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.
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 »
To the Moderators of this site, In your moderation policy you state the following: "While we invite open participation and diverse viewpoints to be shared, the main goal of this dialogue is to answer the overarching question: How can we strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness by making government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative?" Do you really belive that? If so, what could ...more »
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 »
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 »