I think that politicians should be required by law to wear logos of their lobbyists on their suits, much like Jeff Gordon who wears patches of his sponsors.
||COMMENT BY MAHAT||
I am sensing fear in the above post. Perhaps I am superimposing my own experience? In any case lack of objectivity and lack of justice (not talking about law) are fear and mental-discomfort causing agents. It is stated in the Bhagavad-gita that those who are attached to material opulence and pleasures, are not free and lack ability to be objective and just, much like the politicians who lost their freedom to lobbyists and financial sponsors. That’s why one of the first principles of yoga is detachment, or should I call it freedom from attachment, from sensual allurements.
It would help if schools of law and political science universities would have a strict policy to only teach those students who exhibit highest integrity, and are committed to social justice and well-being of their unprivileged constituents, above interests of wealthy multinational corporations. “Sword of Justice” is sharp, and much is expected from those who wield such power.
Only selfless and compassionate leaders, Rajarishis with spiritual vision, should get the privilege to enter “public service”, and be satisfied with substantial salaries We The People award them and pay for, including the extraordinary health care they enjoy. “Patriotism” becomes a cheap lapel pin when not coupled with personal restraint amidst indecent offers by “special interests.”
We wouldn’t teach mentally unstable person how to assemble a bomb. Why do we teach social engineering skills and political sciences to selfish frats hungry for power?