Joined: 31 Jul 2005
|Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2005 12:12 pm Post subject: True Democracy and the NPS
|We are now at the dawn of the Information Age which opens up many possibilities undreamt of in the past ages, including those in the political sphere where many important assumptions are antiquated. Through the information technology, physical distances between individuals, for communication purposes, have been abolished. This makes it possible for the first time in human history for the practical installation of true democracy in human society.
For the realization of true democracy, there are two core challenges that must be overcome:
1 The re-writing of the existing constitution which provides for repocracy (the Rule by Representatives) masquerading as democracy. The new Constitution must uphold true democracy meaning the Rule by the People who are therefore sovereign and who shall have the final say in all matters concerning the people and the country. So the existing state institutions must be overhauled, where it is practical or new ones must be created where it is necessary. This requires us to think outside the existing repocracy box.
2 The quality of the voters is vital for the success of true democracy. So the people from whom the voters come must be informed, thinking and contributing. This appears to be a daunting task at the moment because the problems involved are massive and difficult, but once the process is started, it has an accelerating momentum of its own. This is because informed and thinking people truly desire true democracy. This is the fundamental presumption for the promotion of true democracy.
As for the re-writing of the existing constitution, readers are urged to embark on the journey in search of the NPS.
The NPS Draft #06 is here: http://lpc1998.com/forum/NPS/index.html and the NPSForum here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NPSForum/
We may continue our NPS Draft #06 discussion at this forum.
As for enhancing the quality of the voters, readers are urged to join the True Democracy Community here so that we could learn from each other to be informed, thinking and contributing to the community.