Forum Post: plutocracy
Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 21, 2011, 5:28 p.m. EST by rvbourque
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We cannot rescue our democracy from the plutocracy which now exists without a change in our campaign laws. All campaigns should be publically financed and there should be a time limit on campaigns. No other country has to endure the marathon campaigns we suffer. Of course accomplishing this would require a Constitutional Amendment, since the Supreme Court has seen fit to declare that money is speech and cannot be restricted. Only the members of Congress could accomplish this; what hope do we have? You would think that they would welcome not having to spend such a large percentage of their time fundraising, but I am afraid they like the present system. Still, I think this is a demand that should be made.
article 5 convention and a whole brand new occupy political party are the dual solutions which we now need to focus on or lose energy.