FEDERAL - STATE - LOCAL - Government Funded Campaign Financing will fix the problem
Should america allow only the extremely wealthy to run for public office?
One hundred million dollars or more qualifies you to run for office, all others need not apply. These folks got wealthy somehow, working hard, two jobs, babysitting at night, mowing lawns during the day etc. Or they are extremely smart and had a good idea which made them millions. If we get rid of all the riff-raff and only allow the wealthy to run it would make america even greater. We can count on them to be honest, they don't need more money. Will make decisions based in fact and not emotion since they are under no fiscal constraints to cloud their judgement. And finally we love to idolize the rich in america, so why not let them rule over us and protect us? If we the riff-raff treat them nicely enough they will in turn trickle down on us.
, with the add in that one has to have and show no less than 5 yrs of public services, and Understand National and International Politics and the Economic of National Municipalities. They must understand the Declaration of Independence and the Principles the Constitution is based within of how a Democratic Society Functions with a Republic System of Representative Governance. We must create FEDERAL - STATE - LOCAL "Vetting Groups"
in which any and all Lobbyist Must Submit Their Proposals
before it goes to any FEDERAL - STATE - LOCAL congressional body for vote.
The voice has to be given "to the people"!!!! Just like the Supreme Court decides which cases it will hear, "only after group review".... then we should use the same principles when we are to allow "lobbyist backed and promoted proposals" to be determined if it is to go before any FEDERAL - STATE - LOCAL voting body.
If we do this, "we take "the big money players
" out of the game of buying away the voice of the people" !!! We have "Data Systems" today which never existed before, which can be used to "publicly post these proposals", and the public voice can weigh in, on what is to be voted upon, either they agree or disagree with the "Vetting Group"... which will determine what goes forth... for vote by elected Representatives of the people's voice.
We need not be subjected to the our voices being "usurped" by big money interest which generally comes at the deficit unto the people. There is no need for use to live in a system that is prompted to be "rushed" by who has the most money.
Everyone has a Cell Phone with Data Access.... and we can develop a secure system, by pin and second tier verification that access the platform to cast our vote, we are tracked anyway, why not use it in a way that benefits us and bring the voice of the nation into the hands of the people.
We need not continue acting like its the 1800's when most could not read, and many had no idea of how to access data and information, and we had no means for mass access to be provided to the public on Policies and Programs that impact our lives.
We should get ready "now"... because better systems are coming, because the younger generation know how to use the systems, access data and they are more and more demanding a voice in what affects their lives.
When we rule out the power of lobbyist, we also help stamp out corruption and we also change the trajectory of elected office, where it is no longer a "get rich game" of sell policy and promote self interest for the sake of a payday.
We must demand "INTEGRITY" within our system of Governance and how Representative Governance Functions.