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      New American Governance Proposal

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      I wanted to run this by you guys. This is a preliminary essay on how to improve government in the United States.


      Please let me know you thoughts.


      New governmental structure - a proposal to improve American governance


      Prelude:


      Considering the dysfunctional nature of the American government in the early 21st century, this proposal outlines a new structure for representative government in the United States of America.


      In brief, this new government will consist of a tripartite Congress: Oversight, Domestic, and Foreign affairs; a President who serves as head of state in a ceremonial role, and an independent Judiciary.


      Part I. Tripartite Congress


      In the new American government, Congress will consist of three (3) chambers: Oversight, Domestic Governance, and Foreign Affairs. Members of any chamber may serve for a maximum of two (2) six (6)-year terms with no accrued benefits following them after they leave office. Once the maximum time has been served in office, the official may not run for office in either of the other chambers.


      The Oversight chamber will be charged with maintaining and enforcing ethical and lawful standards among elected officials at all levels of the Federal government and Judicial officials and personnel. No one elected to this chamber may have ever had a felony conviction at any time for any crime.


      The Domestic Governance chamber will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the government previous run by cabinet members under the old Executive branch of government. This chamber will also be required to produce an annual budget in a timely manner before a new fiscal year begins.


      The Foreign Affairs chamber is responsible for diplomatic relations with other nations and foreign territories, similar to what the responsibilities of the old State Department were. This chamber may also issue declarations of war subject to approval by the other chambers.


      Leaders of each chamber must always act in a nonpartisan manner and not abridge the rights or responsibilities of the other chambers.


      Part II. President


      The new government shall have a head of state known as the President of the United States of America. This person will be directly elected by the people of the United States. A person seeking this office must be born in the United States or one of its directly-controlled territories, including military and diplomatic sites wherever they exist. Furthermore, candidates for this office must disclose a minimum of 10 years’ worth of complete tax returns within 90 days of announcing their candidacies. Failure to do so will automatically remove the offending person from all state ballots. The person may not be selected as a “write-in” candidate either. Such votes will be null and void at the time of voting tabulation.


      The President will be able to nominate judges for any and all Federal Courts and the Domestic Governance chamber must hold hearing on the nominee within 30 days of being named or the person will assume the role for which he or she was nominated.


      There will not be a “Vice President” in this government. If a President dies or is permanently incapacitated, Congress must agree on a replacement and approve that person within 30 days of the Presidency being vacated. The relevant domestic and foreign duties of the President shall be conducted by the Domestic Governance and Foreign Affairs chambers as applicable in the interim.


      Part III. Judiciary


      The Judiciary will be an independent branch of government, conducting its own affairs but subject to Congressional oversight. As mentioned above, the President may nominate judges for any Federal court and the Domestic Governance chamber of Congress will confirm or not the nominees.


      The Judiciary will be able to impose taxes or fees as the result of a court case, but not for the purpose of submitting a case unless deemed fraudulent as defined by professional judicial bodies separate from the Judiciary.


      The Judiciary shall consist of a Supreme Court headed by a Chief Justice and 11 Associate Justices. All Supreme Court justices must have at least 10 years’ experience as a judge in the Federal judicial system before being eligible to serve on the Supreme Court.


      All justices in the Judiciary are also required to follow law and precedent while allowing for current social conditions to ensure justice is delivered as a result of court actions. Any hint of partisan influence in decision-making will void the decision.

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          James Ascher
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          You would have to get past the treason charges part first, and then get all the states on board.

          It would never happen I much prefer we had real equal rights, a way to keep Trumps out of the presidency, a means to keep bad judges off the bench, and keep racist, perverts, and con artist, and predatory people out of the White House.


          It would also help if certain things that the Hill creates, or causes could never affect the people negatively only the Government at the top. Maybe take their wages away when they don't agree instead of shutting down the Government. If they don't get paid then they pay a fine.


          We use to have a eithics committee but somehow those at top were able to have them run with half funding and no big person behind the desk. This is also one of the problems. If they had of caught wind of Trumps crap with the Security clearances they could of nailed that before it got out of hand and Trumps family wouldn't have posh jobs at the White House along with 25 or so others having a field day on the US secrets.


          Protections in our Constitution that should of helped the people, the immigrants, and the White House were ignored, and they shouldn't of been, and no Party affiliated person, nor family member should of been able to do harm to our Nation so easily as the Trumps have done. We have protocols to follow and every President follows them, or they are out the door. What they have done along with the GOP blessings is deplorable. It should be an event that we see quite a few go to jail. They have done much damage to us as a Nation, but they have also done much to divide us.


          Our Constitution says "we the people" and this is our first clue to get something done if we press charges against those that have done the damage we should tell the Courts that these people who did the damage did their best to divide us, and the Constitution clearly protects all of us from that division.


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          We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


          Trump even trashed our Preamble. We should fix it so it will not happen again. I don't care if they have to learn and recite the preamble word for word before they get their jobs.

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              Ghostolini
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              Right, I understand. One of the reasons I proposed a separate Oversight chamber was to ensure ethical and legal standards were met and enforced.


              The proposal is about the structure of government but would need to exist under a different Constitution from what we have.


              I wrote a proposed Constitution last year and submitted it on Yabberz to mostly good reviews.


              I'm going to rework the current proposal and see what people think.

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                      James Ascher
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                      I like that you think outside the box. One thing, for your Tripartite Congress or the current Congress as we know it one thing seems to be missing. No where do those who serve have to meet any qualifications pertaining to their job. Age and citizenship aren't really qualifications but rather requirements and we may be no better off no matter how we want to restructure our Government without qualified people to fill those positions.

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                          Richard Caslon
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                          Thanks for sponsoring!


                          Yes, I intended to set up a structure different from what we have.


                          As a draft, I'm open to suggestions on improving the proposal. I'm going to work on this and resubmit it for Yabberz readers.


                          If nothing else, it will stimulate discussion.

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                                  James Ascher
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                                  So Ruth Ginsberg and Kagan would both be rejected from the court?

                                  Your system would absolutely not work. No nation on earth has a legislative body handle foreign affairs. There is a reason for that.

                                  Then there is the issue of getting a new constitution approved. This reduces the power of about 60% of the states. Why would they ratify?

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                                      nelson humphreys
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                                      In my proposed structure, Congress isn't just a legislative body. It acts more like a parliament and a bureaucracy but does have a legislative component to it in the Domestic Governance segment.

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                                              nelson humphreys
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                                              "No nation on earth has a legislative body handle foreign affairs."

                                              A bit of a stretch, nelson. At least in this country, no treaty with any foreign power takes effect until it is ratified by the Senate, and only the Congress has the power to declare war and to regulate commerce with foreign nations.

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