Passing an Honesty in Politics Law

The need to restore confidence in our democratic institutions is the reason I propose an Honesty in Politics Act, which would hold politicians legally accountable for promises made which voters reasonably take as solemn. 

An Honesty in Politics law would sanction politicians and political parties that make dishonest statements or promises. Politicians must be held responsible for the things they say -- and be held so in law, enforced by courts, and come at a cost to them (rather than the taxpayer!) if they break their word.