Originally Posted by Minx
A novel idea is that only taxpayers and people with a certain level of Education gets to vote - not the entire population over the age of majority.
We have the opposite, but we even had a referendum on our state ballot this election season to allow non-citizens to vote. Thankfully it was shot down. There are many legal paths to citizenship and if you want the right to vote, then you have to travel the legal path.
Originally Posted by spitfire
That condition is probably antagonised by wot I typed.
Originally Posted by Zaphod
We already have a way to hold our elected politicians to account.
It's called an election.
Those who disagree with the actions of an elected politician have the option to vote them out.
Bingo! The problem is we don't have term limits, which we desperately need for Congress.
Yes, but to make them more effective we have got to instate term limits for Congress the same way we have done for the presidency.
Originally Posted by PooBear
True democracy doesn't work.
In America 60% of the electorate want some sort of gun control and yet it doesn't happen and why?
Because lobbying takes place
, palms are greased and we get the status quo.
True democracy is the best model there is. Unquestionably, the insidious nature of lobbying has its grips on many reforms and bills. Lobbyists are not just infused with money, but a path for politicians and aids to make good money when they lose their offices. There are over 10K in Washington right now.