Statue to Liberty — the famous
Victory — was erected on the island of Samothrace,
(If you click on the image above it will lead you to some Greek history)
In Canada and the so-called Free World, democracy is the very last thing that politicians, those who finance their political campaigns, their political appointees, and government employees want to see.
your fiscal burden by at least 50%
The word ‘democracy’ originates from the Greek: δημοκρατία (dēmokratía) "rule of the people", which was coined from δῆμος (dêmos) "people" and κράτος (kratos) "power", circa 400 BC, to denote the political systems then existing in Greek city-states, notably Athens.
Today we have the opposite; the people serving an elitist class by means of the aberrant taxes that the people pays to this elitist class; politicians and the public sector, who dictate the people what to think and do.
Beauty, honour and courage are replaced by ugliness, dishonour and cowardice.
Election of politicians and their stay in power
In a democracy, politicians are elected, but also removed from office upon the will of its citizens.
For all practical purposes, the current system of electing politicians for a 5-year term in office enables them to do whatever they please, and get away with it.
We have a wired country, don’t we? So why not use it?
A voting system via the Internet (and the telephone system if necessary) would enable citizens to vote, on an ongoing basis, on the stay in power of any politician, and; should a politician receive less than 50% of votes for three consecutive months, he/she would be dismissed automatically. Hence, on major issues, politicians would have to submit their views to citizens for approval before putting them into law.
A majority of people will always take common sense decisions, provided that free speech exists in our society (see Freedom of speech a few paragraphs further down).
Why not try a real democracy for a short period of time, say for three years, with option to go back to the current system once every six months?
Senators and political appointees
Should the purpose of senators be for citizens to fill up their pockets with taxpayers’ money disguised as their paychecks and gold plated pensions?
If senators do not want to be in the senate for the honor of serving their country and citizens, what do we need them for? I have no objection to paying them their expenses justifiable as a result of their function, but most certainly would not pay them a salary.
A democracy cannot survive if its structure can be influenced by corruption
The following view point and method may seem extremist at first glance, but if the people concerned by it really are people of integrity, why would they object?
To clean up our governments, an effective solution would be to form an organization of which the mandate would be to test the integrity of politicians and government employees, in the same spirit of thought as the Abscam trial that took place in the United States in 1980.
To all government employees (judges, politicians, bureaucrats, etc.) it would be reminded, once a month, of the ongoing test of those who receive a government pay check and the consequence of accepting bribes. Example: “Do not accept bribes. Anyone found guilty of accepting a bribe, or its equivalent of more than $20, will be sentenced to 10 years in jail, without any possibility, whatsoever, of conditional release; if you are not certain if what you are being offered constitutes a bribe, talk to your boss about it”
If there would be anyone amongst them who would not like the idea of being sent to jail for ten years for taking a $20 bribe, all they would need do is not accept bribes. Does it have to be complicated? If such a system would be implemented, you’d see rats exiting our governments like you never thought possible.
Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech is a cornerstone of democracy. The contents of free speech are never politically correct. Free speech as such does not exist in Canada; for in Canada and other countries of the so-called Free World you can say anything you want, provided that what you say is politically correct (in agreement with the twisted and delusional ideologies of politicians in power).
Is it not destroying us all, political correctness imposed upon us and our children by idealists and pseudo-intellectuals (politicians and their political appointees and some special interest groups)? Why not get rid of those who want to impose their ideologies upon us and our children?
The Medias are currently free to print whatever they want, about anyone and anything, without those whom they speak of having an opportunity to effectively contest what is said about them; for the Medias have the choice to publish (and if they do publish, the choice to edit), or not publish, responses to their news reporting and comments. What if the Medias would be obliged, by law, to provide equal writing space or air time to those whom they reported or commented about? Would such a law curtail the freedom of speech of the Medias?
Any reason why our governments cannot be managed like corporations?
Fed up of seeing your hard earned money distributed to special interest groups, or squandered on whatever stupidities or delusions that politicians and their friends fancy? Income tax forms could easily contain a section specifically for donations to nonessential services and special interest groups.
Example: Say you’d think this or that organization or special interest group is under funded, you could opt for a donation of, say $1,000, specifically for funding it. If you would not like the idea of seeing your hard earned money go to this or that organization or special interest group, you would simply not give them anything. In other words, with a democratic system, you would have the option of paying taxes on the bare essentials, or paying taxes on the bare essentials and whichever cause(s) you think should get your hard earned money.
International Programme on the State of the Ocean. “If the ocean goes down, it’s game over“ —Dr. Alex Rogers
If we would live in a democracy, we would be able to solve such problems as unemployment, homelessness, poverty, overpopulation, pollution, global warming, the wars that we will have to face up to in the coming years, to name only a few. Moreover, our fiscal burden would be reduced by at least 50%. Unfortunately, history shows that only armed revolutions bring about significant changes.
— Daniel Guibord
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable” — John F. Kennedy