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    Randomocracy

    This is my new political system that puts the power back into the hands of the people, and does away with a political class that often has no better qualification than being popular

    The representatives of the population, on all levels are drawn at random from the electoral register

    They then serve a limited tenure and return to their lives, and are barred from future selection.

    Before I start printing pamphlets I would like you all to test the concept and it's credebility

    Viva la Revolution!
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    • No felons.


    • No increasing taxes.


    • Nothing new made illegal. (for example, they decide to ban commercials with thin girls or some silly shit.)


    • Accountability for bad decisions (you are picked at random and let go after a set period, that might increase the chances of the group to make risky / poor decisions)


    Then I might sign off on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nom d'épouse View Post
    • No felons.


    • No increasing taxes.


    • Nothing new made illegal. (for example, they decide to ban commercials with thin girls or some silly shit.)


    • Accountability for bad decisions (you are picked at random and let go after a set period, that might increase the chances of the group to make risky / poor decisions)


    Then I might sign off on it.

    Ex-cons should be included if they are eligible to vote

    What point would there be to public representation if change could not be affected for the public good

    Accountability is important, but the mechanisms to achieve this are no different from the present system
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    1st world countries need more freedom, not less. Any government system you are going to put in place that will further restrict the average person and reduce the accountability of the representatives is a poor one.

    In the current system, folks are trying to get re-elected. That at least introduces some form of accountability. In your system, there is no chance of that.
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    It's not going to gain traction unless it has manifesto in the title.
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    I would be okay with a portion of the House of Lords being selected this way (for a temporary period). The problem is it would be like jury duty.. a lot of people would try and avoid it because it would be a massive interruption of normal life. self employed people would risk their clients all walking away etc..

    I'd prefer it if elected representatives were the ones eligible to serve in the executive (i.e. as government ministers)t and were the ones who proposed new laws to vote on, but everybody in the adult population had an electronic vote on each bill, from home. You could add a few rules like 'a bill doesn't get through unless at least X% of the population bothered to vote on it' in addition to getting more than 50% of the votes. boring things with poor turnout could be kicked up to just be voted on by the elected representatives if necessary.

    it would be much closer to an actual democracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitty Saurencyde View Post
    It's not going to gain traction unless it has manifesto in the title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cullion View Post
    I would be okay with a portion of the House of Lords being selected this way (for a temporary period). The problem is it would be like jury duty.. a lot of people would try and avoid it because it would be a massive interruption of normal life. self employed people would risk their clients all walking away etc..
    Most elected officials can manage to run their businesses whilst getting paid to be elected officials, so I don't think this would be too much of an issue. And just as in jury service you can get off it it you have a good enough reason

    Quote Originally Posted by Cullion View Post
    I'd prefer it if elected representatives were the ones eligible to serve in the executive (i.e. as government ministers)t and were the ones who proposed new laws to vote on, but everybody in the adult population had an electronic vote on each bill, from home. You could add a few rules like 'a bill doesn't get through unless at least X% of the population bothered to vote on it' in addition to getting more than 50% of the votes. boring things with poor turnout could be kicked up to just be voted on by the elected representatives if necessary.
    I think it is more important that the executive representatives are skilled in the area over which they are responsible, you know a member of the legal profession in charge of law and order, a member of the armed forces in defence etc

    These roles could be selected from the books of the representative organization

    Totally up for e-voting by the general public.
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    Who's going to oversee this process, because that's where the real power will be.
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    Well NoB is doing such a great job here we should offer him the job
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