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Originally posted by foremanator
I am posting this because I wanted to know if there is something wrong with this idea. I have had this discusion with friends and family and nobody seems to agree with me.
My idea is this.
Almost everyone in north America has either internet or acess to the internet. Why wouldnt we be able to (as a whole) take over the job's that politicians do. What I mean is when it comes to voting on policy and law. Why not let the majority decide on these issues.
For example who agrees that these massive banks that are going bankrupt should recieve massive bailout packages from the taxpayers they stole from in the first place.
Its just a thought. But I wanted to put it out there and get some feedback
Originally posted by peggy m
reply to post by foremanator
It is the language that the bills are written in that most people would not understand, thus preventing them from making a knowledgeable choice on the matter. The person would then have to rely on the translation of the language, a summary of the bill that would be prejudiced by the opinion of the translator, thus preventing them from making a knowledgeable choice. Not to mention, most people do not posses the education in law, sociology, and economics required to make a knowledgeable choice.
So, why do we not have a direct voting policy? Knowledge.