Monday, September 8, 2008

Public Participation In Gov't Decision Making

Why do we have reprisentatives in government?

In the old days, it was impractical to ask every citizen what they thought about the issue. However, modern technology renders this reason void.

The assumption is that the reprisentative knows better than you. Howver, many citizens are well informed about the issues at hand. Much more so than in the "old days"

I suggest that citizens be given a greater part in government decision making, in correlation with the ease of communication, and greater knowledge of citizens.

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