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3 years ago  ::  Jan 06, 2015 - 4:33PM #1
ebeneezer169
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New theory of Government, just had the idea so bare with me:-


But basically why not build a government that actually includes all the different groups with-in a society? Purposely.


You effectivly leave no group unaccounted for, having all peoples from all areas of the society represented.



Representatives from all the different groups, religious groups, political groups, ethic groups, social groups, within a society.


People to represent business, people to represent workers, people to represent the police and army, people to represent the media, people to represent the legal system.


And so on


it would mean government would have at it´s heart, and by design everyone represented. There would be no more lobying each group would have it´s representative and so its voice.


Weeker groups could be represented in a stronger way as to achieve a balenced, fairer government.


Any ideas or suggestions welcome.....



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3 years ago  ::  Jan 10, 2015 - 1:33PM #2
TPaine
Posts: 10,308

This would be a great idea if it could be accomplished. In fact, Thomas Paine wrote roughly the same idea in his 1795 "Dissertation on the First Principles of Government" that you can read Here. The question is how to accomplish such a program. It would take a constitutional amendment to take the money out of political campaigns so that every candidate would be on equal footing. It would also prevent the richest Americans from buying candidates by giving them millions of dollars for campaign ads. I'll try to come up with more ideas in future posts.

"To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture."-- Thomas Paine: The Crisis No. V (March 21, 1778)
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3 years ago  ::  Jan 26, 2015 - 11:22PM #3
Roymond
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Jan 10, 2015 -- 1:33PM, TPaine wrote:


This would be a great idea if it could be accomplished. In fact, Thomas Paine wrote roughly the same idea in his 1795 "Dissertation on the First Principles of Government" that you can read Here. The question is how to accomplish such a program. It would take a constitutional amendment to take the money out of political campaigns so that every candidate would be on equal footing. It would also prevent the richest Americans from buying candidates by giving them millions of dollars for campaign ads. I'll try to come up with more ideas in future posts.




Not just out of political campaigns, out of politics entirely.  No one except individual citizens should have any political rights at all -- though by extension, a group of citizens could band together to exercise their individual rights as a group.  Thus no money from corporations, unions, churches, or associations like the NRA or AMA or any such group, would be allowed into politics at any stage of the game.  That would mean no electioneering, for candidates or for issues, and no lobbying of any sort.


In terms of representation for all, there's actually a model for that:  everyone would be required to support someone for representative in the House, and each House member would have as many votes as people who backed him or her.  Thus each representative would represent only those who supported him or her, and no one would be stuck with a representative who didn't agree with the person's views.


Such a system would require an even stronger Bill of Rights, plus a constitutional provision that any time there is a question about any law, the position best favoring individual rights must prevail; otherwise, majorities would tromp on minority rights even more effectively than now.

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