I'm not sure why anyone who says they'll "bring change" or "make America great again" are believed. Whichever party wins the election, they'll still have to deal with the House and Senate. They can't pull a magic wand out of their ass and make huge decisions on their own. Whatever crazy vision they have for this country is probably going to stay in their head. Hell, I voted for Obama (the first time he ran) and what was his big idea? A fucking idiotic version of "universal healthcare" that just involves forcing everyone to buy private insurance? Wow, great change, so much hope! THANKS OBAMA!
Why people still have any faith in ANY candidate from ANY party is beyond me. What are the Democrats going to do if their person wins? I haven't heard any big ideas. What about Republicans? Repeal Obamacare? And replace it with what? I don't know. Probably nothing. If you're thinking that voting for a third party candidate is a good idea, stop thinking. It's not. Watch this.
I'm just kind of ranting here, but I do have a few good ideas for some ACTUAL change. Here's what I want to see.
Change the damn voting system.
Our "first past the post" voting system is stupid. Click the above link and watch that video if you haven't and you'll see why. It makes voting for a third party or "out there" candidate a completely wasted vote. You're forced to vote for one of the two main parties. I'd like to vote for my preferred candidate, not just the one that stands the most chance of winning because of a ridiculous voting system.
Term limits for Congress.
I'm not sure why the House/Senate have no term limits. They are desperately needed. Mark Twain said "Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often and for the same reason." I think it's true.
Reform the NSA.
Edward Snowden a traitor? Edward Snowden is a national hero. The traitors are working for the NSA. They violate the constitution and spy on innocent people suspected of nothing. They should, in my opinion, be put on trial for treason. So should every politician involved in allowing them to do what they're doing. It's disgraceful. I'm not trying to say that we shouldn't be able to tap a phone or read someones emails, but there should be a warrant and a DAMN good reason for doing so when it happens. If a candidate for any office doesn't share my opinion on this, I have no interest in helping them get into office. Fuck 'em.
End Citizens United.
Allowing billionaires to pump money into the system for attack ads with no accountability is ridiculous. No, money is not speech and a corporation is not a person. This needs to go ASAP.
Until we see some actual reforms in the system I see no use in voting or even keeping up with any of this mess. It'll just be different faces with the same rhetoric and empty promises as the last election cycle. Thoughts?