I was awakened by fear, a fear of money.
This fear is highly questionable, who would be afraid of something that our society revolves around? Well, that very focus of wealth is what frightens me. There was a statistic in Capitalism: A Love Story, a revealed Citigroup memo calmly stated”Less than 1% of all Americans control 95% of the wealth … America should move to a plutocracy.”
Plutocracy: A system of government whereby wealth and the benefits that wealth accrues lead to a concentration of power in the hands of those with disproportionate access to financial resources.
This system of government would greatly benefit the very wealthy and further hurt, more so than they already are, the middle class, lower class, and those in poverty. Even if this system of government never officially comes into effect it can still become, and already may be, the official doctrine of the United States. After all elections in this country are not won, they are bought.
Opensecrets.com says that, “In 93 percent of House of Representatives races and 94 percent of Senate races that had been decided by mid-day Nov. 5, the candidate who spent the most money ended up winning.”
People should win based on their values, not about how much money they can gather. So waht is the answer to my midnight fear? Well, I’ll tell you.
We ,must outlaw political race spending.
Ah yes, you are looking for an explanation. Instead of having each party running its own campaign we eliminate all separate campaigns. All aspiring politicians have to is sign up for the office they are running for and the government takes care of the rest. Politicians only have to gather signatures, the more signatures they get the more advertisement they will receive. Nothing flashy, not fancy slogans or bold lies. More airtime in public government debates. The federal government will host public debates, that everyone can come to or view over television, and it is there that the politicians will rise and fall and candidates for each party will be decided.
Debates have always been the best way for Americans to get to know their candidates, so why shouldn’t it also be the primary way? Politicians tend to dance around controversial issues today;under the pressure of a public debate they are forced to take stances on the issues that matter most to Americans. It will allow the voters to genuinely see who they are voting for.
How will the debates be arranged? There are dozens if not hundreds of “candidates” who petition each year for the Office of President or a seat Congress or numerous minor offices. Initially, those with the most signatures in each state will debate, and those with fewer signatures will also converse in separate debates. There will be several layers of debates, based on how many thousands of signatures that can are gathered. If those in the lower debate receive more signatures, for greater approval ratings, they will be vaulted up to the higher debates. If those in higher debates are surpassed they get kicked down to the lower debates. The politicians with the strongest voice and the best ideas, that match up best with the people voting for him (who represent the majority), emerge on top.
From there, the parties will have their own private votes on who they are going to support; they are by no means forced to go by these debates, but I do believe it will be high recommended. The best politicians will be given the opportunity for success, not the politicians with the most money (as it is today).
More debates will ensue, to monitor America’s opinion on the politicians. Statements will be made, lines will be drawn, and expectations will be set. In the end, the voters will have an honest opinion of their each of their candidates and will be able to vote without being blinded by false advertisements. In this manner the politician with the strongest voice and whose values best sync up with the majority of the American people will be elected into the offices that matter the most.
With the best possible politicians in every seat in government America will reach a Golden Age, full of splendor. In addition to having the best men and women to run its government the American people and hundreds of corporations will no longer be throwing their money at potential candidates. Everyone will be a little richer.
That doesn’t sound too bad, despite the fact I thought it up at 3AM. Night, now that idea is written out I can finally get some sleep.