1 vote
Apr 28, 2015

If people voted (by District, City or State) and agreed by consensus to require education and training in civics in order to live as residents in that voting region, then people could be screened out who do not agree to follow the laws, and follow procedures (such as cooperating with due process and police, and paying restitution for crimes).

In this way, similar to immigration and naturalization, training and tests could be required to be a resident in certain areas who agree to such standards as part of their local civics association or homeowners/neighborhood ordinance.

I would recommend civics education (including conflict resolution training and assistance) for all citizens in order to reduce crimes, abuses and violations, legal expenses and other costs to taxpayers -- by requiring residents to sign agreements accepting legal and financial responsibility for knowing and pay costs of procedures and restitution if convicted of premeditated offenses, in order to live in that District. But would expect such a policy only to be Constitutional if all residents in a District AGREE to enforce such ordinances as their local standard.

If such policies proved effective in reducing crime and costs to taxpayers, this could be opted into statewide or nationally. Because of civil rights arguments against discrimination, I believe it would have to be voted by consensus. If any part of the population disagrees, these kind of policies get stuck down on Constitutional grounds.

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