||[Nov. 13th, 2009|03:18 pm]
Giving Up All My Yesterdays For All My Tomorrows
Crowdsourcing Congress: A hypothetical blueprint|
Citizens are assigned randomly to groups of 10 people. Each year this group is reassigned.
Any citizen can introduce a bill anonymously. This bill will be discussed and voted upon by that citizen’s group of ten. A majority will pass the bill.
If the bill passes it will continue forward anonymously to ten more groups of ten. Those citizens will discuss and vote upon the bill. A majority will pass the bill.
The bill will continue higher up until the entire nation can vote on the bill. A majority will pass the bill.
Bills are open source, at any point during the deliberation process anyone else can post a modified version of the bill to be voted upon the same way.
As normal the supreme court can strike down unconstitutional bills and the president can veto.