Have you ever heard the saying “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”? Collaborative problem-solving software allows us to turn 300 million Americans into 300 million leaders. If we want laws that benefit the 100%, we have to collaborate. We cannot leave global problem solving to the 1%. The 1% simply do not have the same problems as the 100%, and they never will.
Every American could use their voting power to adapt our current government from a 1% political party system to a technodemocratic republic. The U.S. legislative branch currently has 535 congressional seats – 100 Senators and 435 House Representatives. We’re going to need at least 535 Americans to run for the U.S. Congress as technodemocratic candidates.
A technodemocratic republic would be more efficient than a 1% political party system because the will of the American people would drive legislation. The Evoting Service would be accessible to every American by both website and mobile apps. Problems could be solved, and new laws passed, all in a matter of weeks. The speed at which it happens would be up to the American people.
The Evoting Service would be crowdfunded, owned, and controlled by 100% of the American people, rather than a corporation, political party, or government agency. By utilizing blockchain, every American would have a copy of the evidence (a quasi-spreadsheet listing every evote). The evidence becomes so decentralized that there is no longer a convenient point of attack for hackers.
The goal is not to find perfect people to run our government. The goal is to minimize abuse of power, money in politics, and other conflicts of interest by installing government accountability mechanisms. A decentralized Evoting Service would provide documented evidence of majority interests and ensure that government decisions are consistent with the will of the people represented.
A technodemocratic republic would provide optimal equality using a decentralized electronic voting platform, such as a blockchain-based Evoting Service. Every American would have the power to propose, prioritize, debate, and evote on legislation, regardless of race, religion, wealth, or gender. Every American, by birthright, would have a seat at the legislative table.
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