posted on Sep, 8 2013 @ 11:32 AM
My own thoughts are that anyone wanting presidential power is corrupt. I'll explain. We all make mistakes in our own lives which we have to live with
and take responsibility for but we can forgive ourselves because these mistakes are our own and for the most part, only affect ourselves. A president,
prime minister or member of government can make a mistake that can affect many others; It can leave them homeless, unemployed, or result in death. I
cannot understand anyone wanting to take that responsibility for others unless it is for personal gain, and i don't think anyone should be given that
power over other people. Therefore, i'd suggest that our elected representatives should be no more than public servants. They should be people whose
responsibility is to act on the wishes of their constituents in a democratic way.
At present, things are upside down. As an example, i can spend months being selected for jury service for some-one who has stolen a car, yet i have no
input whether my country goes to war, which could result in death and poverty for millions. I have to spend hours completing government census forms,
yet i cannot have any information on certain government issues. I can help vote some-one into power on promises they've made, yet that person can
then break those promises.
So i have a solution:
I live in the Chelmsford, UK. Chelmsford has a population of approx. 110,000 and the representative is Simon Burns, MP. In parliament, Mr Burns will
vote on either what he wants or what he thinks his constituents want. In either of these scenario's, Mr Burns will be wrong more often than he's
right. Therefore, i would propose that instead of Mr Burns using his own judgement on important matters, he should take a number of constituents and
let their vote decide.
In theory, i would have 2 information sheets; One an argument for and the other against. He could randomly select 100 people, give them each a copy of
each sheet and let them privately ballot. Each represented member of parliament could do the same. In this way, any bias would be eliminated and you
would be guaranteed the true voice of the people. It would also increase the contentment of the population, safe in the knowledge that they weren't
being misrepresented or being sold out for the greed of individuals.