Posted 7 months ago on May 9, 2013, 4:52 a.m. EST by Kavatz
from Edmonton, AB
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First, scrap everything you know about government. Pretend for a sec that what you knew until now will have no influence on your design of a new democratic system.
Forget that it seems impossible, as that kind of thinking cannot lead to good change.
. Describing a new form of government so most people understand it requires a limitation on vocabulary used.
What needs to be governed in a nation? Law, justice, human needs, resource management, environmental protection, economic stability, and stuff like that. All the different aspects of modern life, or the divisions of government. That's it. It doesn't need to feel complicated.
What complicates things? Political parties complicate everything. Corporations strive to complicate everything. Corruption is too easy. Voting is fraudulent, and that's a fact.
Make things simple by taking those divisions of government and calling them Departments. Simple. They are separate, and for the most part do not affect or interfere with each other.
What is the purpose of separating Departments? These are the pillars of a nation. Each must be pure and strong. They all cannot be governed properly by one entity.
To govern Departments effectively, we must allow them to govern themselves under specific guidelines specified by the people democratically. This means we must remove political parties and the electoral process. This is really all that needs to get scrapped.
We don't need a president or prime minister. We don't need governors or senators. We don't need irresponsible parties competing for power. Aren't you sick of being cheated and lied to over and over? You can have better life without them.
It is irresponsible for people to vote. Pretty much nobody can understand the needs and problems of every Department. So what are people voting for, the prettiest known faces? The party that promises what you want and hates what you hate? So irresponsible.
You should only be politically active in the Department(s) you are most familiar with and concerned about. People who don't know much about your Department(s) should have no political influence on your decision making. Now that's responsible government.
Don't worry about departments you're not associated with, they are cared for by other citizens who are probably better off without your input.
. So now that we've broken down government into Departments, we only need to look at the governance of one. It doesn't matter which one really, as they all work the same (aside from the two unique ones: The Justice and Economics Departments). Let's call it The Department.
If there are no political parties, governors or a president, who is in power, making decisions that affect us all? How are these people put into power if we're not voting anymore?
Rather than voting, we use a method of evaluation. A leader does not have a fixed amount of time in power, but must maintain a competitive level of popularity in the Department. A leader can be replaced instantly simply by slipping in popularity.
Since leaders belong to a Department rather than a physical location, we drop geographic borders. Each Department spans the nation. So, the Departmental Constituency (people who evaluate the Department's leadership), will be in every state, for each department.
Departmental decision-making (legislation, amendments, etc.), is done publicly, with three main forces determining the outcome: Leaders, Constituents and the Political Opposition Parties. More on the new breed of Political Party in a bit, but with the real-time electronic engagement of the Departmental Constituency, leaders can lose popularity rather quickly.
A responsible government needs a strong force opposing it, keeping it in check and balance. Another name for Political Opposition Party is Activist Opposition. These are groups who organize to protest and fight for what they believe in. Green Peace is an excellent example of a hypothetical Party opposing Departments like Environment.
Any citizen can join any Party, and a Party can oppose multiple Departments. A Department can have multiple Parties opposing it.
To be a member of a Constituency (to earn the right to evaluate), however, means that you have to be employed by the public sector. By implementing Departmental Governance, every Department will offer guaranteed employment to any citizen (pay depends on attitude, behavior and comparable wages). The removal of systemic corruption and waste makes this promise possible, and what better way to stimulate the economy than putting money into the pockets of the less fortunate?
Members of Activist Opposition Parties can, but are not required to, be employed by the public sector. Technical rules apply.
. What's left to talk about but how the Department represents us on a national level, and in the international arena?
We've established that each Department spans the entire nation. In addition to this structure, we acknowledge that each community and region has unique needs and characteristics. The Department has three levels: National, Regional and Local. Each level must strive to produce a certain amount of leaders. Regional leaders represent the Local level. National-level leaders represent the regional and local leaders. This is what is referred to by a Departmental Leadership.
There will be one top-level leader for each Department. These leaders are not accountable to each other and are only required to cooperate in times of interdepartmental conflict. Technical rules apply.
How does the nation interact with other nations? Who is the one at the very top, above all departments? A figurehead without power, perhaps someone appointed by the International Affairs Department or whatever you want to call it. Someone that everyone can like, with remarkable integrity and character. Other nations will know that the figurehead is the voice of the Departments.
Any nation brave enough to switch to Departmental Governance will undoubtedly surpass other nations in terms of justice, freedom, education, health and wealth.
Our intellectuals tell us emphatically that systemic change is necessary. We have to think this far outside of the box. But what is so strange about Departmental Governance? Nothing - it's just that we're trained to avoid such thinking.
Perhaps the most important to realize is that people can understand how it works for a change. It's so simple and predictable: if there's a problem, it will be fixed or leaders will be replaced (and the next best candidates are always ready, willing and able).