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National ballot initiatives

We should amend the constitution to allow for a national ballot initiative process. It would allow citizens to address issues that Congress fails to or does so inadequately, such as real campaign finance reform. This would not get rid of any current aspect of our government, it would just provide another check and balance to the people.

 

For a proposed amendment, please read: http://ni4d.us/amendment

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New Strategies and Techniques

Open all decisions to everyone; get rid of professional politicians

Many institutions are opening up the decision-making process to the entire internet community. The government is one of the slowest to adopt this model. Of course, it would take a lot of thought and planning to get it right, but projects like the Metagovernment and Whitehouse2 are already figuring out the details. In fact, we could start adopting their software in the smallest government agencies and gradually work our ...more »

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Citizen Oversight

In the past, some laws and acts have been passed which the American people did not agree with (such as the patriot act). A similar system is used by the Swiss, and shown by them to work. Such an addition to our system would work as such: when any law, act, or amendment, after passing through congress and signed by the president, would be available to a general vote by the people. (For expediency sake, this should probably ...more »

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