How do we do this? Once elected, many office holders become 'career politicians' and are able to build a system of support around them. Then the concern is more about re-election, fundraising, and quid pro quo with special/corporate/foreign interests.
Term limits has been suggested many times but you will never get Congress to agree to it. The voters could limit their terms but they don't seem to have the will to do so. Especially those who look to that candidate as a source of resource transfers for their benefit.
As far as abuse of power, hiding wrong doing, obstruction, and lack of action- look no further than the media. Our journalists are not objective and the media is dominated by the left. They either fear for their careers or willfully act as operatives for the preferred party. They fail to fulfill their traditional role. This is why alternative news sources are on the rise.
Nepotism is rife on both sides- siblings, spouses, children are given six figure salaries and that should not be. What about the close ties between the members of last administration and the media? There were quite a few siblings and spouses. Conflict of interest? I think so.
I need more information for this one. Let's use for an example, Trump's promise to build a wall. How far down the chain of command does this penalty go? Governors, mayors, dog catchers? Anyone who is a member of the same party?
Look at the activist judges blocking our president's Executive Orders- cha- ching!
If a candidate makes a legitimate campaign promise and has the support of their party, but is unable to fulfill this because the opposition party blocks it, refuses to fund it, or the promise turns out to take longer than projected- the president and X number of party members are forced to forfeit ten percent of their wealth?
After you confiscate this money- where does it go? Does the opposition get to dip into this slush fund? Do you cut a check for each voter? Wouldn't this be an incentive for more obstruction and encourage people to work against the candidate for profit?
Wouldn't this guarantee that only the extremely wealthy, well connected, and corrupt are able to run for office? Who else would be willing to take this risk?
Interesting post, Pud- but this does not sound like a Representative Republic or in keeping with our constitution.
I'm on my phone atm, so can't answer. But I will try to later.