- Arie Johannes de Vries
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an interactive government website, REAL democracy by the internet.
if democracy is the will of the people, why is not that the people rule over the government? i think in these days of a false democracy where people can vote on who they want, but in the end knowing far to less of that person and his goals itself.
what if, we had an interactive website with all those dissensions made by the government made by the people of that country itself. what if we all had the chance to think about for example 'the economic crisis' and try to find a healthy solution where everyone involved could look at and vote on our idea. the idea with the most votes could be the best idea for us all.
why is that we vote for people who we don't even know with some great ideas, instead of voting on those ideas itself. We could reward the best idea with some amount of money, instead of paying some person with some good ideas in the start every month until he quits or until the next election campaign. TED.COM proves us how impotent ideas are, and we don't care who it is, who speaks out their idea, but we care about what he/she has to say to us and if we like it.
think about the ability to decide yourself what your country would spend our taxes on. do you think the will of the people can handle this 'heavy' responsibility? i think; YES WE CAN. (if we want this)