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How can we strengthen our REPUBLIC and promote efficiency and effectiveness by making government more transparent, participatory

The problem with our country is that our government thinks that we are a democracy. Look at the first paragraph of this website..."How can we strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness by making government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative?" Democracy Versus Republic These succinct definitions of what is Democracy and what is a Republic was produced by the US Army in 1928, These ...more »

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Stop Calling America a Democracy!

WE ARE A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC. The word Democracy NEVER appears in the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution! Democracy: a system based on majority rule: the doctrine that the4 numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group. Thoughts from our Founding Fathers: "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights ...more »

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Campaign: Between Federal, State, and Local Governments

How About A Return To The Small Federal Government The Constitution Calls For

From Healthcare to Nationalizing Banks and Privately Held Corporations This Federal Government is a bureaucracy out of control. The Pigs at the trough no matter their original good intents like it too much to leave it. It is time for states to regain the control authorized by the 10th amendment and perform "right sized" methods utilized in business everyday.

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Allow voters to vote for more than one presidential candidate.

Approval voting[1] is a system where a voter may vote for as many candidates as he or she wishes. As an example, suppose a voter likes a particular third party candidate, as well as a mainstream candidate. Should the voter "throw their vote away" on the candidate who isn't likely to win, or vote for the mainstream candidate? With approval voting, they could simply vote for both candidates. The candidate with the ...more »

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Campaign: Making Government Operations More Open

Anti American - Anti Communist Hearings

Our country, our great Republic is at risk of losing freedoms and democracy to anti-American activities perpetrated by Communists who have infiltrated the U.S. Government.

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"There Oughta Be A Law"

There needs to be a process whereby the public can initiate a process to introduce popular legislation with legal input on Constitutional issues. One option would be to create a site for each registered voter to sign in, be verified and get a numbered account. At that site, somewhat similar to this one, new legislation could be proposed that would also be sent to their Congressional representatives, and then voted on ...more »

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Campaign: Communications Strategies

Civic Intelligence: Will We Be Smart Enough, Soon Enough?

Civic intelligence is the term that refers to the collective intelligence of people as applied towards shared challenges in a fair and effective manner. Lacking a commonly used name, civic intelligence, though it already exists as a phenomenon, will not receive the attention it deserves. Civic intelligence in a general way measures how well a community, nation, or society responds. Civic intelligence can be intentionally ...more »

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Make the Open Government Dialogue an ongoing process

One week is not enough for this important initiative.

It should be transformed into an ongoing tool for citizen participation in making decissions efffecting their lives.

When doing this, make sure that every participant really votes only once (e.g., by linking the exiting voters lists with this site.

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

A Democratic Military

Some will say that a democratic military is an oxymoron or a contradiction in terms. But, that is because we have not critically examined our military, why it exists, it's purpose and it's place in the society. The US military belongs to all of us, acts in our name and we suffer or gain from the consequences of what it does. Millions of people participate in the military and their families are effected. However, the military ...more »

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Dynamic Self-Governance (DSG)

Dynamic Self-Governance (DSG) is a way to organize informal groups, businesses of any size, and governmental agencies. DSG uses systems theory and cybernetics to create enterprises that function EXTREMELY well, AND treat people as human beings. The key to DSG is that the Dutch engineer who developed it 4 decades ago came up with a way to keep all participants equal in power: Consent decision-making for policy decisions. ...more »

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Develop and Implement a National Strategy for Sustainability

I would suggest that the best way to strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness, while making government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative, would be for the Obama Administration to lead the American People in Developing and Implementing a National Strategy for Sustainability. It is commonly recognized that those of us in the United States are not living sustainably today. With ...more »

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Internet Voting to Replace Congress for Representation

The strategy of having elected Congress members to represent constituencies was applicable when we had such a spread out citizen population and no technology to get every voice heard. We now have the technology available to truly have a government by the people. We will of course need congress-people, but their and their staff's role will be merely to sort through people-generated ideas (like this website)and to formulate, ...more »

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