The Five Principles for a Congress of the People

As long as the American government is malfunctioning and the $3.6trillion it spends is being channeled by the whim and desire of a tiny, tiny minority of Americans – our future is in jeopardy. (0.05% of Americans fund 86% of elections)

We start with the House of Representatives, we return this to the people and make it function as it was intended.  This is the way forward, this is the path to a better tomorrow for us and our children.

These five principles are designed to foster civil service in our Congress.  We need good folks doing the will of the American people in our House again.

Principle 1: Move away from the Republican and Democratic parties.  They’ve become something much more like large corporations than political parties and they are designed to make money and keep power instead of doing what is right for the American people.

Principle 2: More candidates who take small donations.  This means you, as a voter, have to go out and find them.  And if you’re thinking about running for Congress on small donations to fight corruption: Do it!

Principle 3: No Pac or Super Pac money.  If a candidate in your area is accepting this kind of dirty money: Don’t vote for them.  Make sure you cast your vote for a representative that is clean. 

Principle 4: Real people in our Congress.  One of the biggest problems we face is an insulated and detached permanent political class in Washington DC.  We need real Americans to run for Congress, win, spend up to 8 years in office, and then leave public service and go back to whatever it was they were doing before they were elected.  No lobbying job, no Washington reporting job.  Just back to work.  Let the next independent, small money candidate come in and do their years of service.

Principle 5:  Hold people accountable.  Too often our current corrupted Representatives get themselves off the hook with a bribe they’ve taken or a lobbying job they’ve secured using the power we’ve given them as representatives of US.  Our Congress returns to the people only when we’ve nailed down the offenders and made them answer for their crimes.

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