Posted 3 years ago on Oct. 10, 2011, 7:26 p.m. EST by MrB
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Our "Founding Fathers" were on to something when they declared the separation of Church & State, and I think it had less to do with religion and more to do with the recognition that outside interests should not have undue influence on our political system. We need to take this a step further and fight for the separation of Private Interests & State.
A government must be free to govern, and its aim should be to govern for the benefit of the people, not the benefit of select few interests.
This is an issue around which the whole political spectrum can unite and demand. Whether you fall to the left or the right its not hard to admit that certain parties wield an immense amount of influence over our government, whether it be corporations, think-tanks, or industry lobby groups.
We need to:
- Outlaw campaign contributions and political interference from private interest groups
- Curtail lobby access to politicians and make the process more transparent
- Institute a "cool down" period between government and political work and private industry in order to shut down the "revolving door"