I'd switch to a European-style Parliamentary system with Condorcet voting mandated in all elections.
What if we had a system where we had to take a test to go and vote? -a system where we would have to have a little larger knowledge about basic politics, than the most people, to be able to vote. In our present democracy everybody who's considered as an adult can go and vote.. I'm sure alot of people would agree with me that the qoute: ''most people are idiots'', is abvious with that democracy we're having. We chose with our hearts (which is stupid because this is politics... -we should use our brain). I think that's the reason people are voting the way they do. So many people vote without actually knowing what they're woting for. (I believe that they means do it in good faith. They just don't know better.. Politic is becomming more and more a kind of ''reality tv'' than actual POLITIC... kissing babies and stuff...) That's where i think our democrasy is wrong. I would like a world where we have to be able to actually come up with a good argument for the reason we vote the way we vote (I't should be annonymus ofc. But I don't know how to fix that.. PS. I'm not going to be one of the people in my world voting hehe reasons). I think we should go through some basic tests too, to see if we know basics about our community, and that we aren't against people only because of their Religion, Sex, Sexuality or Race or whatever they want to do (except hurting others physical/mental). I want a representative democracy where we vote for a certain odd number of people, like 115 or 233 or whatever.. I'm not smart enough to find out. Then we re-elect every year again.. or somewhat.. I'm not that smart.and then the politicans we chose make the laws and vote inten for what to use money on and stuff like that
Ps. got some of the ideer from danish standup comedian Brian Mørk
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Yeah, cool. thanks man! :)
I would keep the House, Senate, and President, but what I would change is that the positions would be filled by lottery. Every citizen would be up to serve, and by a random drawing you would have to serve the country. Now this would mean you'd get a cross section of the citizens, nobody could influence and election, nobody could buy an election.
Let me understand this idea. I guess this lottery would be conducted among every citizen who would declare their interest for running for the office, right? Now, what happens if these are bad people, or just complete idiots?
Nope, everyone even if you didn't want to serve it would be your duty, like jury duty. Now you ask if they are bad people or complete idiots, well don't we have those now? Heck I can point to presidents who's family made their money illegally. And we aren't getting the brightest bulbs in the pack now.
Think about it, under this plan nobody can buy an election, corporations can spend all the money they want, of course they won't because they can't influence the election. Being a random selection you would have more women, minorities, more people from diverse walks of life. And since they wouldn't be beholding to a political party they would be free to co-operate with anyone they choose. Yes, you'd have people going after them once they are in office, but given the short amount of time they would serve 6 years max, most could resist the temptations that they could offer. Of course we would still have corruption laws.
I feel given a chance most people would try and do the right thing, even if two people were far left and far right, given a little time they could find common ground, but as it stands now those two people don't dare talk to each other, much less try to work out some kind of deal, they have corporations, their parties, their constituents, screaming for blood from the other side, then the other side is screaming that they aren't willing to talk, etc. by being picked by lottery, much of that goes away. I know the local papers, news, would blast them but again I feel a person would stand on their principals and do what they think is right. It's only when a person get elected and wants to stay in office that they won't vote their principals.