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Time for a change how citizens do business.

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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 06:44 AM
They tell me I can shop very safely online. They tell us we can do our banking without any worries about our safety over the internet.
Then why can we not vote on the issues as they come up so that those elected have the ability to carry out the will of the people and give them the chance to show that they have faithfully carried out those duties? Why, in this day and age, is it a politicians job to decide what we want , when with just the click of a mouse he can find out what his constituents want without question... and have a record of it to back himself up with.
We have instant communication now, all people have free access to a computer and the internet if they choose to utilize it. There is no longer a need for laws being passed in the name of the people, the people can do this for themselves. Without our involvement laws get passed like making it a crime to feed the squirrels in your backyard, and so we put yet another useless law on the books for the police to have to worry about. Without our help they spend their time in deadlock accomplishing nothing and then patting each other on the back for a job well done. Without our help they vote themselves raises and ever increasing budgets, and make cuts only when they have to, and only to those who they decide need them.
We check our email everyday without having to make special arrangements or suffer unwarranted inconveniences, are we not capable of voting on laws that effect our daily lives as well?
Special interest groups can afford to buy off a politician here and there.....but they can not afford to buy 60% of the populations vote.
It is in the best interest of everyone that we take what is rightfully ours and instead of letting them tell us what TO do, we start telling them what they WILL do.

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 07:07 AM
reply to post by ronnieray123

Sadly, I am overwhelmed by the feeling you are looking for those who wish to tar and feather a politician or two.
You have no useful suggestions.

I see what you're saying. But Roman was neither built nor felled in a day.

There was a nasty volcano named Vesuvius.....

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 07:13 AM
reply to post by ronnieray123

Great idea and I could not agree with you more.

The only problem I see is that the ones who set or change the rules are the same ones who are in power and do not want to make these changes.

They know the first thing to happen would be their being voted out of office.

After all, that would be the first step in making the changes needed to get this country back on track.

Come to think of it, we can do a lot within the current system. It will take atleast four elections, or eight years.

Each member of the House of Representative must be elected, or re-elected, every two years. Each Senator does the same every six years, and the President every four. Yes, in know, this would be only six years total, but an extra cycle would make a stronger statement.

IF EVERONE, would "vote-out" the incumbants, reguardless of party or name, for the next four elections we would have sent a message. At the very least we would have an opportinity to start getting people who were interested in doing the job they are "hired" to do.

This will make "term limits" unnecessary and we could start over afresh.

I am not dumb enough to think it will ever happen, but I do like to dream.

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 07:18 AM
reply to post by SeenAlot

And bam, an entire op condenced into w sentences, it is like cliffs notes, for ats.

Second line.

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 07:52 AM
reply to post by ronnieray123

I have been waving the same flag for a while, regards to citizens involvement in the political process. I too question the validity of a government having any say over what laws it votes on, or even a vote of its own. It should be the peoples choice, how to run a nation, and where to run it to. The technology already exists.

I was recently appalled by the audacity of my own government, in enacting an addition to thier website which invited members of the public to make suggestions for debates to be had in the House of Commons. If more than one hundred thousand people voted online for a particular issue or topic, it would be debated as a matter of priority. It is sickeningly obvious that this is an attempt on behalf of my government to placate the people who see the truth, without actually handing power to the people in its fullness, something which must happen if the nation is to free itself from hegemony.

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