A Quantum Congress

32 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2015 Last revised: 18 Apr 2015

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Jorge R. Roig

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Date Written: October 4, 2014

Abstract

This article tries to address the problem of a corrupt and broken electoral system that has been captured by special interests through big money spending in political campaigns, while at the same time preserving the spirit of the Free Speech Clause of our Constitution. In doing so, this article first reviews and summarizes the different alternatives proposed as potential fixes for the campaign finance problem. It then explains why none of the proposed alternatives can accomplish the dual goals set out above. Finally, the article briefly sketches a proposal for a fundamental reworking of our representative democracy by substituting legislative elections with a system for randomly choosing our legislators from the general population.

Keywords: Congress, Campaign Finance, Elections, Democracy, Free Speech

Suggested Citation

Roig, Jorge R., A Quantum Congress (October 4, 2014). 90 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 431 (2015), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2583315

Jorge R. Roig (Contact Author)

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

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