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?
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