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What actions can we take to return power and attention to our congress?

We live in a unitary state. An article published by NPR on three realistic alternatives to a single president fully illustrates that. I am extensively irritated that congress wasn't the natural response to the growing problem that the American people look to the president to affect change. As I recall, early congressmen decided to name the head of state "president" as the position was intended to merely preside over the going-ons of our nation's politics. Somehow (possibly inevitably) the president has become a modern-day king, responsible for almost everything our congress once was. So, my question now is: how do we return our attention to congress? How do we re-invest power in the legislative branch of the government?

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  • Feb 19 2013: Why? The big problem is Citizens United and the big donors. How can one not respect the founding fathers?
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      Feb 19 2013: The "founding fathers" are not one group. They are two groups: The Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. I have no respect for the Federalists, and every respect for the Anti-Federalists. I can hold this position because I have investigated American history using original documents. I KNOW that Americans have been lied to in their formal educations.
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        Feb 19 2013: Well.. not quite. There were many parties. But, this aside, I am noticing you are just as pretentious - entering the conversation under a specific pretense - as the people you condemned in your original comment. I was under the impression you supported bipartisan politics. I'm also nervous about your sensationalism concerning being lied to. I commend you for having dug deeper. Others haven't.

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