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Originally posted by lbndhr
I have said No to the census from the 1st time they tried including the last one. Census sent the district supervisor to face off with me, I'm not tallied in the Govs data banks. I will never submit to the census. The chip they are trying to endorse, it has all your information in it, that is an upper version of the census yet a step further making me trackable, never I will get lost into the land I won't submit. Also truly if half the people did not work 1 day a week that alone would open their eyes. We the people can get our lives back we can stop THE MAN.
Originally posted by Kicking2bears
reply to post by brokedown
First of all, I apologize this is such a long post. Second, Brokedown, that was a well written post. I especially liked your comment “…force will only be met with force and this is what the Government understands.” You are right that things need to change AND that violence is not the answer. The truth is that we don’t live in the representative democracy that our founding fathers envisioned.
That being said, I don’t think it would be responsible for hard working Americans to take a day off when they have bills to pay. Historically, boycotting something vital like gasoline on Monday simply means that you are filling the tank on Tuesday. Instead I suggest that we find a method that gives the common man actual input into the way the system functions.
What we need is more Statesmen and fewer Politicians.
What we need is to design a mostly democratic system. "We have the technology, we can rebuild it."
Let's get rid of the Electoral College and break the back of the special interest groups. Here is one way we could do it:
Step one: Design a (real-time), secure voting system. Not simply for elections but for every major issue that passes approval. Basically, give the American people veto authority over our representatives. Issue each legal citizen a password and expect them to logon and vote, at least once a year. It would be your civil responsibility.
Step two: Require all politician's to maintain a website dedicated solely to poling their constituents. It needs to be understood that they are required to do what we tell them to or they are not eligible for re-election.
Step three: The citizen's must tell our representatives what we want them to do. The citizens must also exercise their veto authority.
(Optional) Step four: This one is my personal opinion, but I think if you don't vote you should lose your citizen's access to the gov-net. You still get to be free and drive on our roads and pay taxes but you must re-apply for the privilege of voting if (an-arbitrary-amount-of-time) goes by without you telling your government what to do.
We have the technology available in the internet and home computers to allow every citizen access to their representatives. I'm sure there are some minor details to work out, such as requiring accurate summations of the issues that are being voted on etc..., but don't let that stop us. If we are telling our representatives how to vote and how to behave than it doesn't matter as much what their personal political stance is because they will HAVE to enact the will of the people or "take-a-hike".
The beauty of this concept is that it will clearly demonstrate the “will of the people” and force our politicians to respond. It will also bridge the gap between the parties. Best of all a candidate’s moral character will become more important than their political views.
We are finally capable of having a true democracy that responds to the will of the people. Our economic and social systems have adapted and incorporated modern technology. It is time that our political system caught up with the rest of us.
(I will welcome any input that anyone might have. These four steps are still a work in progress and need much refineing before they can become viable. My fear is that many horrible things would get passed when 53% of the populace is manipulated by the talking heads on the television. But, I guess that's why we have places like ATS where the truth is a goal and skepticism is rampant.)