BaruchCorrect ...Sun Apr 8, 2012 14:1068.90.156.23you simply have to reestablish the "polis" ... which was similar to our counties ... only on the basis of population, not on gerrymandering. Ancient Megara for example, near Athens. City population of 3,000, country population of 21,000. Of course only a fraction of those could vote, maybe 300. If you enfranchise all the adults then you have to break it down to precinct, again based on population. Then bottom up confederation, not federalism ... you elect a representative for say one year, from among the precinct, who then goes to a local assembly of 300 and so on until you reach 300.000,000 people covered. Working down including the whole population we get ... 300,000,000 to 1,000,000 to 3,333 to 111 ... the top level being the President. So on that basis, make a precinct a little over 100 people each, but each higher assembly be about 300 members each ... or about 3,000,000 precincts. You would have to know your neighbors. Right now we have about 1,000 counties ... this scheme would require about 10,000 municipia, each with 300 precincts, with a total of 3,333 people. The municipia would then be aggregated x300 into a state of 1,000,000 ... and then you have 300 states, with each state getting one representative.
- Or..... clarym29, Sun Apr 8 11:58maybe we should go in the opposite direction. Maybe a full democracy should be tried--like the New England townhall meetings. That, too, would slow down the who government process and make one person ... more