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Forum Post: OccupyTheConstitution Democracy Required Participation

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 31, 2011, 12:32 p.m. EST by A3Admin (0)
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Direct democracy will greatly increase the number of issues placed before voters. Because of complexity, people will have to do a lot more "homework" to understand them. Will they go along with this? How much time can we expect voters to spend on issues? If we don't get very high participation, won't we just be going back to rule by a minority again?

(This post is part of a collection of posts aimed at launching a new process called the National Opinion Collection System (NOCS). For more information on the process, see http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupytheconstitution-introduction/ )

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[-] 1 points by jomojo (562) 2 years ago

It's a good thing to examine the constitution, its flaws, strengths, and its authors. I don't think there is a large outcry to replace it. Have you seen a protest sign saying "Rewrite the constitution"? I do think we should move the government from D.C. to Zucotti park and give them tents, blankets, and pizza boxes for their campaigns, and green robes for the justices.