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Direct democracy Vs Representative democracy. A network to connect and empower America with our US politicians and our elected leadership.

I am developing a social network that could change the way America's political agenda is set. I would like to reset the tone of America by giving all Americans a choice in our futures again. One American network for all Americans. I believe America does not get involved with US politics merely because it’s complicated and we have all lost trust in our representative democracy. America wants a choice in what’s happening to us all, so let’s give it to them by creating a Direct Democracy network where the citizen has the power to make change on all levels. In the network the user will be able to view current bills on the floor at the congressional, senate, and presidential level. The user will have the ability to vote on these bills and view the voting results of all Ameritics users as they move to the respective floors of the house or reps and on the president’s desk. Ameritics users will be able to connect with other users and with their elected leaders; via the congressional district tab (connecting with citizens in your district), Senate state tab (connecting with citizens in your state), and Presidential tab (connecting with citizens in the United States). I believe more brains are better than one which is why I’m introducing a think tank; an area within the site where users join forces to create and share ideas on how to fix problems in their district, state, and country levels. The user will also have access to daily Q&A’s as well as current and trending news, a history of their district and state representatives, and approval ratings based on Ameritics activity. A real-time debt clock can also be found on the network. Ameritics users will be able to integrate their Ameritics activity with their personal social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. Together we can empower our citizens. Our futures and our children’s futures depend on it.

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    Jul 3 2012: This concept has a few serious problems with it. First, how are you going to provide assurance to politicians that they're only seeing what their constituents are saying? Closely related to this, how are you going to verify the identity and location of these individuals? Will your system recognize computers that have been co-opted by botnets? How often will you scan for botnets? How will you prevent hostile states and nonstate actors from interfering with this system?

    How will you distinguish factual and false information? Will you determine source reliability? How will you prevent or stop erroneous memes that can or that have gone viral? Will you attempt to make a distinction of different political factions and special interest groups? How will you manage a balance in public discourse between different special interests? What if a small minority trolls or shouts down a larger group? What about a hostile faction among the politician's constituents that troll his/her supporters?
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      Jul 4 2012: Phillip thank you for your feed back as this project is a challenge due to the ever changing technical advances and the cost for development. I remain very fluid and continue to asses, manipulate such issues and conflicts you mention. I cannot answer all of your questions but the one that sticks out the most for me is, "how are you going to provide assurance to politicians that they're only seeing what their constituents are saying?"
      I am in the works of completing a United States citizen smart card that will take your identity and place it on one smart card. Ones licenses number, SSN, passport number, health care benefits and records due to the passing of Obama care, voter registration number, Concealed carry permits, ext. Your life’s choices on health care coverage, qualifying tax breaks, Identifying your Spouses and dependents and family lineage, all state and federal government everything will live upon one smart card and can only be accessed by you with a pin number given by yourself. This smart card will be the catalyst between you and a fraud. I believe this to be a very secure way of doing things and cut out all of the other ID cards and permits we all carry. I believe we must consolidate all of our American Licenses, registry numbers, and policies into one carry able smart card. On Ameritics if you are voting on a bill that is about to hit the floor for his or hers congressman you will have to digitally sign your yea or nay thus marking your vote on your smart card verifying that it is in fact you that is voting and this is the way you voted. There is more to come as I don’t want to give away all of my secrets and ideas to the future America. Have a great 4th of July, enjoy the Independences day and remember Americas fallen that have sacrificed their lives.

      Andrew Witte

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