We demand an online 3rd party for the people that has Congressional powers
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How many bought out / sold out politicians will it take before we start thinking something about our system needs to change? How many empty promises do we need to hear? Are you tired of the self-interest based political partisanship? Do you really think any of the political parties that we have at hand are impervious to corruption? Ever wish you could've stopped Congress from making a bad decision with the push of a button?
In this day and age, we have the means to significantly reduce political corruption. We have the technology and existing infrastructure to create a secure, regulated, real-time voting web platform. A 3rd party platform (for the people by the people), with the sole purpose of providing citizens true political power.
The overall idea comes from the coined term "Hive Thinking" (harnessing the power of the masses), where the more people you have working on a problem (political, social, environmental, economical...etc.), the more favorable the odds are for deriving to the best suited solution. The following paragraphs outline the 3 key goals of this petition.
The 1st goal requires citizens acquiring a "One-third swing vote" on all legislation passed through Congress. The swing vote is derived from 1/3rd of the voting seats in the House and/or Senate. (E.g. the Senate has 100 seats, which would give citizens the power of 33 seats and the House has 435 seats, giving citizens the power of 145 seats). To clarify the objective, let's say a bill to increase the budget for NASA is presented to the Senate. The Senate votes 28 for and 72 against. Citizens would then have the opportunity to swing the vote with the power of 33 seats. A popular majority vote in favor of the bill would swing the Senate vote from 28 for - 72 against to 61 for - 39 against. A popular majority vote against the NASA budget bill would be considered a unanimous vote (favoring all parties).
The 2nd goal requires building an online platform which directly connects citizens and Congress. This platform is based on existing functions and features as found on Facebook, eBay, and Reddit. At the simplest level, citizens could logon and vote for or against any piece of legislation using a simple thumbs up or down icon. When the time-frame for voting expires, the popular majority vote would be applied; potentially swinging the House and/or Senate's vote. (To execute this voting process in a timely manner, legislation would need to be summarized into basic terms for the purpose of establishing a common understanding amongst all parties)
The 3rd goal requires modifying the online platform to further benefit citizens. This involves creating a "National Interests Forum", where user generated topics-of-interest such as: Taxes, Immigration, Military spending, Minimum wage, Education, Gun control…etc., headline and trend based on popular demand. Furthermore (and most important), under each topic of interest, user resolutions would trend. The top trending user resolutions for each topic of interest would then be legally formatted and presented to Congress for all parties to vote on.
Let’s create a third party that can’t be bought out. Let’s figure out what issues really matter the most. Let's strive to take action as one, as citizens united; a 3rd party for the people, where everyone has the opportunity to tackle on the big issues.
(It's time to wake up and be heard. Sign this petition if you want to live in a Country where We the People have true Representation)
-This petition was written as an effort to interpret and modernize the movement set forth by Malcolm X and the Reverend MLK into the 21st century. The struggle marches on.
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