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Forum Post: A virtual General Assembly: We need a Direct Rule website!

Posted 6 years ago on April 7, 2012, 12:04 a.m. EST by forbetter (54)
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A website should be developed for direct rule, where people can vote securely on every issue that concerns them (majority vote wins). The website should invite university student governments to join it, then town/city governments and organically grow to involving national governments.

This can be a peaceful alternative to representative democracy. OWS should be thinking along these lines. This should be a virtual General Assembly, but it should adopt majority voting because lets say 90% want a road built and 10% want to build something else, shouldn't the rights of the many outweigh the rights of the few?



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[-] 1 points by April (3196) 6 years ago

What a freaking fabulous idea. Why didn't anyone think of this before?! You're a freakin' genius!

Wait. Who's gonna build the road? Hey I know. Let's vote that the 10% build the road for us! You're right! This direct democracy thing is great!

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8733) from Phoenix, AZ 6 years ago

I think he's talking about ideas not projects.

We do sort have direct democracy in AZ and I want everyone to knoe the weather is great and the residency requirements are light, come on down guys, let's build paradise.

[-] 1 points by forbetter (54) 6 years ago

Arizona? can you explain how they have direct democracy?

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8733) from Phoenix, AZ 6 years ago

Like many western states we have propositional ballots where laws can be put directly to the people.

Around 2000 we passed a state constitutional amendment that forbids the legislators from interfering with our propositions, making ours the strongest in the country I believe, so in affect, given enough people of like mind, almost anything reasonable could be passed, I would say it would take about 200 to 300 thousand to pretty much take over if they all voted. Around 100,000 would tip the scales in most cases, come on guys the weather is great.

[-] 1 points by forbetter (54) 6 years ago

That sounds cool.

How about if I wanted to move from Canada to Arizona, is it easy?

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8733) from Phoenix, AZ 6 years ago

Actually I know two personally that have done so, and hey I don't know that many people personally so I would say, hell Yes!

I know it's just a dream, but man imagine if AZ could become known for being as far left, as we are right today?

We would make CA look like AL before we were done, hey I can dream can’t I?

[-] 0 points by forbetter (54) 6 years ago

We are talking about people here, people have a conscience. I am living in Canada where minorities are equal citizens to the majority, this came out of majority voting.