As a group is the composition of all members, a society is an organization of all people, and a nation is an infrastructure of all citizens, all people are equal in their own potential contribution to the total value of the group, and all people are equally entitled to the right of free will where no person shall be forced to act against ones own personal desire.
No person is obligated to be a part of any established social institution. All people are naturally born free and entitled to live upon this earth as private and independent individuals or groups without interference. People can choose whatever type of government they want: totalitarian or egalitarian, hierarchical, democratic, republican or anarchistic. I see no reason why people can’t simply live in peace no matter which system they choose to manage their personal society. No person is bound to any type of contractual agreement unless by personal and willing consent. A system of government can be offered as a means for people to participate within if they are so willing to work under the conditions and agree to the terms. No doctrine can rightuflly be forced upon any individual. No person is obligated to accept a political system against their will. There is no constitution or law that can bind any human being.
The reality is that there is no such thing as a country or the “supreme laws of the land”. All of this is entirely imaginary and make believe. We are naturally born free human beings and are rightfully entitled to live our lives by our own will and self determination. This land belongs to all people to be shared equally. There is no land that is more or less yours then is mine anywhere upon this earth. These borders are only illusions that barricade us and enslave us within the confinement of some limited space. The earth is open to all people to travel freely and explore without boundaries. By keeping “foreigners” out we are actually entrapping ourselves. Not one person is foreign. All people are native and indigenous. Natural freedom extends across the entire expanse of the globe and be ensured no matter where we travel.
It is for our own personal gain that we secure the rights, securities, powers, protections, freedoms, and liberties uniformly across the entire globe. It is not good enough to only have protections within certain boundaries that can be unjustly dissolved in others. It is in our own best interest to make sure that these provisions are ensured no matter where we may travel. With a world that flourishes with protection of human rights and liberties we will personally be empowered to travel freely and safely across the earth and experience the great bounties of the world. It is the dream of many people to have an open world where people can travel about and experience different cultures and live in various communities while exploring the different parts of the planet. It is in our power to create a free world where all people are liberated and empowered to live their lives and realize their personal destiny.
Government is the control center of an organization that regulates, manages, and authorizes collective action. The government is the executor of the organism’s power; it is the central nervous system that makes decisions, determines action, and enacts behavior. Government is an operating system for managing a socioeconomic infrastructure.
Why government is needed:
Our global society is a complex organism that is composed of billions and billions of people and thus it is necessary to establish a system for managing the collective operation of the social infrastructure. Perhaps a small group consisting of only a few people would not be required to have an established system of government but because of the size and complexity of our society a system of government is necessary for proficient management.
The constitution is a written document which defines and articulates the process in which the system of government operates. The constitution is the established protocol for administrating government operations. The charter is the modus operandi of a society; it outlines and defines the way in which government activity shall proceed. The constitution establishes the supreme set of rules directing social conduct and its policies are enforceable by the supporting community.
The constitution does not have authority over the people; the people have authority over the constitution. The citizen must give personal consent in order to ratify the constitution. The constitution has no power of its own; it is merely words, writing on a page. In reality the constitution has no power to govern. Human beings are naturally born free and are only obliged to conform to the laws of the universe. No human being or product thereof has the authority to supersede an individual’s right to self autonomy, freedom of choice, and control over ones life and destiny. No human being or product thereof has the right to inhibit another’s personal freedom and doing so would be a violation of universal law. The constitution is a contractual agreement that defines the terms for social engagement. No person is obligated to be held to any constitution as the “supreme law of the land”. Only the natural laws truly exist.
The constitution of the United States is terribly outdated and the time is well overdue for a new charter to be drafted. Our constitution was written over 200 years ago in an age that was much different than today. There are many problems with the focus, intention, and frame of mind which manifested the constitution; it was designed to exclude woman, people of color, natives, people without land or property, and the poor. The intention was to give sole authority to elite, rich, white, male, landowners. The constitution was written in a time when the direct participation of every citizen was impossible. Today we live in an age of information and technology and we have the means that will allow every citizen to directly participate; yet even today people have hardly any control over the powers of government. There was a linear intention in the formulation of the U.S. constitution in which the manifestation reflects. It is not global. The U.S. constitution is domesticated and only intended to protect people’s rights within the borders of the country. If an American traveled oversees there is a chance that their civil rights can be violated because there is no uniform global constitution for protection. We must establish a global constitution that protects the rights and powers of all people equally anywhere on earth and which is not limited by any geographical borders or geological boundaries. It is designed as a republic and not a direct participatory democracy. The focus was different from which a global constitution which functions as a pure democracy would be written. A declaration of human rights is not included and It is not universally inclusive; many people are excluded from the natural rights, liberties, powers, and protections that should be protected by constitutional law. The focus and intention is critical to developing the manifestation. In order to develop a new constitution for the earth we have to change our focus and intention to suit such an initiative. The previous focus for which the old constitution was written is no longer relevant to the times.
