iDEA'S FROM THE EDGE
±21 Political Leaders
Yeah we're absolutely with you, political leaders are delirious on their power these days. Even by political standards, there are some seriously unbalanced individuals behaving like deranged dictators. Hell, nations run by dictators are looking on in disbelief !
A national leader going koo-koo on power is not just morally and socially damaging, its poisonous. As the desire to seceded, frequently leads to successors ramping up the flawed policies, put in place by the current demented big shot! History confirms leaders, have stepped over-the-line, ethically, politically or personally. We humans hold a distasteful wickedness within us, which rises to the fore when it comes to wielding power over others.
In the past 12 months:
The UK's leader did not win the election, so took control by openly spending public money buy support for her leadership. India's leader gave a few fays notice before removing currency notes from circulation. Causing total chaos, then telling millions of poor people - who may only have money for the next few days - they require a bank account. China's leader has begun the obscene act of rating its citizens, giving points for behaviour, finances, payments etc. While the USA has elected an entertainment monkey, the epitome of an self-obsessed, politically uneducated, self-serving individual, whose faults are simply too many to list!
Political leaders are without doubt a liability. A disgustingly immoral bunch. Adapt at misleading us, incredible good at swerving responsibility and blatantly performing cunning stunts to feed their business friends.
An issue with leaders is they select who runs their departments, this is seldom the best person for the job. Often choosing political or business friends, worse still some select family members! The party system is problematic too, simply because politics is saturated with infighting and backstabbing. Having to choose a party, means we the public often lose out, as each side often has its good and bad policy ideas
So here's an idea...Let's cease national leaders and political parties !
Without a leader or political parties, it would be simpler to make our representatives honest and responsible.
Individuals could represent themselves, campaign against each other to lead a department. The elected person represents the district, town or state, taking charge of that department for say three years. Only people with at least five years in a job may go onto represent the country's big departments such as defence or immigration (see ideas ± 5)
We vote for whoever offers/promises the most appealing policy. Individuals who represent a community, district or country on a particular issue would be unhindered by having to tow the party line. They would have a staff of people to advise and administrate as they currently do.
Lobbying of elected people would be banned outright and lying to the public would be illegal, disqualifying them from office. Once disqualified you cannot run for any office again. All campaign policy promises would be written and signed,
if broken i.e. they voted for a policy they promised not to support, it would be treated as a lie
All politicians would be required to be drug tested, to ensure they have taken a course of natural drugs (see idea's ±2)
Everyone running for office would have to declare campaign funders in writing at the outset, plus be required to confirm their funders in a publicly recorded speech. Elections and all voting would be online and results shown within minutes of the polls closing
Its pretty obvious the current system is fundamentally lopsided from beginning to end and inside to out. More and more we are getting maniacal people on corporate payrolls becoming leaders of our nations. The system is set-up so this is the only type of person who is able to win. Its time for real people who want to advance society to be given the platform...
There are just a few meditative thoughts on this vast topic from 3000monks
So what do you say...For or Against?
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