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Would you vote for a guy whose entire policy platform involved letting people directly vote on every bill that passed his desk? That’s what Oregon resident Daniel Hollingsworth, who is running for Senate in 2014, is hoping for. Good idea or bad? (via Hacker News)

Would you vote for a guy whose entire policy platform involved letting people directly vote on every bill that passed his desk? That’s what Oregon resident Daniel Hollingsworth, who is running for Senate in 2014, is hoping for. Good idea or bad? (via Hacker News)

January 1, 2013 // 17:28 // 1 year ago
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  1. impededstream reblogged this from shortformblog
  2. coppercontroller answered: In theory, candidates are elected because they are smarter and more experienced than the average joe, this would undermine this ideal.
  3. jcg1013 answered: except that majority rule isn’t always right - it’s good for the senator to consider the will of the majority, but he should temper that will
  4. theslowwink reblogged this from shortformblog
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  7. alviboyo answered: Great idea. That’s actually true democracy!
  8. houseoforange said: Interesting question. I don’t know if I like it.
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  11. sablue answered: Pros - the senator responds to the voters. Cons - the voters might not know anything or respond in a way truly reflective of the public.
  12. dinodna reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    (via TumbleOn)
  13. swanee-g reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    This idea is very interesting and I believe the majority of the concept to be solid. There are other considerations to...
  14. swanee-g answered: This idea is very interesting and I believe the majority of the concept to be solid. There are other considerations to be reckoned with thou
  15. silverstar98121 answered: Maybe. It would cut out corporate interference, but special interest groups could swing the vote, just like we do on websites.
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  21. lateralsymmetry answered: Bad idea. We have a representative democracy for a reason. It’s the job of a Senator to study the bills - most people don’t have time for it.
  22. overomari reblogged this from shortformblog
  23. kansasbound answered: This is legit. This can work
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  26. almightycolon reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    This is awesome. Why not talk to the people who are going to be affected by what you do in office? It reminds me of Cory...