The nation is so divided along political lines. The ideas and opinions of others are not respected as in earlier days. With political discourse so high and respect for others so low, it seems people can no longer get along, find common ground, show common courtesy, or compromise to reach agreement for the greater good or the good of the nation.
Here are some suggestions to bring back compromise and unity and to do what is best for the nation:
1. Eliminate “Reconciliation” as a vehicle to pass laws in congress. Reconciliation bypasses compromise and bipartisanship (House of Representatives)
2. Eliminate “The Nuclear Option”. This requires only a simple majority in the Senate with the Vice President breaking the tie. The nuclear option does not promote compromise or foster bipartisanship.
3. Pass term limits for congress. It exists for presidents and governors. Start with a suggestion total of 5 terms in the House or 2 Terms in the Senate. Once an elected official completes the number of years in either, they can no longer run for congress. This avoids promoting and continuing the deep state and roots for potentially deep levels of corruption. Persons serving that do not better the life of their constituents (district or state) or improve the nation, should not be re-elected. There are career elected officials in congress that have amassed fortunes in the $100s of millions of dollars. One could draw conclusions that members are in it for their personal gain not for their constituents or the nation.
4. Eliminate any adjective in front of the word “American” that narrows the definition of American, i.e., white, black, Asian, Native, LGBTQ, etc. Use adjectives like an, all, patriotic, the, etc.
5. Do not place politics, race, and the new “pronoun identity” ideas in K-12 education. Children are color blind. None of us who are alive had any say in our race or color. We are who we are.
6. Eliminate the words “race, racism” from government descriptions of persons, organizations as derogatory adjectives.
7. For any government committees or commissions formed, anyone person in office identifying any person, group, or organization as “racist” shall not be part of these commissions or committees to address racism in America. Their views are bias and predetermined and cannot have objective input.
8. The FCC and congress needs to enact regulations and laws to deal with the power, controls, targeting, censorship, and misinformation (not collaborated by at least 2 independent sources) by social and news media. They should be independent of political bias so the American public has all sides of an issue giving them the opportunity prior to casting a vote they believe will best advance the nations and its citizens.
I’m sure there are other ideas that I welcome to the forum.