Our nation is at a crossroad. African and middle eastern countries are in a state of revolt. Tunisia, Egypt and Libya are but the tip of the iceberg. It’s a crisis of humanity.
We can sit and watch. Or we can act. My team of experts have recommended several courses of action. I have decided they’re right.
The United States of America has always been about freedom and democracy. I have therefore offered every dictatorial regime in the world, the funds to hold free and fair elections, forthwith. Under the auspices of the United Nations.
This includes Libya, but also Iran, North Korea, China and Saudi Arabia. Inheriting whole countries has gone out of style.
We can’t be two-faced about democracy. Our system of elections every four years is badly flawed. Big money, the power of corporate and other lobbyists, is way too dominant.
So tonight, I am announcing my intention to do away with it all. I will press Congress to eliminate political contributions over $1000 per company or person. And replace it with public subsidies, based on votes won.
It’s simple, it works in Canada and elsewhere, and it eliminates the fundamental problem we have in Washington.
We can’t bring peace, democracy and human rights to the entire world, although that’s my goal. We can take positive steps to help other countries in troubling times. I think you’re with me on this, and that is the way we’ll go.