Letter: Everyone must join in decision making
The elections of fall 2010 are over and
the new members of Congress have recently taken their seats.
However, it still appears that there
are openly hostile relations between various members of Congress
and the two political parties as a whole. This comes at the expense
of the great citizens of this fine country, who want and need to be
more involved with the decision making of our nation, above and
beyond merely voting for those who will make the decisions, which
is very little power indeed.
We must remember that a functional
democracy, at least in the United States, must invite everyone to
join in the process of domestic governmental decision making, and
at least, will require a transition from a representative democracy
to a direct democracy.
This kind of governmental evolution
would end, or at least substantially impede, the bureaucratic
paralysis and voter anger/apathy that has been present in our
society for the past few decades.
High level politicians must remember
than an elected and divided government whose members are constantly
bickering amongst themselves, while ignoring the will of the
people, cannot forever last.