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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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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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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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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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Direct Democracy with Revokable Proxy Voting By Subject

Given different expertise levels and passions to engage in certain topics, some people are simply far more expert than others. If one were able to vote on anything, or alternatively assign one's votes on particular subject areas to someone else they trust to vote wisely, then one could have confidence that their vote is most aligned with their intent. Proxied votes could be re-proxied to others as desired, potentially ...more »

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