Public financing of elections! No campaign ads, public debates only!
airwaves are public, televised debates should be mandated.
If we have umpteen holidays in a year, are national elections not important enough to have a National Election Day??
DAN 1 commented
If one doesn't like "campaign ads" then don't look at them and mute them out.
Politicians pay lip service to public financing. But in actuality they benefit from being the middleman between the public and the corporation. Politician rightly see public financing as a lost of power to them and a gain in public power. They (politicians) don't mind, the president incluede, keeping a boot on the publics neck. No matter how much you point out the long term interest of the country as a whole. I would guess that five percent of the politicians are not selffish.
gloria lederer commented
You cannot put any kind of bill [dealing with campaign election reform] thru Congress; you must go thru a Presidential Executive Order. All the president has to do is issue an EXECUTIVE ORDER restricting the amount of money spent on election campaigns, cut all expense accounts and benefits given to these intolerable congressmen and outlaw lobbyist.
An executive order like this can be issued to save our democracy by declaring that this is a National Government Emergency. The President has the power but he won’t fight these money brokers unless we demand he do so.
All ads should be vetted for truth. Maybe by politifacts if they can be hired for it or the stations that air them. But who ever does it they have to be responsible the veracity
Simon Olesen commented
For sure Anonymous. The Fair Elections Now Act would be a good start in that direction. Tell your representatives to vote for it!