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Elected leaders only partially represent us, and often cater to special interests, instead of doing what is best for our Nation.
Cory Suter, February 16, 2012 at 11:32 AM ST
My Father-in-law spent months carefully crafting text for the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, only to have a sizable portion of the law changed by two rogue Congressman right before the bill went to a vote and became law. Even Congressman don't know the ...
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Alchohol is bad mmkay
Anonymous, October 31, 2011 at 6:39 PM DT
In lots of ways
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The voter turnout rate is very low.
Kyle Halgerson, October 31, 2011 at 4:39 PM DT
The voter turnout in the 2010 federal elections was less than 42%. As the majority of eligible voters do not vote, the majority of the democratic power in the US is concentrated in the far wings of the political spectrum that are politically motivate...
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The prohibition laws surrounding cannabis do more harm than good individuals and society as a whole.
Anonymous, October 31, 2011 at 12:36 AM DT
Despite being less harmful than both alcohol and tobacco, cannabis is still illegal. This pushes the plant into the unregulated black market and helps fund cartels.
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People need to wake up and learn to think for themselves. The mainstream media has an agenda. Don't listen to them.
Anonymous, October 30, 2011 at 10:29 PM DT
Ignorant America is going down the drain
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Process of writing legislation is opaque and difficult to track, with large bodies of text attributed to large numbers of people.
Anonymous, October 16, 2011 at 12:47 AM DT
When I read legislation, I frequently find myself wanting to understand the motivations behind the living document. I'd love to know who added what, and what paragraphs were highly edited (suggesting meticulous wording or outside intervention).
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Courts are so inefficient and slow that average citizens' problems have no reasonable hope of being resolved
Aaron Greenspan, October 15, 2011 at 1:26 PM DT
Small claims court is a real pain in the neck to deal with if you have a job or at all value your time. Nothing is on-line, everything gets rejected for the smallest technical reason, and it's a very opaque process in general.
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Legislators don't read the laws they vote for
Aaron Greenspan, October 13, 2011 at 5:03 PM DT
The Dodd-Frank Act and the Durbin Amendment are perfect examples. Dodd-Frank was something like 2,000 pages long.
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Require All Federal and State Laws, Bills and Executive Orders To Be Provided Publicly in a Standard Digital Format
Aaron Greenspan, October 10, 2011 at 2:57 AM DT
Making PlainSite would be a lot easier if we didn't have to parse 50+ different file formats for different jurisdictions.
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