I did not see any current or active topics discussing Direct Democracy. I thought it would be interesting to see what yall think about a Direct
Democratic form of government?
To start with what IS a Direct Democracy?
"Direct democracy (or pure democracy) is a form of democracy in which people vote on policy initiatives directly, as opposed to a representative
democracy in which people vote for representatives who then vote on policy initiatives."
Direct Democracy is YOU voting on issues yourself, instead of voting for a representative to hopefully vote the way that you want them to vote on
issues for you.
It was first considered in Athens about 2,500 years ago but did not last long as it was impossible to get the votes of every single person on every
issue as the population grew in size. And many people did not have voting rights back then and humans are notorious for craving power and political
power over other humans. BUT we have come a LONG way forward and progressed through thousands of progressive footsteps forward into a more free
I will say that for what is probably the very first time in human history we are at the point in our technology where we could enable every single
citizen to be able to vote on issues personally using the technology of the internet and computers, smartphones and tablets to be informed about what
issue is being voted on, and to cast a vote directly on an issue instead of electing representatives to cast a vote for us. As we all know often times
representatives usually represent the highest bidder, the lobbyists of corporations. Or represent the majority of the voters who will elect them back
Isn't it time to enable the American citizens with the power to vote personally and directly on a political issue themselves?
I believe in you. I believe in empowering you. I believe that you can and should be trusted with the power to represent yourself and vote directly on
every issue personally and directly. I believe in people. I believe there is still good in people. I believe that deep down people truly want freedom
and to share that freedom with others. Maybe I am an optimist.
I believe that a representative form of government is archaic and that we have outgrown it. Instead of casting it aside, we are simply building upon
it. Making it better. Making it pure. Enabling every single American citizen to be their own representative. To vote how they desire.
After all it is far more difficult to bribe and control 305,358,275 American citizens than it is to bribe and control 100 Senators and 435 members of
the house of representatives.
Give the power back to the people how it has been dreamed of for thousands of years.
We can finally claim a government OF the people, BY the people and FOR the people.
WE the people will come to pass as having been achieved!
What do you think?