[LINK] Direct-Technocratic Party

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Tue Aug 31 13:07:49 AEST 2010

  Here's my 1c worth (it probably isn't worth the full 2c)

Democracy isn't about voting or decisions it's about responsibility.

Democracy works by the citizenship appointing representatives who 
temporarily are responsible for conducting affairs of the state. They 
are given certain powers in order to discharge this responsibility and 
they are regularly called to account.

Elections are the mechanisms by which a) the representatives are 
identified and b) are held to account.

Representative Democracy is an oxymoron.

The citizenship voting on decisions takes responsibility away from the 
representatives but doesn't allocate it sufficiently well to the 
citizenship. California is a prime example of how badly this can go wrong.

Technology may be a solution but nobody has explained to me what the 
problem is.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
email:	 brd at iimetro.com.au
website: www.drbrd.com

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