Category: rejected concepts

Voting with multiple options

If there are many options to choose from in the voting, there is a possibility of manipulation consisting in the fact that a small project is made that contains postulates on which a small group of people cares. In this way, their votes are taken away from other projects. For this reason, the Swiss have introduced the following mechanism for legislative initiatives:– citizens form a legislative initiative – the government can create a counter-proposal – then both proposals go to

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Liberum veto

Let’s assume that there is a liberum veto in the group. One person can block any decision. We will see how it works on the example of taxes. Consider two situations: 1. A motion has been made for a radical increase in taxes. Thanks to the liberum veto, one person blocked this change. This situation seems to be beneficial for the group. 2. The country was attacked by a neighbor. In order to be able to defend oneself effectively, taxes

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Dismissal of the representative

The coachman (citizens) would like to get home, but horses (politicians) dream of running in the meadow and nibbling grass. So what should the coachman do? A. He should exchange horses until one of the next ones overcomes his instincts and takes the coachman home to B.’s house. The coachman should use the reins and lead the horses home If citizens do not have the right to a referendum , the dismissal of a representative seems to be a good

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Making individual decisions by referendum – instead of creating long-term rules

It sometimes happens that someone says: “Democracy, democracy, but we can’t vote on every fuck.” And that’s right. A very large number of referendums can not only discourage people, but can even be used for manipulation. The body empowered to issue referendums can produce a huge number of votes and hide in them the records that it wants to sneakily smuggle. That’s why REFERENDUMS SHOULD NOT TAKE DECISIONS Instead, referendums should be legislated. What’s the difference? – The decision concerns

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Completely open group

If a group is completely open, politicians will always come and take over eventually.   So far, this has happened in the following initiatives: – Association Civic Movement Democratic Action – Direct Democracy Association (managed to repel the takeover attempt) – WIR Movement – eParlamant of Free People   Politicians introduce a lot of movement and take all initiative. The statements of normal calm people are inundated. The idea of running in the elections is beginning to dominate. Ordinary people

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Common mistakes in democratic organizations

Direct democracy is an extremely inspiring system. We can finally govern ourselves! Isn’t that great? Unfortunately, perhaps because of the enormity of freedom that referendums give us, each new group is reinventing direct democracy. If you do not study the latest achievements of direct democracy before forming a group, you will always make some mistakes. These mistakes make it impossible for new groups to grow. The first one was once committed by myself: TURNOUT THRESHOLDS It seemed reasonable to me

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Cooperation with politicians

If the idea of a group is based on the assumption that politicians will listen to the group, then such a group can be liquidated by the cheeks at any time. It is enough for politicians to stop listening to the group's commands. Instead, the purpose of the group should be to help each other and establish common rules that are beneficial to all members of the group. Cooperation with politicians is possible only after many years of the group's

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A broad and widespread social movement

eParlament of the Free People Movement is another attempt to create a social movement   To the Active RWL Group   I understand that using iVoting goes hand in hand with the following approach: – we are building a universal social movement whose aim is to change the law at the state level – iVoting makes it easier because it contains the personal data of all citizens The use of iVoting is a novelty, but the attempt to build a

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Openness of votes

Anonymity of votes is not needed if everyone in the group has the same interest. However, if someone from the group wants to win something for themselves, then transparency begins to be a problem. With open voting, a selfish person can:– see who their ally is- see if allies voted as they agreed– pressure people who vote differently Peer pressure The influence of peer pressure on decisions is well illustrated by Asch's experiment. It is very difficult to have a

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Compulsion voting and turnout threshold

For many years, coercion to vote has been used in many countries. It is from that time that the legend comes that 99% of Swiss people take part in the referendum. It turned out, however, that when voting is forced, people who have not had time to be interested in the subject vote as the largest media say. However, when voting is voluntary, only those who are sure that their knowledge is good enough that the result of the vote

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