Mob Rule

Posted: November 30th, 2009 by Militant Libertarian

by Don Cooper

stopthevote568x500pxIt is clear that our current form of government is broken. It does not work, it is abusive and inefficient. Our form of democracy is nothing more than mob rule: If 51 people out of 100 are in favor of something then the remaining 49 must endure it as well. For example, the last presidential election saw almost 70 million people vote for Obama and almost 60 million voted against him. The fact that he won the election means that almost half of the people who voted, 46%, are left without representation in the executive branch in our government. That is to say that 60 million Americans are left scratching their heads for at least the next four years. How is that a government of the people, by the people and for the people? It is more aptly labeled a government of the mob, by the mob and for the mobsters.

Therefore, I’d like to propose a new government model, a model that gives the people the ability to have a clear and concise voice in the government’s activities. This model will not only ensure that the government cannot just do whatever it wants but also that the people are in fact in direct control of all government activities.

I’ll call it a “Pay to Play” model so the politicians will be able to relate to it. Instead of the government deciding what services they should provide Americans and forcing Americans to pay for those services whether they want to or not, the government would instead be more like a consultant.

Firstly, if our representatives in Washington have an idea for new legislation then they can propose it and vote on it but then they would have to float it to their respective constituencies for funding. The new government program cannot be funded forcibly but rather voluntarily by those Americans supporting it. If the government can’t raise enough money voluntarily then the program cannot be implemented. This is a simple vote of confidence by the American people in the new program. Those that support it can be identified and benefit from it and those that do not, will be excluded. Funding can be done online just like any of millions of existing private programs that are funded in a similar fashion.

Secondly, all legislators advocating and voting for a new government program must participate and donate to that program. They have no choice. This only makes common sense. How can one vote in favor of a program and yet not participate in it? Good leadership would mandate that our legislator lead by example.

Thirdly, legislators advocating preemptive war must be the first to go to the war zone after the attack. Additionally, the members of their family of fighting age must enlist for duty. Certainly our heroic legislators and other politicians like the Maverick, the Lion and the Rogue wouldn’t expect American citizens to do something they wouldn’t be willing to do themselves to ensure America’s national security.

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