If we truly want to fight corruption in our political system we must insure the same competition that occurs in the free market system occurs in our political system. This can only occur if we modify the current system by instituting term limits (see specs below) and have open primaries for local offices. We also must make sure that before a judge can run for office that there qualifications are certified by a board made up of individuals from diverse political backgrounds. Finally we must rotate those who work for the government to different agencies that can utilize their talents to insure that these agencies stay fresh with new blood and new ideas. Please note this is only step 1. Please tell me what you think about this plan.
(1) You can only serve two consecutive terms in the Senate and then have to sit out for at least one electoral cycle before you can run or be appointed for any political office. During the time that you sit out you can not participate in any paid lobbying activity.
(2) You can only serve four terms in the House (8 years) and all conditions above apply.
(3) Term limits should also apply to all local and state offices as well as Presidents of any political party with the same conditions noted above.