the US is a mix of capitalism and socialism lol.
we have been for decades
and now facism.
with socialism on the decline?
oh and about the question. hell i don't know WHAT i am. i take tests and quizzes and ask people and come up even on all of them and with no real answers. i guess i'm just mixed up and looking for a niche.
the way i vote is for the candidate who most closely and best represents me, and i believe everyone should be educated on the issues and do the same.
we should do away with political parties period and also go to a direct democracy, eliminating the electoral college., and with direct online voting.
it should be illegal to say who's a republican and who's a democrat and who's a libertarian and who's green and who's a nazi. this would force people to look at the individuals and what they stand for, because after all should be representing our wishes and desires and carrying out policy accordingly.
every candidate should get a campaign fund, in proportion to the office they are seeking and should be allowed to spend no more than that. every candidate should also have to disclose their taxes and any affiliations with companies within a set time period and desribe their other job or jobs and what proportion of time they have to give to the elected position. (i think we do some of this now?)
the platform each candidate stands for should be spelled out clearly in plain english (and spanish now i guess lol) on a predetermined format so we're comparing apples to apples. this should be distributed well ahead of time via mail, public forum, online, and in newspapers, with welfare checks, with pension checks, with foodstamps and wic. there should be and debates on television and radio with real people asking the hard questions. this way every voter has an easy way to be educated on the issues and platforms and candidates.
if, once in office, the elected official deviates from the issues or platform, there should be an automatic recall clause if a set percentage of constituents says "you're fired." this too would be done by direct vote and goes goes for all elected officials, from the county roads supervisor on up to the president. oh and if the president gets fired, so does the vp, unless the vp was elected separately, which should happen as well...the vp runs just like any other elected official...no coattail riding anymore. this might force some cooperation and inhibit coercion.
anyway...so what am i? a zebra with pink and purple stripes huh? lol!