The Unity for a Change Constitution of the Earth is a new system of direct participatory democracy that utilizes the best concepts that civilization has produced to date while scrapping the waste and incorporating it into a new system that is highly effective and made easy for citizens to utilize.
Human rights are natural rights that are universally endowed to all human beings by God. These rights are not given to us by the constitution but by our Creator. All people are born with natural rights. Natural rights are not provided by the constitution but merely protected by the constitution. Natural human rights are universal freedoms which can be exercised by all people in harmony and without conflict.
Some people think that they have the greatest country in the world because our constitution gives us all these rights and such. The constitution didn’t give us any of those rights, God gave us those rights. God naturally gave all human beings life, freedom, liberty, and choice. The government didn’t. There have been people who have stood up to the oppression when those rights had been taken and had fought and died for those rights until they were finally won back for people in our generation. But it wasn’t to long ago that America didn’t recognize blacks and women as equal human beings. Just forty years ago in America it was okay for blacks and women to have second class citizenship. So when we look around the world at other countries who are developing we should not boast and brag about how great we have it over here but should take part in the global fight to secure the rights and liberties which God granted for all people in our epic lifetime.
Human rights have not always been preserved for all people; even today millions of people suffer unjust violations of human rights. Not all natural human rights are universally protected in every nation’s constitution. Some nations preserve human rights within their own borders but do not abide by such laws internationally. In the Declaration of Independence it is said that people are naturally entitled to the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness but no such human rights are defined in the United States constitution. The U.S constitution has a bill of civil rights but the Constitution was obviously not drafted with such a predominant display of human rights in mind. These civil rights are reserved for U.S. citizens only on U.S. soil.
As the term human rights naturally implies such rights must be preserved for all people of the earth equally without exception. These rights are for all human beings and not just those who are citizens of a privileged society or a group of people belonging to a certain nation. Every human being is entitled to the protection of natural rights regardless of any personal distinction. These rights extend across the entire earth and throughout the universe. Human rights are not restricted to a certain region of space but are applicable universally.
There are essential human rights that are unalienable; therefore it is essential to mention that the constitution is an equal rite for all people of the earth. These human rights are the fundamental conditions required to live a life of peace and prosperity. As these rights are unalienable they must be secured for all human beings equally. Neither law, government, or any corporation, or enterprise shall have priority above maintaining the security of human rights. No person is excluded from human rights; law is not above human rights; government is not above the law; corporations are not above the government; banks are not above the control of the collective government; the preservation of human rights stands above all else and should be predominantly featured at the very beginning of the constitution. The preservation of human rights is not above any individual person and it must be initially stated that all people are included.
Laws are codes of conduct that are established by a society and adhered to as a way of ensuring harmonious order and proficient operation of the socioeconomic infrastructure. Law is a system of checks and balances to ensure that actions are justified and aligned with the right path. There are clear indicators of right and wrong, proper and improper, correct and incorrect, valid and invalid. The law is a procedural code of conduct designed to ensure that the system is checked and in balance. If a circuit of law is tested and fails then justice is out of balance and order must be reinstated. The circuit of law must pass every test to ensure perfect balance and order of the system. Law is a system of rules designed to ensure the balance of justice and preserve order in society and is enforceable by the upholding community.
The first purpose of social law is to ensure the preservation of human rights and balance of justice in society. Justice is a condition of harmony where the conditions of life, peace, health, and sustenance prevail. Injustice is a condition of discord where personal wellbeing and quality of life have deteriorated or been destroyed. Laws are established as a social code of conduct ensuring the quality of life of all people. Life, health, harmony, and justice are natural human rights. No code of conduct shall be enforced which violates, contradicts, or opposes the preservation of human rights.
