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Old 04-13-2019, 12:19 AM   #16
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Don't know much about the US political system, but yes, politicians often mess things up much more than necessary everywhere. I admit that their intervention in some issues is necessary in many cases, but often times issues can be solved (and are best solved) without their intervention.
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Originally Posted by dogpatch View Post
The right solution is much simpler, albeit radical:... select candidates via random selection, much like for jury service. Two or three candidates for each office. No one can volunteer to run for office; they must be drafted, so to speak, by an open-source publicly auditable program. Thus eliminating professional politicians, political parties, and expensive campaigns all in one stroke. Once selected, the citizen must report, must answer a series of simple questions, perhaps some internet and/or TV time for the higher offices. Two weeks later, the voters select, and those elected must serve. After serving one term the amateur officeholder returns to normal life, exempt from further service...

With one or two minor variations, this is probably my favourite hobby horse of all the ones in my stable.
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With one or two minor variations, this is probably my favourite hobby horse of all the ones in my stable.
Thanks for the thumbs up. Tux for President!


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