digital democracy
Picture on the left: Aristotle was not a big fan of democracy, and neither was Heraclitus. Image on the right: Detail from Serbian parlament: Expensive tickets for the moose circus

Before I start considering the idea that I want to present, I will ask some questions: what is democracy, and what is hidden behind that word? . Is democracy a farce? Democracy, the rule of the people, was especially popular in some states of ancient Greece, especially in Thebes and Athens. However, democracy often alternated cyclically with tyranny in Greek polities. How are things with democracy today? In the following text, I will not discuss totalitarian and similar tyrannical regimes where democracy is abused as a vulgar caricature. The democracy represented today in liberal states is largely outdated. It is based on the principles of the last century. And that implies: political parties, nepotism, corruption, expensive election campaigns accompanied by disgusting lies and promises, and the election of incompetent people. But the main disease of democracy is corruption. That's why I imagined a more or less advanced political system. It is based on democracy; in fact, it should be a new version of it. But since I am not a political scientist, only a mechanical engineer subordinated to the exact sciences, I still see the shortcomings of democracy as a political system and therefore offer some basic ideas on how democracy should be improved. This further means that it is a kind of open project. I invite all like-minded people to join me in developing this idea. Let's replace the outdated car with an advanced hybrid model. But above all, I would like to emphasize the ills of the democratic society of the 21st century.

  • susceptible to corruption
  • susceptible to manipulation
  • expensive voting system
  • long mandate of a politician
  • difficult to control by citizens
  • tight control of taxpayers' money
These diseases are particularly pronounced in poor (democratic) countries

Possible solution for thih problems should be

Digital democracy

New idea - Vote from home, e-voting Control and remove senators or goverment member(s) - if voters are not satisfied.
Remember: politicians are permanently employed by those who elected them. They can and must be fired immediately by voters - if they don't do the job right.
The basic principles:
  • On line voting
  • A small number of senators
  • Direct election of ministers, senators and public prosecutors
  • Citizens should directly replace ministers (if they are not satisfied with their work)
  • Citizens should directly dismiss senators (if they are not satisfied with their work)
Step One: The concept of digital democracy

The key role of the new government would be the ministries, which would be supervised by the Prime Minister and citizens - voters. and the latter by the President. And that is quite enough and suitable for the state budget. Citizens (voters) directly elect ministers, the president of the state and a minimum number of deputies It is important that people who are not in that profession cannot be elected for ministries. To reduce the number of MPs to a minimum, they would also be from the profession they perform. A similar principle should be made at the micro level, ie. at the municipal level, ie. for the election of local authorities. Every citizen can initiate a change of government if he is not satisfied with his work.

Step two : Voting application
Powerful but sophisticated voting software needs to be created. Voting from home, electing ministers and the president of the state, ie citizens should extend their mandate by 1 year every year or replace them. This software should be resistant to external attacks (malware, viruses, etc.) and transparent and that:
Dynamics of politic
The politicions should not be limited to elections. The next main step is the active participation of citizens. Voters would follow the work of ministries and ministers and possibly initiate procedures in the form of a digital petition or something similar for dismissal if they were not satisfied. Voters would also propose laws through digital petitions, which would then be processed by the ministry and accepted or rejected in accordance with the senators, which should be an expert body.
That was just a concept.
Note This is an idea. I'll put this idea as an "open concept" for further elaboration and consideration.

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