Vivek Ramaswamy accused the other Republican debaters of being “Bought and Paid for”. He was trying to create a perception that he is an outsider. Being seen as an outsider is a surefire vote-getter for a Republican candidate because many Republicans are generally fed up with intrusive government overreach and rightly so.

Of course, Vivek Ramaswamy’s claim doesn’t really hold much water. All candidates on both sides of the aisle will seek and accept campaign contributions, and all candidates will feel some obligation to those who do contribute to their campaigns.

For that reason, campaign donations should only come from private citizens with a cap on the size of those donations being mandatory.

Proposed: Let’s bring about the change we want to see in American politics. Make politicians beholden to the people and not to Big Business and the Rich.