Do-It-Yourself Government

Do-It-Yourself Government

My Society: Our Problems Need Not Be Government Problems

Invest in Web 2.0 tools to help people create transparent, flexible, Do-It-Yourself communities. Essentially, we have the technology to create our own communities with many of the benefits associated with cooperation and exchange, such as pooled resources, civic institutions, social capital, and cultural capital. We should use it and education to empower individuals, communities, and society at large. Although we can ...more »

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IMPEACHMENT

Not long ago we impeached a man for less than this man has done already. This man has lied more in six months than Bill Clinton did in two terms. I believe that the purposeful deception concerning the birth certificate, coupled with the irresponsible and wreckless conduct overseas is ground for teason and high crimes. ITS TIME FOR THE REAL CHANGE!!!!IMPEACH OBAMA!!!

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Recall Nancy Pelosi now!

No need to wait for 2010 election, Californians know how to do the petitions for recall. You have done it for Governor, let's get this on the “Fast Track” (as Nancy likes to say) it just can't wait! Get the petitions ready for the 4th of July weekend. Signatures will be easy to collect at TEA parties. I'm sure there are some other states that are able to Recall their Representatives and or Senators too. Then we can see ...more »

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Overhaul federal statues and streamline the legal system.

I believe we are well over due for an overhaul of our legal system. Like our tax system, our legal system has too many loopholes, and laws that are no longer serve the public. Many have been put on the books and forgotten. So, I suggest a little "spring cleaning", which I beleive would help make the legal system more effective. I believe, that if we the people wake up and really begin to take hold of the responsiblity ...more »

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Voting on issues

I would like to be able to vote on issues directly, rather than having elected representatives vote for us. With internet sites we could vote for which issues are worthwhile, then have a second vote that decides how the issue should be handled.

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Train skilled community organizers to strengthen our democracy.

Invest (and encourage others to invest) in community organizers to achieve greater “participation” and “collaboration” in government. This will increase transparency in government and strengthen our democracy. Investing in new technologies is important, but “Tools don't build houses. Carpenters build houses," explains Marshall Ganz, who has been credited as the architect of President Obama's field campaign. Who knows? ...more »

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Inter-citizen forums for helping each other deal with government

Sometimes, the best way for a citizen to get help in dealing with the goverment is to get help from somebody who had to deal with the same problem before.

 

Forums, mailing lists, all the web 2.0 tools are there to help, while offloading from the main government support services.

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Thou Shall not touch our Children, nor Demand they Disrobe

See the Redding case pending in the Supreme Court.

 

Here's how this works for those who don't know. Even if the Court rules in favor of the School, you write your congress to pass legislation forbidding such actions.

 

Okay?

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Is it time to secede?

We seem to be a nation divided by ideology. There is the left versus the right or if you choose, Democrats versus Republicans. The important thing is that the two ideologies, call them liberal or conservative or whatever you want, are on two different sides of the ideological fence. I would propose that all who favor government running their lives for them and coming up with programs that take care of them from cradle ...more »

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The Robust Debate is here, Obama. Not in Iran. Listen to Us. Us. Here. Now.

See Drudge.

 

Obama is excited about the robust debate in Iran. Mistake.

 

He's breaking promises faster than he made them, and this exercise in open government will be a major insult if nothing genuine comes of it.

 

A few new websites with pages for comment isn't going to get it.

 

He must answer. Or he stirs the pot and walks away. I don't think it will settle well so long as the heat is on.

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The British are Coming! --- Beware the Internet Censor --- Preserve the 1st

Anonymity is a foundation for political speech. But the UK has done away with it.

 

Do not let this happen in the USA. Our government watches other governments to see what they can get away with, then follows suit. All over the globe, this happens, and people are ground down to dollars and dust.

 

If we are to have valid government, we must fight back more effectively than ever.

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