This is almost exactly where I'm at. Liberal because that seems to be the label that my country has put on the values of, "Not putting up with bullshit for no reason; for the love of god can we do some shit that makes some sense."
Every single thing a politician ever says should be followed by the phrase, "Citation, please." To the point that you no longer have to ask. We need to base our decisions on reality. Democracy doesn't work because people are just allowed to lie like a bathroom rug.
Also, if you're an objectively shitty person, I think it should work the same way "basing your entire platform on unverifiable bullshit" is handled. Are you a crackhead? Get into a treatment plan and prove you've got your shit together so you're not selling national secrets for $10 and shit. Are you a blackout drunk? Prove that you've got your shit together or you don't get to run. Fuck up while in office? Get fired, because this is already supposed to be a thing; we already have a perfectly serviceable back-up plan for these situations, we just don't act on it.
Likewise, no one gets to be appointed. That concept should be abolished. The electoral college, where people don't have to listen to their constituents and can just do whatever they want? Also abolished. The idea that your vote counts for more based on your geographical location like it does in the house? Abolished. One-citizen, one-vote.
Big separation of state and whatever nonsense makes you believe nonsensical bullshit- be that religion or just dumbassery that makes you think certain crystals cure cancer. Laws should be based on facts, and ever-changing as our understanding evolves. We should have a better processes in place to prevent stagnation- not the current situation based on historical precedence rather than current understanding. I would say that terms should have limits- it's ridiculous that senators can be senators for decades and that the only thing that can remove an appointed judge from office is the icy grip of death.
We should completely redo the tax code- I have a LOT to say on that, but the current one is a clusterfuck- and provide consistency from the top-down with WAY more federal oversight than we currently have. It's not fair that cities have infrastructure while rural areas are falling apart so bad half the roads are named after the devil. If we wantePost too long. Click here to view the full text.