Our nation needs lots of reforms -- now

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It's past time for the government to give back the freedoms given by our Constitution and get out of everyday details of our lives.

We need to remove lawyers from the lawmaking process along with career politicians, as both become self-serving entities no matter how noble they start their public service careers -- leaving "we the people" to suffer.

Tort reform; revamping of the Food and Drug Administration, making it truly responsible for the drugs it allows on the market from a corrupt pharmaceuticals industry; and more oversight of the insurance industry would be a great start to health-care reform. The only problem with this approach is the corruption in government that brought the United States to the acute problems we presently face.

Laws and oversight by the public that severely punish those that breach public faith would have to be put in place and followed.

So-called "white-collar crime" is more devastating than the present punishments make it appear. A slap on the hand doesn't send much of a message to those who would steal all that we have -- our present state and federal government .

Bobby Cordell

North Augusta, S.C.

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justus4
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justus4 11/06/09 - 04:52 am
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Problems? What problems? We
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Problems? What problems? We don't have any problems, especially with the Constitution because everyone reads something different from it. Ol' Bobby rants about "white-collar crime" but that phrase is not mentioned in the document, but is in effect to seperate different criminals. If its not in the Constitution, where did it come from? It a useful tool to allow certain citizens to steal billions and get away, while others steal 2.95 and get 10 yrs in jail. Where is the Constitution? And what about Capitalism? Is it in the document? Ol' Bobby, along with millions of others, think they understands the document but actually are quiet shallow on the contents. The ranting article is evidence.

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WhippingPost 11/06/09 - 05:53 am
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It all started with the

It all started with the dumbing down of America. The government trained voters choose exactly who they're supposed to choose. The government system is working.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 11/06/09 - 06:12 am
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Geez JUSTUS, you want some
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Geez JUSTUS, you want some cheese to go with that whine?

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FaceTheMusic 11/06/09 - 08:00 am
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I don't have a problem with

I don't have a problem with tort reform, but the two states which have tried it have realized very little to no savings from it.

chel
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chel 11/06/09 - 10:59 am
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@southernguy08- Guess Justus

@southernguy08- Guess Justus is being his usual self everyday and all day. His reactive responses are predictable and really do a "bang up" job in solving "his people's" problems since every post is about race no matter what the topic is. Maybe he and those like minded will be nominated for the next Nobel Prize for their astute knowledge of what ails America since after all they are doing so much on positive change for their own community.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 11/06/09 - 11:15 am
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CHEL, don't forget JUSTUS'
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CHEL, don't forget JUSTUS' daily rants about the "non-minority media," usually aimed at Fox News. According to the libs, all we need is for Rush and Fox News to shut up and everything will be right in the world.

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faithson 11/06/09 - 04:12 pm
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The first thing we need to do

The first thing we need to do is keep attorneys from advertising their services in the first place. This something for nothing drivel that they put on billboards and tv adds is pure junk. The same thing can be said for the Pharmacutical companies. If you need a lawyer or a drug you should have enough sense to get it on your own... oh yea, that free speach thing.. only in America.

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