Government policy, although influenced by outside interests, comes from legislators, after all is said and done. The legislators are the creators.
And legislators come from candidates, and candidates come from the Democrat or Republican parties (almost exclusively).
If we want government policy to change, voting outside these two parties is one powerful variable we can change to accomplish this. Let’s start simple before we go to complex solutions like campaign finance reform, which diminishes the decision-making and civic awareness of the voter and emboldens an already entrenched Two Party Monopoly.
We can see how effective campaign finance reform has been, or, how ineffective. But the power of our vote in electing who we want is almost unstoppable.
The only thing that could stop it?
Our own ignorance.
Using campaign finance reform to legislate voter intelligence and awareness is almost impossible.
But educating awareness?
That’s highly doable.
Educate, before you legislate.