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Mohamed Mortada

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Alternative for Democracy

Democracy lacks coherence with the imperfect nature of human beings. Decisions shouldn't be taken by majorities since we have no guarantees that these majorities are right. Giving the same amount of votes for everyone means putting someone's education on the same level with another person's ignorance. Also, decision are hardly based on analysis and studies.

The idea is still theoretic but I propose giving the power to the debate that occurs between specialists in the first place and commoners on a second level. The idea consists of a scientific method which calculates advantages and disadvantages on different levels (environmental, economic, educational...) The project that provides success on more levels is executed. The matter becomes more of a democracy of advantages rather than of people.

There are laws for debating and there is a council that organizes debates. Every town, city or public institution would have a council. For now I believe that a competition is made for assigning council members which aren't more than employees but the matter is debatable.

It is possible to change every detail by debate in this system but the main idea remains the same.

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  • Ross G

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    Feb 17 2013: The Republic was a significant improvement to democracy. Unfortunately, we're presently witnessing exactly how an uneducated, immoral, and divided vulgus can create opportunity for criminals to rip a republic apart at the highest levels.
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      Feb 18 2013: As one of the vulgus, I take umbrage at the thought that I would create opportunities for those whose appetite for power is all consuming. I am a gentle soul that takes every word of my fellows as truthful as any word of mine. I do not see insincerity. I want all us in our society to be successful in their endeavors, to reach for their own stars and live their own lives. I do not see us as immoral, uneducated or divided. Those are terms spoken by those who seek power and are used to steal our trust and our faith. This is also why I believe that individual rights are the highest order in a society and the society has it's foremost authority to insure those rights are never violated.

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