We all enjoy the marvelous technology of the internal combustion engine. It scoots our bikes, cars, buses, and trucks. Too well, these engines pollute the air with toxic gases. The “green” engine is electric. What a relief!
We all enjoy the marvelous political technology of elections. Elections drive all branches and forms of government in our democracy. Too well, elections pollute and fractionalize social discourse. The “green” method of choosing leadership is sortition. What a relief from wedge issues, special interests, demagogy, personal attacks, divisive discourse, and social splintering!
Like the engine of our automobiles (combustion), the “engine” of our democracy (elections) needs reform for the second millennium. Elections fractionalize. Elections require discriminating discourse to facilitate voter choice. Fractionalization is an unavoidable byproduct of elections. Fractionalization (red/blue paradigm) creates social splintering, animosity, damage, embarrassment, and toxicity.
Sortitioned leadership is grass roots leadership without elections. (demarchy) Sortitioned leadership mathematically and scientifically duplicates, in smaller populations, the larger America. It does not discriminate, period. There is no gender, ethnic, economic, religious, or political fractionalization/discrimination. It goes a big step further. Sortitioned leadership does not fractionalize “resume”, “education”, “intelligence”, “beauty”, and “charisma”. Sortition finds 100% grass roots America, the bottom line, the common sense, the no-holds-barred America. Second millennium sortitioned leadership eliminates elections, fractionalization, and social toxicity.
The new political “green” is sortitioned leadership. Sortition the senate. Keep electing the house.
Citizen is coach to team democracy. Coach is responsible for success. Check out plan-b. It’s your call, coach.
Presidential Candidate (for one of 9 executive branch presidents) 2016