people to Washington to steal from one citizen and give to them. These changes would have the added benefit of making educational reform an imperative as it would become necessary to better educate ALL citizens because anyone could potentially be called on to serve in government.