They're not voting because...
- ...because we need a new system. Why...
...because we need a new system. Why not: every year, a regionally representative body of citizens is selected by lot to form parliament - just like selecting a jury. The political parties become simple lobbies for particular interests, and have no say in law-making or decisionmaking. Voilą, the end of politicians, the end of elections, the end of votingwritten 18th Apr 2005
Rich replies: Because not everyone is smsrt enough to run the country? If we picked people at random, well, yowch. If we voted people in against their will, that's unfair because it infringes on their freedoms, if we voted people in who wanted to respresent their area, then it's really not that much different to the current system ó_Owritten 18th Apr 2005
Rich replies: ...and yes, I spelled 'smart' incorrectly, ironic ;)
It's been a long, long monday :P
All in favour of three day weekends?written 18th Apr 2005
Chris replies: Because our current system has developed through centuries, and rapidly or drastically changing any political system is a recipe for disaster.written 18th Apr 2005
Anthony Tuffin replies: I have already suggested a "National Jury", picked at random, to replace the House of Lords and, since then, British Columbia set up a Citizens' Assembly, chosen that way. I beieve proportional representation by the Single Transferable Vote would be the best way to elect the House of Commons.written 18th Apr 2005