We have a broken political system. Not because we have bad elected officials, but because we have a corruptive system. It is not enough to change the people in Congress. The people are fine. It is the system that is broken. It is only fixed by changing the game and rules by which it is played.
Rotation (term limits) is the critical first step.
ChangeGov is a practical solution to structurally change the US Congress by implementing “rotation” (term limits). This will transform the US Congress from being run by career and professional politicians to being run citizen legislators as intended by our founders.
It will greatly reduce the influence of corrupting special interests of the governmental and financial elite. It will eliminate dysfunction by changing the perverse incentives that drive the status quo.
Despite the obvious benefit of rotation, the intent of the founders, and over 75% of public support, we don’t have term limits today. This is because limited terms would diminish the personal gain and benefit of the legislators who must vote for such. Not surprising. It would be like Wall Street bankers voting to reduce their pay.
The second step will be to improve policy making.
Our core idea is to separate policy from politics. Policy should not be made by politicians. They are rarely qualified. Policy should be made by thoughtful capable citizens free from the influence of special interests. The politicians are still critical to this process, but in a different role.
A Simple Idea – Engage Citizens. Restore the Congress.