Ban Private Campaign Finance in America: Restore Democracy to The Republic

The United States of America has an election system that undermines equal representation, fosters and maintains an auctioneering environment, and puts the power of politics squarely and unequivocally in the hands of the wealthy and corrupt--at the expense of the vast majority of the electorate. We demand a constitutional convention and amendment to the constitution to halt this at breakneck speed: 1. We want publicly-funded, equal-time candidate presentations and debates. 2. We want privately-financed campaigns and campaign contributions banned. Wealth buying influence is not free-speech, it's corruption. That's common sense. If elections were publicly funded, they would be cheap, and no one could command more influence than another--except in reason, honor, and integrity--the way it should be. 3. We want a nationwide standardized election system. 4. We want on-line polling options. The internet is good enough for opinion polls, university education, driver-license acquisition, healthcare enlistment, and credit-card purchases, so it's perfect for elections.

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The United States of America has an election system that undermines equal representation, fosters and maintains an auctioneering environment, and puts the power of politics squarely and unequivocally in the hands of the wealthy and corrupt--at the expense of the vast majority of the electorate. We demand a constitutional convention and amendment to the constitution to halt this at breakneck speed: 1. We want publicly-funded, equal-time candidate presentations and debates. 2. We want privately-financed campaigns and campaign contributions banned. Wealth buying influence is not free-speech, it's corruption. That's common sense. If elections were publicly funded, they would be cheap, and no one could command more influence than another--except in reason, honor, and integrity--the way it should be. 3. We want a nationwide standardized election system. 4. We want on-line polling options. The internet is good enough for opinion polls, university education, driver-license acquisition, healthcare enlistment, and credit-card purchases, so it's perfect for elections.

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