All elections shall be publicly financed; no individual, corporate, commercial or other private or publicly held entity shall contribute directly to any official, candidate or political party; all citizens are free to designate a portion of their annual tax contribution to a general election fund. No contributions to the electoral process shall be made by foreign interests, either individual or institutional. Election funds shall be administered on a non-partisan basis and no candidate or party demonstrating a reasonable expectation of electoral viability shall be denied access to funding.
Elected officials should be responsible to the citizens and the public interest. Our system has been so thoroughly co-opted by wealthy special interests, however, that it often appears as though politicians are actively working against the people.
The only way to assure that our officials attend to the will of the public is to eliminate completely any and all avenues of influence peddling, and that means getting private money 100% out of the electoral cycle.