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This is something i have been thinking about for quite a long time.
I also presented it to "public" several times already so im aware of the usual counter arguments.
There are a few really big problems that our current system produces in practice and since i dont have enough space here to number them all and then present the solution/suggestions ill just go straight to the solutions.
These would all be constitutional laws from which all other laws and rules would be developed.
Or, a basis for a new constitution for democracy 2.0
1. During elections each candidate would need to present his promises in a simple, clear and written form that would be considered a contract with the people. Each promise must be given an exact date for completion.
For each breach or failure to fulfill each point in the contract the consequences would be strict, swift and severe, ranging from getting fired on the spot, to loosing seats in the parliament to being criminally prosecuted.
ie - no more lying in elections allowed - by law.
2. The elected would have no immunities whatsoever, no privileges whatsoever.
- no official cars, no payed lunches, no payed hotel rooms or any kinds of services.
- the wage they would receive would be nations average and nothing else.
- the elected would be required to work 8 hours a day just like everyone else, all year round
- not showing up on work would produce the same consequences as it does for everyone else (reduction of wage, getting fired)
3. All financial records of each elected official would be open and accessible to anyone 24/7.
4. All financial records and data of the government itself would be absolutely open and accessible to everyone 24/7.
I would ask anyone who comments on this to answer these few questions:
1. Do you think this would be an improvement over the current system? Why, why not?
2. If you had a choice would you rather live in such a system or any of the current ones? Why?
3. Anything else you want to ask about?