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Forum Post: We want some level of direct democracy, please!

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 5, 2011, 9:31 a.m. EST by Xirristi (5) from Barcelona, CT
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[-] 1 points by randart (498) 12 years ago

There should simply be a national draft into public service, sort of like jury duty, and you have to spend a year watching and reporting on the elected people. The draftees will be attached to the elected "officials" in groups of ten or twenty to the point where they can't even take a crap without being watched, we all know what the "wide stance" did for one elected official, and the blue stained dress, and ALL the other stories we hear about that bring shame to all of us.

This is a joke of course, for those who don't see the irony, but it is hard to see any other way to insure that our officials look before they leap.

Just look at the blur of opinions on this little web site. How could that ever make direct democracy look like a good thing? Most people are sheep but led by different shepherds. Some want guns, some want to grow weed, some want no controls on business, some want peace.

Sorry. I woke up on the wrong side of the park bench this morning.

[-] 1 points by Xirristi (5) from Barcelona, CT 12 years ago

Maybe you are jumping to conclusions before you comprehend the message. It said "some level" of direct democracy. More frequent referenda like in California, already constitutes a (slightly) higher level of direct democracy. The poll also refers to a level of direct democracy that would complement representative democracy (and not replace it). One last thing: people may follow sheperds the direct or the representative way, but people only become a herd when their individual voice is lost. In the direct democracy of Athens citizens followed leaders, but they were not sheep.

[-] 0 points by bereal (235) 12 years ago

I vote "NO".