MY TAKE: It's time to rethink how we elect our leaders
It is no secret that politicians are often influenced by big businesses and their agendas. The sad truth is that they often prioritize their own interests over those of the people they represent. The media also plays a role in this corruption by pushing certain narratives and agendas that align with the interests of big businesses. As a result, the true issues facing our country are often overshadowed by irrelevant distractions.
|How about ALL MONEY out of politics
It is concerning that there has been a lack of discussion on policy or issues relating to the entire population and politicians currently in office. Despite all the ongoing problems and other pressing national concerns, there seems to be a focus on divisive rhetoric rather than meaningful dialogue. The lack of attention to national issues is disconcerting and raises questions about the priorities of our leadership. As citizens, we should demand that our elected officials prioritize the needs of the country as a whole and engage in constructive conversation about the issues that affect us all.
- The elimination of lobbyists, political parties, and all forms of funding for candidates. Furthermore, we suggest that the electoral college be eliminated, with popular votes being the sole measure of success.
- We also propose that there be no campaigning in any form, with major penalties for those who break this rule. Additionally, we suggest an age limit of 65 years old and a term limit of two 4-year terms for all candidates.
- We suggest that all candidates must submit a RESUME based on experience and education, with at least a master's degree in political science, public administration, or a related field. All candidates must take and pass an extended physical and mental exam.
- We propose the creation of a special tax-funded, non-commercial TV studio setup and used only for political debates, which is free and accessible to everyone.
- The engagement in interviews with any media source is strictly prohibited. Any candidate found to be in violation of this rule will be subjected to disqualification from the election. Moreover, the media outlet responsible for conducting such an interview will be fined accordingly.
- All submitted topics, questions, and responses must be supported by factual resources. It is imperative that all information presented during these debates is fact-checked extensively to ensure accuracy and avoid misinformation. This measure is being taken to promote transparency and uphold the integrity of the democratic process. All candidates will be required to take this requirement seriously and come prepared with well-researched and factually-supported arguments.
- Additionally, we suggest that no more than 10 approved candidates participate in extensive debates and answer questions submitted by the people. The people will vote electronically for the candidates they feel are the most qualified, until there are only two standing.