Sprout
Maybe not at 51%....
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:17pm
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But... I think if we were to set the bar HIGHER, it might work...

If we set the bar at 60 or 65... If it took 65% of votes among the populace to get a given bill passed, IMO it would serve to allow the people to have their say, but it could reduce, or eliminate, the game played to get JUST one person over half...

I hate the binary model we have now. Where if you can get all of your 'half' on board and just one guy from the other side you can win...

But if I have to actually convince two thirds of the voters that my bill is the right thing, the ONLY way I can do that is by having my bill broad enough to APPEAL to a SOLID majority of the population. Not just half plus 1.

  • I would very much like to live in a society that could make plebiscite democracy work efficiently and successfully. But this society ain't it...
    • Maybe not at 51%.... — Sprout, Thu Oct 12 12:17pm
      • Agreed. Simple majority wouldn't be ideal.Poppet, Fri Oct 13 11:51am
        I think successful plebiscite democracy would require a greater degree of consensus. I think it would also require an efficient, secure means of instant electronic voting.With important measures all... more