This past spring's passage of Minnesota legislation in favor of foreclosing lenders--both reducing transparency and reducing notice requirements during the foreclosure process--really shocked me. Businesses (I believe it to be CitiMortgage's local counsel in this instance) are simply more organized and methodical in pursuing their legal and legislative interests than the population at large.
Harvard Law Professor Larry Lessig (a co-founder of Creative Commons) has an idea on how to try to de-couple politics from special interests on a national scale: use the presidential election as a referendum on "The Citizen Equality Act of 2017."
More here: https://lessigforpresident.com/the-act/
But how could you trust that he will actually resign after the stated goal is accomplished (as opposed to feeling compelled to pursue a new, secondary mandate)? His choice for vice-president would be essentially be an appointment by him of the future president--does that seem democratic? If he picked someone disliked by Congress, would Congress refuse to pass the legislation? Will this candidacy bring about a meaningful conversation?
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