Comment: Getting Congress

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Getting Congress

Getting congress to actually declare wars, by having its members vote is a step in the right direction, because at least the war would be legal. However, from a representative standpoint, a vote by the elites does not give the declaration of war any true legitimacy.

I would say that the people must have the ability to override any declaration of war, any treaty, or any legislative act, via referendum. As well, the people need the ability to recall any public official, for all 3 branches, especially appointees. Lastly, something must be done to re-establish the credibility of the voting process.

Without these changes (and perhaps more), I don't see how the American people will ever again trust the US government with even the most trivial functions, much less war.