Update our democracy!
Update our democracy!
Why this petition matters
"Democracy is the government of the people, for the people, by the people." - Abraham Lincoln
There is something legendary and honorable about historic moments when people stood up and chanted the name of whom they thought to be the best leader of their group. The people's leader.
We the people, deserve an equal vote.
We the people, know what needs to be done.
We the people, want to make an impact.
2020 is a year of change, and it is about time we utilize technology to take America's future back into the hands of the people. This proposal is the first step in updating our democracy, starting with how we vote our leaders into office. This would forgo our current electoral process, and leave it to the people. This method of election would include an app/website that would have a multi-factor authentication and allow us to:
- Vote for your desired candidates, anyone(citizen) at all... after the candidate voting deadline, the top 10-40 people will be our presidential candidates(so long as they meet certain qualifications)
- Possibly, do a mixed election with the "people's candidates" and the parties candidates.
- The presidential race will continue on like years prior.
- Lastly, the people have the ability to vote via the website/app(Stand Up) throughout the entirety of the race, even polling people in a much more responsive way. The winner of the election will be the one with the majority vote.
This tool could eventually become more expansive, and include other political positions, voting for micro and macro issues, taking the consensus, it may have politicians profile's that include their credentials/mission, and even an educational aspect of it to inform people about the political system and new laws. Ultimately raising political awareness / engagement, and potentially replacing a inefficient / inconvenient system with a new system of the future.
"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but inform their discretion." - Thomas Jefferson (1820)