Tag Archives: Elections

Are things really better today? Why can’t we go back?

In a post to Waiting for the Storm .com  I discussed how representative government made sense in 1776 when mail was delivered by horse and most citizens couldn’t read, but the need no longer applies. @lookingforthemeaning replied “is the communication … Continue reading

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The National Opinion Census

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand summary list. This comment speaks to an important need. A system I came up with to address the transparency issue I call the National Opinion Census. ( Discussed in … Continue reading

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The Seven Deadly Sins

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Here is the lead in post from dyck: We are the people AND the government. Think about how, if many of us are always thinking about ourselves, … Continue reading

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How To Provide Much More Freedom For All

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Here is the lead in post from DAN1: Good Morning “flavian”. Thanks for replying. I agree with your viewpoint about “forcing cooperation”. That is really not cooperation … Continue reading

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Freedom

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. A lot of people truly misunderstand FREEDOM, and actually believe they can have it and are ENTITLED to it. While the concept of freedom can be used … Continue reading

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Limitations of Direct Democracy

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Here is the lead in post from flavian: It’s not direct democracy if a majority dictates for a minority. And some times it’s not even a majority. … Continue reading

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Making Direct Democracy Work

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Here is the lead in post from DAN1: Hi “EvanFromHeaven”. Ol Dan here. Looks like the suggestion to put Direct Democracy on the Occupy Wall Street list … Continue reading

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Mob RULE!

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Here is the lead in post from DAN1: Ooops! There’s that dirty word again. “Mob rule”. The best way to not have mob rule is to not … Continue reading

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Some Problems With Voting

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. Here is the lead in post from occupythegreenparty:  I’ve been thinking about our election system. I know there are many groups working on different things Like getting … Continue reading

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Alternatives for Funding Elections

The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list. One of the failures of our system is that people in leadership are not required, by their job description, to broadly research and understand the wide variety … Continue reading

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