Politicians were never supposed to have the kind of stranglehold on their offices they hold today. The American public is passively condoning this ineffective system by not demanding better. We need to be able to recall leaders who do not live up to their campaign promises. A lot of damage can be done in a two year term in the House of Representatives, and even more with four years in the White House or six years in the Senate.
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The American political system no longer operates with the American people in mind. Instead, lobbyists and special interest groups govern America according to their own agendas, not the agenda of the people. In order to see their goals achieved, these lobbyists and special interest groups—some of which represent foreign entities—buy up support from elected officials who have the power to push their agendas through.
Knowing the harm too much influence in the hands of one group or one individual could have, our Founding Fathers designed a system of government to split up the power so no one faction would have too much authority. At the founding of our nation we established our Constitution as the supreme law of the land and the Founders designed it to strengthen and unify our country while ensuring that individual liberties would be secured.
The Supreme Court issued a ruling in its Citizens United case that allowed money to come flooding into electoral politics. Those who remember all the corruption in the housing market when it was flooded with money will not be surprised to learn that dirty things are going on behind the scenes with our political campaigns, too.
Everyone knows the America economy is doing poorly. More and more, people are coming to a better understanding of why we have declined from superpower to second-rate nation. It really is not that difficult to figure out. With this in mind, there are a few strategies for those seeking political office that can bring success in virtually any district.