The money that determines the outcome of elections is responsible for virtually every major problem that America faces today.
Most of the major domestic problems faced by America today either fundamentally stem from, or are held in place by, the impact of money in the political process. This information comes as no surprise to many. There may be argument over the details, but there is little question that money—especially corporate money—plays too large a role in the American political system.
By “get the money out of politics”, I mean “make money irrelevant to elections”. This article explains why it is so vitally necessary to do so.
The fundamental rule of gamesmanship is that if you can’t win the game you’re playing, change the game! In this case, corporations are running the government, citizens have virtually no voice, and third party candidates are frozen out of the political process. That’s a process we can change, and one that we need to change.
Clearly, a voting advice system would have a resounding effect on democracy that would reverberate through the corridors of government. But is such a thing possible? Can we build it? And if we do, will people use it? The answer is, “Yes!”
A Voting Advice System has the capacity to make money irrelevant to elections and break the stranglehold that corporate money has on the political process. That change, in turn, would break the log jam that currently makes it virtually impossible to solve the pressing problems that confront our civilization, and that imperil our very survival.