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Best Form of Government

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Fri 9 Oct, 2020 03:20 pm
Many people say that democracy is the best form of government.

I think that the rule of the wise and the accomplished might be better. I would have one house of Congress comprised of individuals of wisdom and accomplishment, similar to the House of Lords in the UK, except there would be no House of Commons.

I would add a provision for a plebiscite to overrule an act of Congress. It would require 75% of the votes to override Congress.
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 9 Oct, 2020 05:14 pm
@gollum,
Okay, who gets to decide who is wise and accomplished.?
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Reply Sat 10 Oct, 2020 08:10 am
@roger,
roger-

That is a potential point of weakness.

I would include Nobel laureates, Fields medal winners, and other persons who have won equivalent awards. Also people of stature such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Larry Page & Sergey Brin.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 10 Oct, 2020 09:51 am
@gollum,
Yasser Arafat was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. I think I'll stick with elections, in spite of some flaws.
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Reply Sun 11 Oct, 2020 10:55 am
@roger,
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Thank you.

You have successfully demonstrated that my proposal is not perfect. I still suspect that it is better than the present system.
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