Re: Libertarian or "Dynamic" Socialism (fixed)

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 06 Jan 1997 12:29:51 -0500 wrote:
> >>
> My opinion of elections is nearly as low as my opinion of Governments.
> >>
> OK, so what is your alternative, your solution to how proper government comes
> into being? If you care about the rights of the inividual and are not
> propsoing outright not anarchy, how does the inidivual choose
> representatives?

WIth todays technology, political representatives are obsolete. This
obsolescence actually was inherent in the existence of the TV and Phone,
but social inertia and all...

THere is no reason why we couldn't have nationwide votes on proposed
legislation every evening. In such an event, I would suggest that
political advertizing be banned to allow each person their own studied
opinion free from outside influence, Freedom of speech or no.

WHile initially this would cause all sorts of yoyo/seesaw behaviors as
people actually got into the practice of passing their own stupid laws
and having to live with the consequences, but I imagine that people
would tire of that FAST and start to act a lot more responsibly with
their reaquired powers.

WIth this, we would need a system of populating the Supreme court with
the most conservative cantankerous old bastards/bitches determined to
protect our Constitutional rights from our own stupidity. THe more
powerful we make the legislative branch responsive to popular whims, we
need an equally powerful brake in the Judicial to prevent us from

Funny thing is though, this would probably INCREASE the population of
lawyers.......damn, I knew there had to be a downside.


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