The Purpose of Canton Nation is to create cantons and canton forums in as many places as possible to prove their worth as potential replacements for all types of legislatures, including town councils, county boards, state assemblies, and the US Congress. There are three areas in which I am convinced (and seek to prove) that… Continue reading The Purpose of Canton Nation
There are three ways where the representation by chosen Canton Nation Champions is an improvement over elected representatives, and by elected representatives I include the US Congress, state assemblies, county boards, municipal councils, and all similar bodies. The first improvement is that the structure of Canton Nation Forums distributes power very effectively to the individual… Continue reading How would Canton Nation Forums be better than elected assemblies?
OBJECTION #1 - I did not provide evidence that elections are "extremely costly" or funded largely by special interest groups. https://www.fec.gov/updates/statistical-summary-18-month-campaign-activity-2017-2018-election-cycle/ Based on this site, for 2018 congressional campaigns, the 2,415 campaigns received about $1.7 billion, or about $700,000 per campaign. One of many sources covering Congressional fundraising practices. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-are-members-of-congress-becoming-telemarketers/ OBJECTION #2 - I did… Continue reading Responses to Objections to my Immodest Proposal
What you are reading I called an immodest proposal because it is shockingly large in scale. Yet I believe I can convince you that not only is it necessary, but not bringing it about would eventually be tragic. I believe that the greatest problem with the American system of government today is with Congress. How… Continue reading An Immodest Proposal
Andrew had walked around his suburban neighborhood many times, seeing how dead the monoculture was, but also seeing in his mind how much better it could be. The vision of the past, of rows of single family homes on tight little plots of grass and trees, was unsustainable because it killed the spirit. He had… Continue reading Canton Village Haddonwood – The Plan