#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly
Personally, I dont think publicly funding elections is quite the answer. I think that it starts with observant voters. Unfortunately, when the members of Congress themselves dont know what they're voting on, how can you expect voters too.
Also, we need to move change our criteria for electing senators and congressmen. Senators should be chosen as they used to, by state governments. It only makes sense for a few reasons.
1. They dont have a broad and out of touch constituency.
2. They bring representation of state governments into the legislative process and would protect their interests. That nonsense in California wouldnt fly if the Senators of that state had recourse to challenge the SC on its ruling by revoking its authority to rule as it did.
3. The Senator's constituents would be professionally competent to observe their actions. In other words, it would be alot harder to pull the wool over their constituents eyes.