Letter: Amendments would clean government

With the current state of politics in the United States, I have come to believe we need a couple of constitutional amendments to help our government be more “For and by the people.”

First, we need to reduce the huge amounts of money needed to run for office in this country — over a $1 billion in the last presidential election alone — during a recession.

I believe this would make it more likely for capable, average citizens to run for political office and take the massive pressures off politicians to do as their big financial donors want politicians to do.

Craig Dupuy

retired purchasing agent

Baton Rouge