by Daniel Arthur J., December 25, 2013
You know, it was really nice to get a present – this healthcare. I tried it on, and I liked it, but it didn’t fit just right and some of the features were problematic. So, I’m taking it back, not for a refund, but to get something better.
Government really does not serve the people well by having power concentrated in the hands of a few, and it does not help to have a rigid system that ignores human needs and desires. Our democracy needs to evolve to empower the people, each and every individual of voting age, with real access to decision making, rule making and idea submission on a regular basis. These decisions and rules should be relatively concise with elected representatives charged with attempting to carry out the expressed wishes.
Is it possible to have a super-congress with every individual having a vote and an opportunity to submit ideas and debate them? Sure it is. We have the technology needed to do it, and the ability to verify results at any level. And, we can allow people of different cultures to participate how they feel best. A sometimes stifling and technocratic Robert’s Rules of Order approach is not necessary and/or could be modified. Idea submission and debate can be almost infinite, yet, it need not interfere with meeting deadlines. Eliminating the manipulation of decision making by special interests like the coke (on purpose) brother’s, corporations and others can happen, while still allowing them to lobby or try to influence people without creating unnecessary restrictions on freedom of speech.
And then, a more complex House of Representatives can operate as elected by the super-congress. People are basically giving proxy power to the House for working out legislation in detail, but I believe, though they are not part of the House process in general, that they should retain their own vote on any legislation or proxy it to their representative.
Yes, there would be many more parties with this process, not replacing the big two, but adding many more opportunities to bring about positive change to the nation. One thing that needs to change is trust. People need to trust their government at all levels. Involvement and more rapid problem solving where no one gets hurt will help to restore trust.
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Think about the ability to pay principal and how that can work.
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Get involved in your government today. Only you can make it better (for you and yours). And, vote “yes” on the Boeing contract. You can change your mind later . . .