According to this article, two professors (at Berkeley and Yale) say the root cause for why the US government is not working is because the Republican Party ... has “mutated” over the last 20 years from a traditionally conservative party that argued for limited government and traditional values into an “insurgent force that threatens the… Continue reading Why is government broken? Republican party has changed.
Springfield happens to be one of the most common names for towns in the US, so I'm using the name as a kind of "Everytown USA". The story that follows shows what life could be like in a small town after it has changed the form of representation from a Town Council to a Canton… Continue reading Cantons come to Springfield: a story
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