The second purpose of the law is to maintain the harmonious order of society. The law is a code that establishes regulations and procedure for ensuring the most successful and functional operation of the socioeconomic infrastructure. Procedural codes are followed to ensure the optimal performance of infrastructural systems.
The Natural Law is a code of conduct that controls the order of the universe by defining rules and limitations for action to manifest. The only law that must be upheld is the natural law for which can never be violated. It is in the interest of humankind to understand the natural law in order direct ones life according to such principles and to act in harmony with the order of the universe. The universal law can not be broken. If we are ignorant of such laws and try to act against them then our actions will not react harmoniously with the universe and we will needlessly expend energy without benefit. The social law must seek to conform to the balance, harmony, order and elegance of universal law. By understanding the fundamental laws of the universe we can utilize this ultimate truth to lead our lives harmoniously and yield fruitful results from our actions. The purpose of Unify and Conquer Order out of Harmony is to connect the complex subjects of political, economic, and social dynamics to the simple and fundamental laws of the universe. Understanding these laws will enable personal health and wellness and will empower people to build sustainable peace and prosperity between all communities. In this way we will connect our abstract metaphysical ideas to a concrete knowledge of physics.
The law of the universe is that everything seeks rest in a state of perfect balance and harmony.
Many times human laws are codified that are universally unnatural, wrong, immoral, and unjust. The laws of humankind must be one with the laws of the Universe. The laws of the universe are applied universally without exception. The laws of man are conditional and have exceptions. People don’t really know all of the human laws which need to be translated by lawyers in order to understand. Each town you cross over into there is a different said of human laws which dictate your behavior. The real laws the govern nature are unconditional and uniform throughout the entire universe without any exception. The natural laws of the universe are innate within our consciousness and instinctive to our being. We don’t need fancy law books to tell us what is right or wrong but the truth is built into our genetics. The human laws are inferior to the natural laws of the universe. No person is obligated to follow the laws decreed by humankind but all people must unexceptionally follow the laws of the universe. The universe is just and will execute absolute justice for obeying or breaking the laws. Human laws are unjust and have no authority to govern. No human being has the authority over any other human being.
Many people still hold the mistaken notion that the United States is a democracy. The United States is not a democracy. In America people are supposedly all about democracy. The United States will go to war for democracy and even overthrow foreign governments in the name of democracy. The question is: do we really have a democracy. Of course the answer is: NO. Perhaps people need to know the definition of democracy.
A democracy is a system of government that is controlled with equal influence from all members or citizens. As all people are naturally endowed with the right to exercise self determination so shall be the standard for determining social policy. A society shall not be governed by a politician, ruler, a dictator, a dominator, a tyrant, a monarch, or an army but by each individual member in a democratic process. Democracy is the process in which all citizens exercise equal control in determining the policy of the state. In the United States do all citizens have equal voice, equal vote, and equal power? No. Do all citizens have equal representation? No. Is the United States really a democracy? No.
The United States is not a democracy. The US is allegedly a “democratic” republic or “representative democracy”. Really when you look a bit closer at the situation the US really fails to qualify even as that. Really the US is very much anti-democratic and there are many systematic steps being implemented that insulate and restrict citizens from the decision making process. In reality the average citizens have pretty much zero control over the government, which so happens to control the national economy of the biggest super power in the history of the world. In the United States no citizen has the power to make any type of political decision unless being elected into a position of power. Obviously not all people can be elected to all positions of power so by default all but one person is excluded from any position. Furthermore when elected into a position of power the representative of the republic does not democratically act according to the will of the people per decision but acts subjectively according to ones own philosophy and interests. Nor are the citizens even offered an effective method to interact and voice their preferences. As we thoroughly examine the political system it becomes apparent that there is a hierarchical power structure, which is totalitarian, with little to no actualization of true democracy, or even a democratic republic.
