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    Hello, I just signed up for the USMessageboard today and already love the place. I was trying to get more involved through facebook groups but it seems like there's not a lot of back an fourth on there.

    Anyway, I think the best way to introduce myself is to repost something I put in the congress section of this forum. Let me know what you all think and I look forward to contributing to discussion!

    Mark

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    I know people are extremely upset with congress and I think it's time we put a little pressure on them.

    With today's technology, it would be possible to strip congress of their right to vote and give it back to the people. They would be elected to draft legislation and the Senate would still exist in order to keep a system of checks and balances in place.

    I want you all to check out this 90 second video on YouTube. You can go to our site or just go to YouTube and search "complete democracy" if you're not comfortable with jumping to the new guys site. You'll quickly see this is not monitized in any way and it's simply a push to make a change.

    If you like the idea or at least feel like it's better than what we've got, please share this video and site with your friends and family or through whatever venue you see fit to get the word out. If you think it's junk or needs some tweeking, please be sure to message us through the site or on here.

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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Yes, we have the technology now to actually have a DEMCORATIC form of government.

    NO, that is never going to happen.

    I suspect we all know why, too, right?
     
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    We are a Republic.

    Welcome.
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    California Girl, thanks for the feedback! You know, that's not the first time that's been brought up so I'm going to be sure to address that on the site.

    We are a republic and a republic is a representative democracy. The only reason representative democracies exist is because of simple logistics. When they first came about, it would take months to tally votes on a national level.

    Of course congress would never want to give up their voting rights and this is why we know it's going to be a long haul even if we get the public chattering about it.
     
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    Well I can already tell we're dealing with an ideologue who also has an extremely flawed understanding of the founders motivations and our federal systems mechanics.
    It take all kinds...........
    Welcome anyway.
     
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    Ringel,

    Under this theory, both houses would still exist. The Senate would still serve to prevent tryany of the majority and Representatives would still exist to draft legislation. The only change at all would involve giving congress' vote to the people. Issues would not be subject to majority rule because the Senate would still be able to keep this in check. The the purpose of congress has always been to amplify the wishes of their constituents. With today's technology, making their voices heard is much easier.

    Thank you for the feedback and I will be sure to make it a little more clear that we're not talking about a pure democracy.

    Mark
     
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    Yeah that would work.......... :rolleyes:
    Good luck with that...... in some new country you're planning on creating..... elsewhere. Maybe when we colonize Mars.......... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    It's just a theory to get people talking. I know people are upset with congress and it's not a new sentiment. Even if it just leads to some congress people polling their own constituents on issues, I think the spirit of the idea might be enough to hold some of them a bit more accountable.
     
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    You do realize that politicians pole their constituents fairly often or at the least have communication tools in place for their constituents to contact them....... Right?
    Besides there would have to be a basic change to the constitution in order to implement your "theory".
    As for getting people to talk, all you have to do is read the forum...... :lol:
    Oh and if you want to really get their attention, do what the CEO of Starbucks is calling everyone to do, hit em in the pocketbook, temporarily stop all political donations until they get their act together.
     

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