What are some no-brainer/why hasn’t this been implemented already ideas that would immediately improve the political system in the United States. Feel free to post your own ideas, or ideas that you’ve seen elsewhere.
Two well known ideas to get the ball rolling:
1. Term limits for all elected officials, judges and any other politically appointed positions.
Senators and Reps limited to 2 six year terms? Judges limited to 1 ten year term?
The fact that Mitch McConnell has been in the US Senate since 1985, was preceded by some guy named Walter Dee Huddleston and would have been forced out of office if term limits were in place some time around, oh I don’t know, 1996, makes it fairly obvious that Senators and Representatives should have term limits.
Other senators who have been in power for way too long:
The fact that the worst president in the history of this country will have appointed 1/3 of the members of the highest court in this nation in 4 years, and all 3 of those judges will serve for 30+ years seems like quite the oversight by the founding fathers.
2. Age limits to be elected and age limits to keep your position
You must be at least 35 years of age to be elected president, at least 30 years of age to be a Senator and 25 to be a Rep. No minimum age requirement to serve on the Supreme Court!
You should not be allowed to run for office if you are over 60 years old. If you are in office at the time of your 60th birthday, you are not allowed to seek re-election after your term is up.
Feinstein is 87 years old
Grassley is 87 years old
Sixty-nine out of one hundred US senators are over 60 years old