The Practical Benefits of Actual Democracy
the People had the right and duty, the power and responsibility, to
vote on their own laws then a majority of their votes for a proposed
law would make the proposition the law. For example, if a majority of
the people wished to limit the amount of Carbon dioxide and other
“green house” gases put into the atmosphere, their voting for and
passing such a law would give the expressed limitation the force of
law. The Executive would be obliged to administer the law by any
means he saw fit that lead to the limitations defined in the law.
The Courts would be called upon to interpret the law that implemented
the limits and determine if it did or did not violate The
Constitution. And both the Executive and Judges will be elected by
the people and term limited: the Executive to two 4 year terms and
the judiciary, to two 9 year terms. Subject, of course, to the will,
and votes, of the people should they decide differently.
who were in the minority on the voting would be able to try and
muster a greater number of supporters and get the law replaced with
one they wanted.If
the majority of people voted for limitations on gun ownership those
limitations would be law.If
the majority voted for a higher minimum wage, higher taxes on
corporations or the wealthy; even lower taxes on the corporations and
the wealthy, that would be the law, until such time as a majority
changed their mind.
laws passed by Congress are budgetary. The same can be presumed by
Actual Democracy where the people are performing the legislative
duties. So the majority of people would determine how much money was
needed to run the Federal Government, implement the laws, preserve
the peace, pay for the Courts, police agencies, the military,
scientific research, health and welfare, run the Social Security
Office, the Internal Revenue Service, etc. It would be the people who
decide if the Government requires 4 trillion dollars to run, if banks
should pay 2% interest on deposits and charge 30% interest on loans.
That commerce should have more or less controls. Whether
corporations should have limits on their profit, on management's
salaries, on Teachers salaries, etc. Even on what kind of economy we
should have and support.
Criminal code and punishments would be voted on by the people. Limits
on the Judiciary sentencing practice may or may not be implemented.
always, after a period of time, error will get corrected, the
government will evolve to become a “more perfect” government. The
powerful will need to influence the majority of the citizen voters.
The media will be guided by laws, perhaps exposing outright lies and
slanders to legal action and criminal correction.
is the current important step in the evolution of government: from a
Republic to an Actual Democracy. We should hurry and implement it:
join it, support it, work hard for it, make us a truly free and
independent people and a government of the people's votes, by the
peoples votes, for the people's freedom and equality.