Forum Post: Fire Congress
Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 21, 2011, 7:53 p.m. EST by scbruns
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It seems that the GOP is never going to be happy as long as Democrats exist. So here's a thought... our government is supposed to be a "government for the people by the people" and Congress is supposed to be the representation and voice of the people. I think anyone would be hard pressed to find a representative that actually has this as their moral compass. Question: What happens in corporate america when an individual, or group of individuals, causes more trouble than they are worth, or when they are not effective at performing their job?? Answer: they get fired and replaced with someone or something else that works. In today's computer dominated world, why can't Americans be asked what they want via computer voting. When an issue arises that requires our input, it gets posted on a website and voted on by each American. That way my vote weighs exactly the same as the vote of the CEO of a large corporation. In essence we become our own voice and our own representation, hence the beauty of technology and advancement. Here's the process... a new item is put on the agenda for vote by the American people. Each individual than has 3 options for voting, 1) Yes 2) No and 3) Not Required. The "Not Required" option would keep anyone from adding "pork belly" items to support their own campaign buddies. Think about it, in this scenario we wouldn't have a need for representatives in Washington. Do the math, how much could we save in the salaries of Congress members?? Also, there wouldn't be a need for lobbyists since there wouldn't be anybody to buy out or influence. Let the state Governors handle the voting in their states, and let the President carry out the wishes of Americans. This is the one instance where I can say that computers replacing warm bodies would be a good thing. We don't need a group of people sitting around a table bickering over everything. That concept went away with the horse and messenger. Of course, there are a lot of details to work out in a computerized system, but we've figured out far more difficult problems. Carefully read the definition of "Democracy" and the ideals set forth on how our great nation should work. Congress has single-handedly derailed that train. It's time, a new train is leaving the station, either you get on board or you get left behind and replaced. Sorry Congress, you haven't even arrived at the train station yet. Welcome to the wonderful world of unemployment.
Agreed, and I particularly like the statement -- "they get fired and replaced with someone or something else that works" -- so perhaps you would consider our group's proposal of an alternative online direct democracy of government and business at http://getsatisfaction.com/americanselect/topics/on_strategically_weighted_policies_organizational_operating_structures_tactical_investment_procedures-448eo and then direct questions or comments to our group's 19 members committed to that plan at: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/StrategicInternationalSystems/
Are you suggesting a "Hive mind" form of gov't? Really? How would you plan for anything? What happens when the system is hacked? who controls the servers? Which corporation gets the contract to write the code? This would be "Mob rule" on steroids. did you see what the mob did to Kadafi? You want that in cyber space deciding important issues for this country? I suggest get rid of all incumbents, put up some honest candidates that will enact term limits and restrict lobbists.