Don’t you think that the people who work to support the infrastructure through their daily labor and hard earned taxes should have the opportunity to build a sustainable system that supports their interests? Don’t you think that the working people of this nation have the natural right to determine social policy and influence the system of government? So where is this representation? Why am I supposed to believe that some institution has the right to govern and claim authority over my life? Because some crafty people drafted a fancy constitution with complex laws and procedures am I for some reason expected to comply with the established authoritative code? Am I supposed to accept the claim that another group of individuals has authority over me? Am I not born free? Is this not the fundamental tenets of this system? Am I not entitled to live my life according to my own will and with by my personal authority? I never gave any such consent or authorization to concede my personal rights and freedoms to this institution that alleges to retain power over any person who lives upon a certain area of land. So why should I feel obligated to uphold such unnatural institution and unjust bureaucracy? How can they expect me to give up my rights, freedoms, and liberties? We each have natural rights upon birth which includes the power to determine the nature of our experience during our life. I was never presented with the option or given the choice as to whether or not I want to be an American citizen. No one ever asked me if I wanted citizenship. I was told every day in public school that I had to put my hand over my heart and swear to God that I will pledge my allegiance to the US flag. I never liked this. I always felt bothered that I was being forcibly coerced into this type of ritualistic behavior. This is not legitimate consent. I had no legitimate choice on whether or not I wanted to hand over my personal sovereignty to the established governmental institution. I was forcibly indoctrinated to accept. If I refused to participate swear my allegiance I could get in trouble and may be sentenced to disciplinary action like detention. So in the eyes of fairness and justice can I rightfully be held to such an oath or pledge when I was being coerced and forcibly manipulated?
So when decisions are allegedly being made on my behalf, what consent have I ever given in my entire life to endorse these actions? The correct answer: None. For the majority of Americans there is a government that is claiming to represent the public without ever talking to any of the people and interacting with them and seeking their approval before jumping forward with decisions that affect each person, the country, and the world. Not one person born in this country ever legally gave consent for this form of representation. Only those who have immigrated have legally issued a formal declaration of consent. Those who have been born inside the country have inherited these customs. So when is the transition to citizenship? When does a person who lives in the United States legally proclaim that they give their personal consent for the US government to act solely upon their behalf with absolute authority? Where is this legal contractual agreement? I’ve never seen any such contract. I have never signed any such agreement. Perhaps a person has representation when they are given the right to vote and be elected into office. But even at this point the participation is very limited and there are certain political machines in place that work to prevent people from advancing certain interests.
Not only is our political system undemocratic but it is actually anti-democratic. A great portion of the American population is entirely unrepresented and the system is dominated by corporate interests and privatized politics. The Republican and Democratic Parties both take drastic measures in order to prevent independent candidates from getting on the ballot and by “caging” voters to prevent them from casting ballots on Election Day. The independent parties are completely isolated from participation in the political bullying process. Measures are repeatedly taken to isolate citizens from the political process by making government inaccessible and unaccountable. People then become apathetic and indifferent towards the political system which accounts for one of the lowest voter turnouts amongst all of the democratic countries in the world. It seems as thought the government in power is going to do what they want to do regardless of what the people really want. Out of the few people who do hold power only a small percentage actually represents what may be considered majority interest; yet the system is skewed to make it nearly impossible to actuate any real change. The few people who may be considered to represent the majority have not the collective power to make any meaningful contribution. Therefore people are in essence completely insolated, isolated, and marginalized from the political process and in actuality exercise absolutely no control whatsoever over the system of government.
America is not a democracy. America is totalitarian regime of corporations and lobbies being disguised as a democracy. People in this country have the minimal participation needed to convince them that their government is legitimate. No one really has any power. It is all a charade. They generate enormous hype with different candidates competing on stage and convince the population that they are engaging in a legitimate system. But the people who would challenge the system and offer radically different perspectives are never included in the dialogue. In this way those in power control the play within the political theatre. We have to realize that it is all just theatre. We can’t really take this seriously; that would be foolish. The system is designed to eliminate anyone from entering who will contend with the status quo.
So…Where is this democracy? In what way is this system which does not represent the population a democracy? I was never asked my opinion, interests, or preferences in anything. And neither was anyone else. When does any average citizen ever do anything to direct this country in a meaningful way? People only get off their ass once every four years to poke a hole in a piece of paper that isn’t even counted and then wave the flag for an hour or so to just go home and do absolutely nothing to make any kind of legitimate contribution for the next four years and they think they are doing something important. It is ludicrous. And then people will stand up and yell about how America is the greatest country in the world. Blows my mind.
