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Forum Post: how about a test..

Posted 3 years ago on Nov. 2, 2011, 5:43 p.m. EST by ithink (761) from York, PA
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how about a push for just one nationwide direct vote "test".. If a forum for such a vote was set up, even if the outcome did not directly effect anything at all.. at least there would be solid numbers to back real issues. For example: "79% of America in favor of eliminating corporate lobbying power"

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[-] 1 points by UPonLocal (309) 3 years ago

post this as an issue to be developed into a solution and then Voted on as the Public Mandate

Issues http://uponlocal.com/up-on-local-media/node/add/issue

Solution http://uponlocal.com/up-on-local-media/node/add/solutions

[-] 1 points by UPonLocal (309) 3 years ago

that system has been up for over a week now

www.uponlocal.com

Full Direct Democracy Voting system

Need: Board Members. Volunteers, Code Monitors

and

Candidates

http://uponlocal.com/up-on-local-media/node/add/candidate

[-] 1 points by ithink (761) from York, PA 3 years ago

Nice.. looks pretty good. A lot to explore there. Thanks!

[-] 1 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 3 years ago

That would by a poll, we have those.

[-] 1 points by ithink (761) from York, PA 3 years ago

That's what they say.. but I have never been asked to participate in a poll. It would be interesting to see just how many people have..

[-] 1 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 3 years ago

It usually is a fairly small percentage. As good as direct democracy sounds, it would probably be difficult for everyone to be informed enough about every minor issue to vote intelligently. It's a good idea to research how direct democracy worked in Greece way back when, and why it was finally abandoned.

[-] 1 points by ithink (761) from York, PA 3 years ago

True. I am not advocating that direct vote replace of the current system. However, I do see value in such a forum to help people educate themselves on the issues that do matter to them. Also, I think that these numbers are important to the people who have the power in this country to actually put change in effect - both on wall street and in Washington.

[-] 1 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 3 years ago

I can agree with that.