thedude wrote:How do you make sure only citizens vote? I am guessing they would make sure everyone registers.
I'm sure they will have a registration process with only verified accounts being able to vote. Of course there will someone out there who will figure out how to beat the system if they really want to.
Like I was saying before, it is a great democratic idea, the only problem is democracy doesn't work in the truest form. That is the reason for representatives, their job is to study the issues and be able to understand the effect a bill would have on their constituents then vote in those best interests. I would be downright scared if the final verdict on an important bill came down to an online poll that is in essence the same as an ESPN.com poll on if Jeter is the greatest Yankee since Ruth.
I'm all for people trying to take back control of their governmental system, but this is just a really bad way of doing it. People can complain that politicians don't represent their values or ideals all they want, but spend almost no effort in studying the candidates during the elections. If the SOL party (I'm wondering if that acronym has the same meaning in Australia that it does in the US. I'm guessing not, or else they probably would have picked something different) were to win a seat, that is basically giving the voters power with no responsibility or effort. I'm a much bigger fan of something like The Free State Project