I have established a "community" on Locals.com called USCantonOne.Locals.com. I am the Interim Champion, and I've chosen former US Representative Ron Paul (without his approval or even knowledge) as the Honorary Champion. The purpose of having an Honorary Champion is to establish the kind of principles and values that the canton represents, so that those… Continue reading US Canton One is live. Ron Paul is the Honorary Champion.
What is Canton Nation? Canton Nation is a new form of representative government, without elections, enabling all people to always be represented, and significantly reducing the power of special interests. During the American War of Independence from England, one of the most common rallying cries was “No taxation without representation!” Our style of self-rule has… Continue reading What is Canton Nation?
Replacing representative bodies at all levels of government with what I propose here will 1) guarantee that every taxpayer is equally represented, 2) greatly lessen the power of special interests, and 3) provide a mechanism that incentivizes right-sizing government based on the real needs and desires of the citizens. I believe it is safe to… Continue reading Better Representation Without Elections
Jill was fussing over the snacks of various kinds that filled the center of the coffee table. Tom was sitting in his chair, going over his notes. He had called several people from the town to meet at his home this evening to discuss his ideas for a new form of municipal government, one that… Continue reading Dialog #1 — Discussing cantons around the coffee table.
TL;DR: Representative governments should represent the people, not special interest groups. We have representative government in the US at every level: town and city councils, county boards, state legislatures, and Congress. They are representative because each person elected to these legislatures represents some group of people. The question is, do they represent all the people… Continue reading What should a representative government look like?