Our disconnected society leaves many people with few social connections. In extreme cases, when isolation mixes with anger, lonely young men can become a grave threat to others. The solution to this problem must lie in more social connections.
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.
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?
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.
Why would I want to meet with my community? Those people are strangers to me and I don’t want to deal with community meetings!