I know, I know. You read a title like that and go
But bear with me. There's a madness to my method. Now we all know about Dylan Ratigan's "Take the money out of politics" petition. But that still leaves the petty games that people play for the tiniest orts of perceived power.
And that will continue to prevent progress from being made, even if all elections were publicly funded.
I think the reason this happens is because of the perpetual election cycle. It has become all about who's in control. Who has the power. And they will destroy anyone or anything that gets in the way of themselves and a perceived political advantage.
But we elect them to govern.
It is their RESPONSIBILITY to govern.
But you know, I wonder if they actually KNOW how to govern. We all know how it works. People like the Koch brothers and ALEC write the legislation. They put the words in the mouths of their puppets. They believe what they're TOLD they believe.
I wonder what these people or their replacements would believe if they got no money to believe in it?
If there are no rewards for "playing politics", perhaps there will be actual governance. After all, politics is what you do to get elected. Governing is what you do once you win.
Anyway, that's my little mini soapbox for today.