Problems with the current political system
-We have no say in whether or not our country wages a war of aggression
Lack of effective organization: In government today you have many agencies and departments that overlap in ways that don’t make sense. Like in Chicago you have the Department of Streets and Sanitation, or the federal government has the Food and Drug Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Then you have redundancies like the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, CIA. Upon that you have very vague names like the Department of the Interior, and the State Department. I have identified this lack of systematic organization as a problem in our government structure. This over-complication of systems makes it difficult for the average citizen to understand the political process and participate. I have then innovatively addressed the issue by simplifying our government body into 20 infrastructure departments each consisting of 20 administrative sub-departments.
Incompetence and ineffectiveness: We have a 14 trillion dollar Gross Domestic Product which is an enormous purchasing power for a single nation. Analysis has shown that only 40 billion dollars is all it would take to provide fresh water, food, clothing, and shelter for the entire global population. How are our resources being utilized? We have the potential for so much greater success than which is currently being realized by the system. This is clear cut proof that something is seriously wrong. We have all of the potential required to solve these problems but it just isn’t happening and there isn’t any intention of it happening either. Something is clearly failing in our system of management.
Politics of elections: I have serious doubts that our political system is at all accountable to the citizens. Voting is a distraction. Elections give the public the ILLUSION that the average citizen has some means of participation. I have zero faith in the electoral process. The system is purposely DESIGNED to marginalize the citizens from the political system. The sensationalism of the race to the white house is simply a theatric performance being played to convince the public that there is a legitimate debate and democracy...in which there truly is not.
A New System of Government
We must imagine what a real democratic system of government looks like and how it will operate. We need to visualize how citizens will participate in cooperative social endeavors and make decisions in the future. A new era in political representation is upon us and the role citizens have in government is about to change. We are entering a period where people will have unprecedented powers to direct common resources. You can call it: individual sovereignty existing within a symbiotic union. It is hereby necessary to reinvent the governing body of our society into a configuration that is simplified and based upon reason. Our government is cluttered with departments that have been made to combat the indications of real problems and agencies which have been recklessly grouped together in a fashion lacking any common sense. With a refined governing body made to effectively distribute resources, and to legitimately embrace the needs and will of the people, exponential growth and productivity can be reached at a fraction of our current expenditures.
We are going to remodel the structure of government in a way that is more suitable for our united intentions. Current models of government are focused within the borders of their respective countries. There is no cohesion between people around the world; we need an international constitution and charter. The current system of international government, the UN, doesn’t allow for the direct participation by the citizens; neither does the United States or any other “democratic” country for that matter. There is no system in place for citizens to participate in an international society; there is hardly room to participate nationally and sometimes even locally. Currently our government and the UN set very low goals to make achievements statistically seem greater and more successful. This impairs the public’s judgment to determine whether conflicts are being effectively resolved.
The whole Unity for a Change project is an exercise in the development of self governance. I want to reinvent (revolutionize) the way that people go about participating in government. Unity for a Change is the beginning of the process. Citizens will actually direct the flow of capital by voting on different models; strategies will be laid out in clear terms. Real plans, point by point solutions, diagrams and simulations are making the path to victory transparent.
People should no longer invest all of their trust, money, and decision making abilities into a representative candidate or one political party. These individuals who offer their hired representation seldom offer actual solutions…candidate selection is now based upon character identity, or personal image, nothing exact and 100% conclusive. People are very skeptical about the whole process (and they should be!) yet they still go along with it anyway. We have to create and participate in an alternative process that replicates the way in which the world should function. People can then participate and combine in a joint effort; adopting our methods as the standard method of decision making. Unity for a Change is a system for participating in government. I hope the project will provide a solid foundation for how the civil operations will run throughout the world. I want this project to develop into the future of government; with every person having an equal opportunity and incentive to participate. I want the Unity for a Change website to be the future interface for global relations.
A government is established by the consent of the people. No person shall be held under the authority of a government in which they do not willingly give their consent. There is no lawful government but that which has been rightfully given consent by the population. I have not given my consent to be held beneath the authority of the government that currently manages our society nor have most people. This is not a lawful government. We are indoctrinated from childhood to pledge our allegiance to a government veiled behind a bloody flag that is unaccountable to us and does not serve our interests.
