So I have been thinking.
What would be root cause of the evils of today going unanswered?
IMO it is because people are just too ignorant. Not that they are lacking in intelligence, something I think is relative to your perceived survival.
No. It is that they lack any education /formation in a meaningful way.
You could spend your entire life in school and only achieve the memorization of other peoples thoughts and ideas. You may never learn to learn.
So that is the root cause of all this blatant wrong going unanswered.
What if we had to earn our right to citizenship. Or rather.
What if we upgraded the class of citizen the average joe could be.
Hear me out.
Our governments have effectively made second class citizens of the average people. They have upgraded the status of corporations to be protected by
our very own laws meant to protect us.
Immigration is a tool used to usurp a countries ideology by promising citizenship in exchange for votes.
People are disenfranchised and cant do a damn thing about it but not vote for some bumble twat who may or may not echo the voice of the people.
What if we had a class of citizen that went through a formation period where what he was taught was the basic fundamentals of his nations history, its
laws, its fundamental beliefs as well as the minor details like how to go about using the various official tools at his disposal which he probably
never heard of.
What if citizenship was earned. What if to be a citizen, or rather A COMMISSIONED CITIZEN, you had to prove that you understand the core of what your
nation is and what your responsibility is to it.
Like if they were made to earn the same trust you place in any politician....who are by todays standards less than deserving of the trust and
responsibility we place in them.
They could take vows to defend their nation from various known evils which we are already aware of. They could do community service while gaining
valuable knowledge that will equip them with a sense of national direction and purpose.
I would not say that being born someplace doesnt make you part of it. I would say that everyone born in your country is part of it....but what if they
REALLY meant their loyalty and they were asked to take the time to train and prepare for service to their fellow man.
I would suggest everyone be citizens. BUT those who take on the formation and engage their lives in a form of service towards their nation be given a
separate title. COMMISSIONED CITIZENS.
They would vote like everyone else. BUT they would have DIRECT votes for elected leaders. They would be part of DIRECT democracy.
They could be trusted since they would be given their title only after proving that they are no different in understanding then any "trusted"
And that is the reason we have representatives. Because when our governments and their body politic was formed, the world was still vastly
That is not the case anymore. The average person has several interfaces with a modern equivalent of a library of Alexandria in his home. They have the
possibility of higher education beyond their desired careers which makes some people have multiple disciplines of expertise in varying levels.
We have literally a new world, yet government is left with all the responsibility since the system it operates by hasnt evolved to finally allow
people to take command of their nation.
I would hope not to create second class citizens, but rather a finer caliber of them. I would like to see people actually TASKED with the
responsibility of their nations well being.
They would also be given a loose form of their own branch of government. They could not interfere with the federal or state governments....BUT they
would be given the power of VETO over any legislation that they deem unfit by special convention with a majority vote by those convened.
In essence they would only intervene to veto possible laws which are going to be passed. They would have to petition government through already
established channels to repeal any existing law.
If say for example any legislation was going to be modified or renewed because it expired or was deemed unfit to address a new issue, they could call
an emergency session to their chapters and tally up votes to either VETO or accept legislation for consideration by government. The legislation would
then proceed through normal channels to either be passed into law or not.
The fact is we need checks and balances that WE ARE IN CONTROL OF ourselves.
Also the majority vote of the various chapters of these commissioned citizens would be able to draft and submit any new legislation for consideration
to their state or federal governments with no special consideration....but they could at least submit legislation that echos the peoples wants which
government would at least have to consider....like the rest of the back door dealers do...only it would be things that people actually want.
There is allot more to this but that is the general idea. I will continue to meditate on this and follow up with a revised concept and possibly a
edit on 10 17 2013 by tadaman because: (no reason given)