Friday, June 05, 2015
The real effective distance between congressmen and senators to their constituency is way too long. If each one of these has to answer to more than a couple of hundred of citizens they are really not answering to anyone.
Every couple of hundred citizens should have the right to appoint a citizen delegate, and these delegates should be the one to vote on what congressmen and senators propose.
Every single citizen should receive real time information on how his delegate has voted. That would help to hold them accountable.
That would inject a lot of dynamism and real separation of powers into our feeble democracies.
If we want a promised a “representative democracy” “dependent on the people alone,” this has to be the modern way to get it.