Re: Some thoughts on Politics

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 10:36:41 MDT

"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> Michael S. Lorrey wrote,
> Friday, September 29, 2000 11:24 AM
> > Politics as we know them will not exist. Politics as a means of dispute
> > resolution in a society will likely remain in some form at ever greater levels
> > of dilution down to more local, individual levels, in one form or another.
> I really like the sound of that.
> What can we do to speed the process of making politics nonexistent?
> (This sentiment is felt most urgently in an election year.)

Support any candidate that wishes to return authority to more local political
subdivisions: from federal to state, state to county, county to city, city to
neighborhood, or any of the above to the individual. Lobby for any bill that
such legislators sponsor that seeks to to the same, as well as any bill that
decreases the ability of government to act in secret, without public input or
oversight, and without accountability.

A multi layer political system like we have should function to weed out the most
corrupt individuals, so that the cream rises to the top, so each higher level of
government should be more transparent, with less ability for an individual to
take personal advantage. It is far easier to deal with a corrupt politician at
the local level by bringing higher levels of law enforcement to ensure
accountability, than to deal with the scum rising to the top with nobody
watching them or interfering with their peculation.

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