10 Reforms That Would Improve American Government Immediately

Steve Shives, in American Chronicle, includes in his wish-list two reforms related to third parties. One of them is:

Give minor party candidates access to federal election campaign funds equal to those received by Republican and Democratic candidates

With term limits, the problem of federal elected officials spending more time running for re-election rather than doing the job they were elected to do will be solved. That still leaves the problem of getting good people to fill those offices. Mandating equal ballot access for minor parties will help, and so will campaign finance reform that allows candidates from minor parties to claim campaign funds equal to those available to Republicans and Democrats. The two major parties enjoy a huge advantage over the smaller parties; that´s terrific for the Republican and Democratic parties, but it ain´t so hot for democracy and America.

3 Responses to “10 Reforms That Would Improve American Government Immediately”

  1. silver Republican Says:

    Of course, all this campaign finance reform and public funding really goes against the political philosopy of both the Libertarian and Constitution Parties. . .

  2. Carl M Says:

    Range voting would enable rational voter consideration between more than two candidates. Much more important than ballot access or campaign finance reform.

  3. Catholic Trotskyist Says:

    Yes Carl. All htese proposals are not quite the Fringe Alliance Strategy, but it’s getting there.

    Please pray for the pope, please pray for Barack Obama, please pray for Ted Kennedy. Amen.

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