Neighborly Democracy

What follows is a proposal to have each of us take back our individual power to influence the government:

Any citizen of The United States of America who is of an age and mental capacity to be treated as an adult by the justice system is a Voter.

Voters are grouped into Precincts of 100 contiguous Voters.

Each Precinct selects, by whatever means is satisfactory to that precinct, 1 Precinct Representative, who serves at the pleasure of their constituents, and can be replaced at any time by a new selection cycle.

(Precinct Representatives have 100 Voters as constituents.)

Precinct Representatives are grouped into Councils of 100 contiguous precincts.

Each Council selects, by whatever means is satisfactory to that Council, 1 Council Representative, who serves at the pleasure of their constituents, and can be replaced at any time by a new selection cycle.

(Council Representatives have 100 Precinct Representatives as constituents, and therefore represent 10,000 Voters.)

Council Representatives are grouped into Legislatures of 100 contiguous Councils.

Each Legislature selects, by whatever means is satisfactory to that Legislature, 1 State Representative, who serves at the pleasure of their constituents, and can be replaced at any time by a new selection cycle.

(State Representatives have 100 Council Representatives as constituents, and therefore represent 1,000,000 Voters.)

At each level, city, county, regional, and state legislators are selected as needed. All serve at the pleasure of their constituents, and can be replaced at any time.

City Councils, County Commissions, State Legislatures continue to manage the government as presently, but are simply more accountable to their constituents (about 100 people) and can be replaced at any time, as can their constituents, and theirs.


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Neighborly Democracy — 1 Comment

  1. Good time – especially good time – for creative ideas that could help all voters feel connected to voting outcomes.
    Thanks, Will

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