RE: Big government (Was: Re: Anthrax addendum.)

From: Colin Hales (
Date: Wed Oct 17 2001 - 15:39:15 MDT

"Alex F. Bokov"
> <snip>
> > Above all, remember that government is not a fact of life, not a force
> > of nature, just another institution that we built, and that we will
> > dismantle once it has completely outlived its usefulness.
J. R. Molloy:
> This statement points to the emergence of big government, and I wonder how
> many people think that governments are mere artifacts of human invention,
> which can be replaced (by what?).

How about....
Replaced by pure administration. No central debates. Subcontract everything.
All voting from home via the internet. Decisions based on individual issues
and no party dogma. Every voter legally obliged to vote on X issues in any
one year. Every issue has a discussion site. Nowhere for the lobbyist to go.
No power broking. Create a 'voting morning' where adults do their voting and
make it a real cultural event. We have a general manager to be head of the
administration and a President to be the public face and plant trees etc.
The politician becomes extinct.

Having got to here I've realised I've just created "country X, Inc." with a
board of directors = the public. Well why not? For the first time in history
it is viable to vote on inidvidual issues in a practical sense.


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