Financier, author, independent voting advocate, and Washington, DC native Marco Valdivieso was brought up around the political and social circles in DC, so he knows very well how politics and politicians operate. Marco explains, “Like most of us, I had enough of the lies, deception, corruption, collusion on Capitol Hill and the electoral process.” So Marco decided to take action by using his Wall Street corporate restructuring and change management talents and focusing on changing all of it. These suggested changes include:
Opening up primaries to everyone (on average, about 22 are open nationally, depending on the year). Closed primaries are usually funded by taxpayers yet they are seen as private events, that will soon be clear to everyone.
Changing the electoral process to include candidates from other parties (or independents).
Changing the electoral process so that the government and the people run it, not the parties, which is how it is done in most countries (this includes changing the Electoral College).
Marco’s approach is simple yet effective. Through his book “Independent Like Our Founding Fathers” and the accompanying non-profit IndependentThinking.org, he plans to:
1. Educate the public on political history in order to empower them. If you know the rules, no one can lie to you.
2. Use the non-profit and lawyers (and reaching out to Congress members) to create real political and electoral change.
3. Spread the word about independent thinking, and show the average person how to properly think on their own without groups, parties etc. This will also help in filtering nonsense, fake news, etc.
The Spark that Lit the Fire
“Most people don’t know that parties are entities that aren’t bound to any US system or document and can be replaced at any time. So parties simply create a constant flow of alarm in order for people to run to them for false comfort and in order to stay in power,” the author notes. Why did Marco write this book to begin with? He said, “I started to research and write this book in 2011 because like most of us, I was tired of not knowing anything about the electoral system. This gave all the power to the parties which led me to follow and/or listen to them blindly. Now that I have become empowered with political knowledge, I want to empower all Americans by providing historical & political knowledge through my book and non-profit/website with a fresh and interesting approach that will appeal to all ages.”
Marco Valdivieso is a financier, author, independent voting advocate, who is planning on changing politics and electoral laws through his book Independent Like Our Founding Fathers, and his non-profit IndependentThinking.or. We will be providing political and historical knowledge to the public, as well as initiatives aimed to change the political and electoral structure.