I have thought for many years that this would solve the 'special interest" ruling America. As long as the people could make "moral" voting decisions, this system would work quite well. Yet if the morality of the people spirals down to where our society becomes an abusive society where right and wrong no longer exist and freedom become more like free love and "let's legislate more of it," then we will not be much better off than we are now.
In direct democracy, the people hold the key, and the education of those people is not going to necessarily going to be the saving grace for votes that will direct our society to a higher plane. The heart of the people must be the cornerstone of a direct democracy system where God is working in their lives, filling their minds with the right choices.
Also, I do not believe that the new electorate could possibly vote on every issue. Realistically, this would not be possible, yet somehow a direct democracy committee could be established in order to choose the most controversial and important issues to vote upon. Also, it is my opinion, once a law is made, as a result of a vote by the people, a court should not be allowed to overturn it.
That's about all I have for the moment. Take care and I wish you the best. Pray that the direct democracy system will become a reality.
Dear Mr. Frank,
Thank you for your comments and your interest in direct democracy. I will have your letter posted in our Your Comments section.
We certainly agree that in a direct democracy system, the voters cannot vote on every issue. Our proposal (the proposed constitutional amendment on the website) would create a nonpartisan system of elected professional representatives, rather than professional politicians, to manage our government. The people would vote on matters of taxation and important public policy. This would all be done over secure voting networks connected to voters' homes wherein the people could communicate with each other and their elected representatives. All voting and elections would be conducted over the voting networks.
Your idea of having a committee to decide important issues to vote on would be workable in the proposed system. Thank you for your suggestion.
Daniel B. Jeffs, founder
The Direct Democracy Center