In order to have a democracy people must be familiarized with how the system works. Our current system is so complicated that it requires a university degree in political science to entirely understand the workings of the system. We can not claim to have a democracy if people do not understand how the system works because it is overly complicated. It is an essential component to the democratic process to have a simplistic structure that the population understands. I believe that the Unity for a Change structure of government offers this simplicity and elegance and is a leap forward beyond the cluttered and disorganized system in place today.
We don’t need people voting upon every single issue. Essentially the population would participate on developing the overall protocol and then the system would automatically make the best decision possible. Most of the decisions being made are based upon economics and not preferences. The best possible choice will be made to ensure the most effective, efficient and economical mode of action. We can all agree to that we should act upon the best possible choice. The system will objectively determine the best possible choice and the infrastructure will engage in the plan of action. This of course is for essential demands. There will be a democratic dialogue to determine subjective policy for nonessential items. We don’t need to argue and debate about the essential human needs such as ensuring nutritious food, potable water, comfortable housing, sustainable environment, clean energy, and renewable resources.
Most of the government actions will be based upon objectivity and economics and the best possible decisions will be made automatically. There is no need for each individual to micromanage the entire system. Rather the population will democratically agree upon the general mechanics of the system and at that time the system will self-manage for most actions which will be made automatically based upon economic objectivity. Furthermore each person will directly participate in the economic decision making process by the comprehensive profiling system that will collect data from the entire population. Based upon the specified essential needs and non-essential wants of the global population the computer will determine the most efficient way to provide those essential needs utilizing available resources most effectively.
Basically the question comes down to the rate at which humans will exhaust the available resources. Some people may be much more conservative than others. Some people may have a different vision for how the resources will be utilized. Regardless of the situation one fundamental principle is to utilize the resources most economically. Maximize the benefits and utility while minimizing the waste and loss. We do not want to permanently exhaust our resources but rather it is in our interest to ensure the availability of these resources indefinitely.
The personal profiling system will comprehensively analyze a person’s specific needs and wants and will generate the most accurate analysis possible for the general population. The computer can generate proposals for the total amount of time, energy, resources, and work that it will take to achieve the vision and provide all of the desired services.
At this point people can choose how long and hard they are willing to work to attain the benefits. The payoff of social services will be proportional to the amount of personal work invested into the system. All people will get repaid equitably without any type of unjust discrimination. A minimal state of welfare and hospitality will be ensured to all people regardless of any contribution on their behalf as an act of compassion and kindness by the society. All people will be provided with protection, medical aid, food, water, shelter, clothing, education, and access to other social services that are inexhaustibly abundant.
Based upon trials the system will be gradually attuned to perfection. Imagine the strengths of a precision machine being used at the fullest capacity; instinctive response mechanisms are programmed that maneuver automatically in perfect synchronicity with the universe.
Cooperation - Before we are capable of managing a democracy on a global scale we must first succeed in managing a democracy at the local level simply dealing with small groups of people. We have to develop an effective system where every person feels included, where all ideas are objectively considered, where the group is driven not upon ego and domination but upon the desire to be lead in the best direction that will achieve the greatest possible end. There must not be power struggles for dominance where a few individuals are self appointed as controllers. A natural system will work as a cooperative endeavor led by respected friends where all people are included as equals. The group must respect each individual person’s contribution of ideas and interests. Many times I have seen the controllers of a group lead the collective action with blinders of ego and self interest without giving due consideration to the interests of others. Many intelligent and innovative people in the group are unheard and brilliant ideas are never given credence. What is more important than the mechanical process in which decisions are made is the manner of social harmony and balance of energy within the group.
Education - People (the regular folk) must be made familiar with the government; facilities, representatives, procedures, legislation, departments, making requests and proposals, and more. We need to get people who know how the government works and teach regular citizens the process. People should have guides to direct them through their independent efforts: classes should be held at local schools and libraries. Offer seminars, conferences, and videos. Our government should be designed for citizens to be constantly involved; we have to introduce communities to the (a) procedure for participating. Teach citizens the way to influence decisions, guide and create policy, request official documents, and find a specific representative. It may be as simple as getting people off their hind ends and encouraging them to figure it out on their own. Learn how to get government grants, surplus, permits. Produce guidelines for the public.
