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jobendorfer Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-04 02:41 PM
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23. two and a half suggestions
1. Public funding of elections to minimize corporate influence.
(I say minimize, because "to eliminate" would be on the order of
Canute ordering the tide rolled back.)

2. Reinstate the fairness doctrine, require as a condition
of television or radio licensure air time for debates and
position statements.

The "half-suggestion": remove from candidacy any candidate who
cannot solve a quadratic equation. To keep their brains from
hurting too much, we'll only use as test questions quadratic
equations with positive integer roots. This would ensure that
a candidate can memorize and perform 4 to 5 sequential logical
steps, thus eliminating vast swaths of the political establish-
ment.

God, I'm cranky today.

J.
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