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What does “True Representation” mean?

In the US, our forms of government are almost always based on representation. In a true democracy, all decisions would be discussed and voted on by every citizen, but in a representative form of government, the citizens elect officials who become members of a representative body, and it is the elected representatives that discuss and vote on laws, making their decisions for those whom they represent.

So, what’s wrong with this form of representative government? After all, it’s worked pretty well for hundreds of years all over the world. It’s only right that the problems I see with the current forms of representative government should be spelled out if I intend to present something I think is better.

Let’s look at elections of representatives to the US House of Representatives. Here’s a list of some specific problems:

Is this the best we can do? It shouldn’t be. Here’s how a canton forum would be better:

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