We accept our current system of democracy as the best system imaginable because it was in place when we were born and because everyone around accepts it. Because of this, we tend to be extremely unobjective about how it actually works. If we take a hard, objective look at how it works, it becomes clear why we have the problems we do, and a possible solution becomes evident.
Category: About Local Electors
It is important to think of government in human terms. Government is about people in every sense. Government can only serve the needs of the people if we think in terms of what works for people at every level. If we base our government on human nature and what people can realistically deal with, we are well on our way to a good government and a better life for everyone.
A high level overview of how a system of Local Electors would work and why it makes sense.
The news media serves as a fourth branch of government, yet these companies are in business to sell advertising. Nearly everything we know about our government we learn through the news media, therefore the news media creates our political reality. What happens when we rely on unaccountable news sources to create our political reality?
Does more democracy in the form of more voting lead to a better democracy? This has been a common assumption, but in reality the opposite is true.
When we think of democracy we think of millions of people voting in elections. What we don’t think of is all of the problems inherent in it.
Local Electors would be the lynchpin of real democracy. They would connect citizens with their government and allow real two-way communication and accountability. Real democracy would happen through Local Electors.
How would communities keep members involved and maintain themselves as viable ongoing organizations? The Community Leadership Board is the answer.
What could be more natural than electing members of your community to represent you in government?
A system of Local Electors would transform a chaotic and ugly election process into a logical and professional process of internal promotions. It would be the ideal hiring process.
How would communities know what to do? How can we be sure they would function properly? Would the community members know what their responsibilities are? The Department of Communities would insure that communities work.
Community issues should be dealt with in the community. This would allow neighbors to work together, get to know one another, and empower each of us. When a distant government takes control we lose all reason to get together and we lose control over our immediate environment.