Participation - Democracy should be participatory and votes should be cast in person or through communication technology upon attendance at the conferences and with involvement in the dialogue and development process. Votes should not be cast upon marginal and overly refined phrasing that is reduced to fit onto a ballet but upon the involvement in the dialogue which led to such decisions. There must be a process that starts within the communities of urban and rural America, within the family and household. People must get together and have the dialogue they need to resolve problems. There must be an evaluation of content. Two sides must work together not in opposition but with intent of bringing about a common perception that both sides can work together with. People are very similar when it comes to the integrity of their most basic intentions. There is much solid ground between us. We’re just so distant from each other to realize it. We have to come together and constructively discuss what our setbacks have been and establish how we will work together with the aid of our communal infrastructure to see an end to these problems. We must provide the latest communication tools in order to allow people to effectively participate and to accommodate the global dialogue.
Communication - We must organize local (multilateral) forums to discuss social issues. Our current political system lacks public discourse. No public forums are being regularly nationally organized as a place for citizens to be included on impacting policy decisions. Political discussions are limited to the narrow minded rhetoric being spewed across the television. The viewpoints offered in media discussions are diametrically opposed in order to divide the people into rigid groups and actually prevent the public from coming to mutual agreement upon an issue. Discourse is one of the most fundamental aspects to a democracy. There must be an active dialogue within the population that is built upon open communication, objectiveness, respect towards differing preferences, and inclusion of many diverse perspectives. Where is this discourse right now? When does the government ever hold local public meetings to discuss international issues? These meetings are never held publicly but rather behind closed doors, secretly, with little transparency, and without the inclusion of the public.
Technology - How will the democracy of the future function? The future system of democracy will be facilitated by technology in which will enable all people to participate in the social decision making process. I imagine a sophisticated digital interface that will be designed with many innovative functions. Citizens can participate in the social democracy via their personal computers which will be distributed by the public infrastructure. These devices will be designed specially for democratic decision making. The computers will be able to access live video footage of discussions taking place as well as the archives of all recorded discussion. In this way the discussion process can be continuous and need not stop and the end of a meeting. People will then be able to contribute their personal thoughts, ideas, innovations, critiques, preferences, and opinions in real time for discussions in progress or in furtherance of a past discussion. All postings will be recorded and archived for the public record. All postings can be rated and have feedback issued which will determine the relevance and value of the input in the discussion.
Citizens will have a virtual notebook / journal that will enable them to record their thoughts. The computer system will be effectively integrated to allow digital citation of sources whether from a text, audio, or video sources and link information together for ease and convenience. As people are watching a video in one window they can simultaneously be recording their thoughts. This can be used also with video feed from live conferences. Citizens can also submit questions and sub-questions within the discussion. Each question can be answered by other citizens who are equally empowered to participate in the dialogue and make contributions. Questions can be posed which can be voted upon by all participants. The dialogue is continuous and never ending.
Interaction - The Unity for a Change website will be a tool that organizations can utilize in meetings to effectively incorporate input from all members and make democratic decisions. I imagine in the future that people will bring their laptop computers to meetings where they will log into their account on the system and tap in to the wireless network. At this point all people are empowered with a sophisticated instrument that will increase their ability to communicate and participate in a discussion in real time. There can be ongoing group conferencing as well as direct person to person conferencing and instant messaging. Multiple people will be empowered to participate in the discussion and contribute ideas to the dialogue while maintaining social order.
People can browse their online contacts and open up multiple chat screens to maintain multiple conversations at once. People can also select certain contacts and deselect other contacts to limit and expand the output of their personal dialogue. You may have a comment that you want multiple people to hear and you may have a comment that you want to ask a person privately.
People will be able to communicate by typing text in a messaging system or by speaking through an audio/ video interface. On the audio video interface users will have the option of either constantly streaming the video feed into the system or selectively turning the feed on and off with a record and broadcast button (either a digital button or one that is built into the keyboard or touch-screen). This will be the latest tool in communication and will synergistically incorporating all of the latest communication resources enabling awesome new powers for conferencing.
Scenario: Perhaps there are 30 questions posed by a group but there is only enough time to answer 20 questions during the meeting. The group can vote to determine which are the most relevant and significant questions that should be addressed at the meeting. The discussion doesn’t have to end right there but can be continued after the meeting. Perhaps some person in the group can provide an answer to an individual’s question later on and it could be noted the matter doesn’t need to be discussed within the duration of the meeting but postponed until shortly after. Perhaps there are more pertinent issues which must be addressed and should be given priority over others.
