Completely remove money from the campaign process. My invention:Submitted by tonym on Sat, 06/22/2013 - 11:06
Now, instead of the candidates having to come to the people, the people can just sit down at their computer, lookup who's running and see what they're about. No need for fundraising. No corporate middleman/certifier. Easy peasy. I'm thinking about calling this invention the Internet. What do you think? Will people use it?
This has nothing to do with restricting campaign financing. I'm talking about changing old harmful habits which could render that financing useless (even potentially harmful, reputation-wise). The horse & buggy was part of the free market too, but the automobile obsoleted that. But what if the h & b industry had enough power over the people to suppress the significance of the automobile, to minimize its importance and effectively "talk" the public out of it? Would you fight for it or would you just continue to play the old way that benefits them and ensures they win every time?
As it stands, we're giving the job to manage our money to the people who can blow through the most money. Does that sound like something the public really wants?
The solution is already here. We either accept it is our burden to get people to use it (REALLY use it) or we accept to lose.