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lpc1998
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Your help is critically needed Reply with quote

One of the crucial causes of the problem lies in the quality of the voters. And from historical experience, the existing political systems and the controlling politicians are not going to address this problem and most probably they have their own reasons for their inaction.

So if we want to learn how to establish and run a truly democratic community, we could only do so ourselves.

Your help is critically needed to build the True Democracy Community (TDC). The first immediate tasks are to gather a quorum of active voting members to contribute to the discussions and debates here and more importantly, when the time comes, to make decisions democratically for the TDC by proposing, endorsing and voting on important issues.

Members of the TDC must be prepared to do what they could to practice democratic principles and live by them in managing the affairs of the TDC.

In a truly democratic community, the quality of the voters is of paramount importance, and we cannot have quality voters unless they participate in the discussions and voting on national and global issues.

TDC membership is currently open to all natural persons from Planet Earth.
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Bruce Eggum
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 9:52 am    Post subject: Beginnings Reply with quote

I would like to reverse things a bit, and begin here: TDC membership is currently open to all natural persons from Planet Earth. That is what is needed, people. All kinds of people.

Quality of voters is a judgement, and judgements are likely wrong.

Many are oppressed, and their vote is influenced by anger and fear from the oppression. Perhaps developing a truely democratic government could heal the voters. Their choices will likely get better in time.

I forgot about TDC. It would be better if there were a choice to be notified of ANY posting in any topic so a responce could be made. The other choice is an email list notifying of happenings perhaps weekly.

This is a good project, I would like to see it proceed.

All the Best, Bruce
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lpc1998
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 11:53 am    Post subject: Re: Beginnings Reply with quote

Thank you very much, Bruce, for your continuing support in building the TDC, especially at this nascent and most difficult stage.

Yes, democracy is about people, all kinds of people, being legally equal and living in a rational, progressive and free society in harmony in diversity.

The quality of the voters is a reflection of the quality of their votes. It does not necessarily be a reflection of the true quality of a human being. In other words, people vote the way they do, not because they are innately stupid and unwise, but because of the political and social systems that have been imposed on them.

So the question is why do the voters vote badly. They often do so partly because they are misled by the corrupt, tyrannical elites who deceive them through misinformation and propaganda and partly because they are kept ignorant and stupid by these elites through the promotion of greed, fear and superstition.

These are the evils we are fighting against. The best weapon we can have is to design and build a new political system (NPS) that is both transparent and open, TOPS (Transparent Open Political System). TOPS will on one hand get rid of the corrupt, tyrannical elites by creating an environment extremely hostile to them and on the other hand, transforms at least the majority of the voters into informed, thinking and politically participating citizens. And this is precisely the challenge for the designers and builders of TOPS to overcome. After all, people are certainly not innately stupid or unwise.

So the keys are transparency in government that will make corruption and tyranny extremely difficult and an open administration that encourages citizensí participation in discussing and debating policies and issues.

Moreover, in a true democracy, the people are sovereign and they have the final say on all matters concerning the country and people. And this final say will be enforced through I&R (Citizensí Initiatives and Referendums). So informed, thinking and politically participating citizens are crucial.

Bruce Eggum wrote:

I forgot about TDC. It would be better if there were a choice to be notified of ANY posting in any topic so a responce could be made. The other choice is an email list notifying of happenings perhaps weekly.


This is a very good suggestion. I shall create a private email list for notifying interested members of happenings here. In this way, other members will not have notifications on topics they do not have interest in.

Btw, have you seen this post on the Proposed Bill of Rights? : http://tdcommunity.org/viewtopic.php?t=19

Best Regards
lpc1998
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