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Re: World and local Assembly's
Posted by: BrEggum (IP Logged)
Date: August 03, 2010 10:10AM

MiKolar   wrote:
I agree that mechanical voting ("shouting" an initiative and voting on it without much discussion) is not good enough. Formulating a proposal must involve a lot of discussion and consensus building before it submitted to a vote. [BE YES]

On the other hand, nothing should be decided outside of such a comprehensive process of direct democracy. All the laws, including the formulation of what constitutes human rights must be produced by all people. If something is decided outside of the framework of (direct) democracy, that is not democracy.

[BE "produced by the people" implies "the people" must produce each law. This is not so. Anyone can "produce" an initiative, the key is the people DECIDE by referendum if they want it or not.]

I am not sure what exactly do you propose - a group of "wise" men who will formulate basic laws/human rights and force them upon all the society, and decide what they allow to be decided by direct democracy? Courts that can change laws? That's more or less what we have now.

[BE "law" must be implemented by the people with referendum. We can accept law as it is, however the people w initiative could change any law they see as inappropriate. Poor law seems never to be discarded now. Courts now often make "emotional decisions"with prejudice or quick decisions not taking in all facts. The "judge" has tremendous power. I believe this problem is because attorney's and judges have made much of the procedures for courts, and they give themselves power as do other bureaucrats. ]

Of course courts (composed of trained professionals) will continue to enforce the law (and possibly make sure that new or modified laws are not contradictory to all other existing laws - and if that happens, return the laws for modification by the direct-democratic process; but this this process is decided well, this should never or hardly ever happen). But courts cannot make law, including the basic laws or human rights law. That would not be democracy. All laws, all common values of each group/nation must be decided and accepted by all members of that group before they would be enforced.

[BE] Yes, the problem is the Judicial Bureaucracy needs monitoring from us.

This could work only in a highly decentralized system. Each group/community will decide locally all that effects only that group. On each higher level (county, region/district, province/state, country, whole world) only such laws that effect everybody in the respective area will be discussed and created. The higher the level, the smaller number of common laws is needed. See e.g. [www.basiclaw.net]

[BE] We could develop groups of people who have interest, knowledge in certain areas we need to consider. These groups could make suggestions which could lead to Initiatives which could than be proposed. We need to develop an organization which supports our AIM's. Thanks for this note and everyone's participation. Bruce

Bruce Eggum Wisconsin USA

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  World and local Assembly's 982 BrEggum 07/29/2009 03:05PM
  Re: World and local Assembly's 335 Gaius 07/15/2010 11:32PM
  Re: World and local Assembly's 446 MiKolar 03/26/2010 10:39PM
  Re: World and local Assembly's 419 BrEggum 03/26/2010 10:47PM
  Re: World and local Assembly's 342 MiKolar 07/16/2010 06:35AM
  Re: World and local Assembly's 339 Gaius 07/17/2010 05:30AM
  Re: World and local Assembly's 329 BrEggum 08/01/2010 09:32AM
  Re: World and local Assembly's 356 MiKolar 08/03/2010 03:43AM
  Re: World and local Assembly's 343 MiKolar 08/03/2010 12:18PM
  Re: World and local Assembly's 297 BrEggum 10/19/2010 07:09PM
  Re: World and local Assembly's 310 BrEggum 08/03/2010 10:10AM

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