Maybe/ I dont know
No, America does not need Direct Democracy. Unrestricted Representative Democracy is already causing failure in the US. What we need is a Restricted Democracy with a good measure to qualify for Franchise and a trained, professional politicians, not career buffoons.
The best test/achievement for achieving the privilege of voting would be a demonstration of sustained selfless service. If we can't go to that, there should at least be the requirement that someone actually pays taxes, as in not get more back than they put in.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
There are too any informed decisions necessary to run a country that would be dangerous and/or threaten national security/well being that cannot be public knowledge, and the last thing we need are more people weighing on decisions when they have zero clue how things fit in the big picture.
So as others have said.. would it be possible to do? yes. Would it be possible for it to work? hell no.
edit: I just realized another thing, this would give the media WAYYY to much power and influence. They would be able to shape the malleable minds of the populace like it were a pile of pay-doh.
Last edited by marduc; 11-12-13 at 03:11 PM.
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I favor the opposite approach. Look at what's happened out in CA with the ballot craziness and the nationwide hysteria over gay marriage last decade. The ignorant masses only know how to oppress. Most people are just not qualified to make decisions beyond what day their garbage gets collected. That's how i would handle it actually. Allow the educated elite to vote in representatives and everyone else gets to pick their garbage day only.
OK then since this thread seems to be loosing intrest and most people are voting no, Do you think this could work on more of a small scale, say state or town goverments
democracy in any form, is a vile form of government
Anti-Democracy advocate, Mixed government is the only good government
THE second point to be examined is, whether the [constitutional ]convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution.