All right, Democrats: if you’re serious about “looking forward, not back” then at the very least you should use these past four years as a learning experience and strengthen some things we took for granted.

How about:

- Require all future Presidential candidates to disclose 10 years of tax returns

- Draw a line in the sand about when it’s acceptable to nominate SCOTUS replacements & stick to it

- Better yet, get rid of lifetime SCOTUS appointments & make it a 10-year limit

- Have a serious discussion about abolishing the Electoral College. (It’s just affirmative action for red states now; if they want a seat at the table, they should have to fairly compete in the marketplace of ideas.)

- Strengthen punishment for overt sedition

- I keep coming back to the way the Senate Republicans virtually bear-hugged Trump to protect him during the impeachment hearings; as it stands, I am unsure what rules we could implement to prevent this from happening in the future & am open to suggestions


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