posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 11:57 AM
Its possible, but only with major political reform. That reform will not happen because those in power intend to stay in power.
One quick reform example:
Restrict all campaign contributions to the district in which the elected official is running. For example, a congressman would only be able to raise
money from people/businesses in that congressional district he represents, and from no one/nowhere else.
This would limit the influence of PACs (they would essentially need a physical presence in every district to wield the same influence as now), limit
the influence of big business/unions (the individual branches/locals could donate to the rep in the district, but the big national money could not),
and reduce the influence of the NATIONAL PARTIES (RNC & DNC), because they would not be allowed to except national money and distribute it down to the
local districts, simply because the money did not get generated from within the district.
This first reform would lead the way to getting us some politicians that actually represent their district, leading to more reforms like needing a 60%
majority to win an election (including a "none of the above" ballot option) or else the election needs to be rerun. Or a reform like going back to
Senators appointed by and representing the state their from. (so as federal mandates that push the cost onto the states without the states having
anything to say would stop)
Just a few thoughts, I have a million more on fixing the American system.
True political reform would be a painful, hard, and long (20 years?) process, but would strengthen the nation for the years to come.