This is an invitation to participate in a live action role-playing game. The purpose of the game is to design a new form of government, starting at the neighborhood level. Based on my book, If Not Democracy, it will develop a form of government without rulers (people who make moral decisions for other people) and… Continue reading The Canton Nation Game
The three-part Canton Nation oath is meant to provide a basis for a common law. In it, the rights of life, liberty, and property are identified as being essential to a peaceful human society, and the solidarity of the members of that society is also a necessary requirement. The oath also provides the basis for… Continue reading The Canton Nation Oath
Adam N. Michel, a Senior Policy Analyst in the Thomas A. Roe Institute, had an article on the Heritage Foundation recently, picked up by today's Philadelphia Inquirer. He writes to say why the system called tax withholding should be done away with. I like the article for a couple of reasons. First, while the authors… Continue reading Time to End Federal Tax Withholding
One of the main objectives of Canton Nation is to employ a non-governmental, open-source legal system. This one, called ULEX, from the Institute for Competitive Government, is very intriguing.
My book’s introduction starts off this way: Representative democracy has failed because the “representatives” no longer represent the people who elected them, but rather themselves (the political elite) and the lobbyists and the businesses those lobbyists quite successfully represent (the economic elite). The means of selecting representatives (majority vote) and the artificial constraints that limit… Continue reading Academic support
There is a wonderful animation on YouTube that I call “Democracy Diner”. It brilliantly describes democracy as the sham that it is. Some of the “features” of democracy: lack of choices (two and only two parties with any chance of winning an election); winner-take-all, which means only some people may get even a smidgen of… Continue reading Democracy fails to satisfy.
In a letter from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison (I believe they both had something to do with the Constitution), dated Sept. 6, 1789, Jefferson had this to say: On similar ground it may be proved that no society can make a perpetual constitution, or even a perpetual law. The earth belongs always to the… Continue reading US Government exceeds “sell-by”date