Monday, October 16, 2006

We can publicly finance our elections.

The United States is going to spend 42 million to "influence" the Palestinian election.

If the United States would stop meddling in the free elections of other countries and allow the citizens in those country the right of self-determination without outside interference....we could divert all of that money used worldwide to finance our own elections. (That 42 million is a drop in the bucket compared to what they are allegedly spending in South America to influence elections in Brazil, Venezuela and Nicaragua) This would include the money that is spent to spread "propaganda journalism" around the world; propaganda that finds its way back to the USA to distort the viewpoints of US citizens.

Besides the goodwill this will one wants another country interfering with their election process...except, perhaps, for the small 1% "elite" minority at the top.

with public financing other countries (for example China and Israel) would no longer be able to "influence" US elections. There will no longer be justification for our elected representatives to take money or gifts for anyone.

Oh my gosh, this could be the end of the corporations controlling the American government.

It seems like a win win situation to me.


beachmom1 said...

Hey Mosquito,

You'll be relieved to know that Riverbend has a new post, so she's alive. But it sounds like she is in despair.

Just thought you'd want to know.

Va Breeze said...

It would be great if money wasn't the main considertion for running for office. Just imagine all the great people who would run.