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Arthanari Chandrasekaran

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Are we qualified enough to select our our own president, or prime minister or chief minister?

Selecting a president or chief minister is a extremely high priority, critical activity. Why are we common people, involved in this activity. In what capacity to you think we are intelligent enough to decide who can be our president who actually has to decide the growth of our entire nation. Isn't any human too innocent to make these complicated decisions. Only a president will have the accumulated wisdom to identify a person who is skilled enough to play his role.

I suggest a board of responsible, visionary community to the max of 100 people can get the inputs from the people and consider it as one of the parameter along with 1000 other parameters to decide the person who is going to run the nation for the next term.

Another possibility could be if the citizens have to decide who their leader has to be, then the election, when it should happen should also be decided by the people.

In what way do you think a individual/ citizen is qualified enough to identify a person who is fully equipped with the knowledge and wisdom to take the nation forward and find solution for all the problems the nation faces.

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    Aug 6 2012: As i said involvement of citizen is necessary, that alone cannot be a viable parameter to make large scale decisions.

    A board which has nothing to do with the people and nothing to do with the politics/ politicians and whose primary task is to identify the person who can run the nation's government for the next term and decide whether that person should be replaced by someone better in between the term should fix all the issues in the currently vulnerable ecosystem.

    In such a scenario there are a array of responsibilities split across groups of people and there is no single point of failure, one mistake in one place can be easily addressed by others and fixed.

    People within the chain of responsibility of a political system may not be able to make these decision because of too many parameters to handle and in that process the core purpose of the process might get shadowed.

    Well, who controls this board may be taking one step further in this direction. Just for an example we can have "United Nations" and the likes to decide upon the members of the board.

    The world is more connected these days. The efforts of any nation does not only benefit that particular country but has positive impact on an grid of connected nations and so is the negative impact when the recessions hit and economies slowdown. So i believe involving a person from outside the nation in deciding the political system of any nation is definitely a healthy strategy as they are also going to derive major benefits form a nation based on the political climate of any country.

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