Meetings - The Unity for a Change website will offer an innovative method for logging the “minutes” for organizational meetings. The meetings will be recorded with both audio and video, a real-time counter, and will automatically transcribe the conversations into text. This will keep a log of every person who speaks. The organization can then edit and refine the record of meeting minutes in order to create a synopsis of events. The real time transcript will allow people to immediately look back at the record in case they missed something. Upon the transcript any person can tag a selection and or make a link to external content.
Surveys - The website will offer a new method for collecting and cataloguing socioeconomic data to provide a highly accurate statistics and models that will enable an extensive and comprehensive representation of social conditions and measure the success at which our infrastructure is functioning. From the extensive collection of this information the democratic system of government can effectively develop a sustainable socioeconomic infrastructure that will thrive perpetually for many generations.
Information - demographics, facts, figures, experimentation / results, news / updates / current events, statistics, research / analysis; the population will be provided with accurate and verifiable information.
Input/ Feedback - People can propose alterations / revisions / edits / omissions, amendments, additions, clauses, functions. Citizens can state their personal preferences / beliefs / opinions / values / interests / desires / ethics and contribute facts / ideas / thoughts / observations / experience and also make further inquires by presenting questions.
Representation - People may authorize a representative to act on their behalf to the extent of a contractual agreement. Representatives must not overstep the bounds of their agreement nor utilize a constituency to consolidate power to advance a personal agenda. The duty of representative must be an act of service on another’s behalf. It must be ensured that all people have equal influence upon the social institution.
Legislation and Initiatives - Any citizen can present/ propose legislation / initiatives to the local, regional, and global community. There will be templates created to make it easy for citizens to draft legislation; stating the statute in legal terms and translating the idea of what is being proposed and why in common language.
Referendum - The population will be poled as an inquiry to get directorial advice about actions which in the end may be up to a committee of experts to resolve.
Summits - Summits will be held regularly where representatives elected by local communities are delegated to attend. The public infrastructure will provide free transportation and accommodations for local representatives making it easy for local people to participate. Summits will also be video recorded and all citizens can watch the event live from a remote television or computer. All citizens can participate at the summits electronically by submitting questions, feedback, votes and vetoes via a digital interface.
Transparency - All projects, policies, laws, procedures, processes, and operations will be 100% transparent and exposed to the population. Business affairs will be conducted openly before the public; there will be full disclosure of all information. Public meetings will be audio / video recorded and digitally archived; all paperwork, media, and other intellectual productions will be fully and freely available / accessible to the population. There will be full disclosure of public records such as timekeeping of proceedings, minutes of meetings, policy drafts and submissions, audio/ video records of public/ government activity, access to all public files, records, manuscripts, legislation…All governmental proceedings shall be recorded, archived, and made freely accessible to the public. There will be audio/ video recordings, as well as transcripts, and summaries maintained for all meetings, conferences, communications, and interactions.
Mission Statement The Subcommittee on Accounting totals all resources and requirements and itemizes proposals for expenditures in a comprehensive budget The Subcommittee on Analysis reviews information and interpolates data into detailed reports The Subcommittee on Conservation oversees infrastructural operations to ensure that resources are being utilized most efficiently and effectively The Subcommittee on Correspondence ensures that government operations are enacted according to the protocol and code of conduct The Subcommittee on Economics works to balance the socioeconomic system by optimizing infrastructural resources and expenditures The Subcommittee on Engineering develops new technology and designs state of the art systems to ensure infrastructural sustainability The Subcommittee on Ethics aims to reveal the full ramifications of actions and provide an insightful basis of guidance to help us make good decisions The Subcommittee on Finance looks at monetary policy, banking, credit, loans, interest, and ensuring the liquidity of markets. The Subcommittee on Global Relations facilitates international dialogue to mediate disagreement, promote peace, and maintain cooperative relationships The Subcommittee on History works to provide an accurate account of historical events and offer important insight to help guide us into the future. The Subcommittee on Information is responsible for maintaining an archive of records, reporting news, and disseminating multimedia with integrity The Subcommittee on Law focuses upon the laws of nature to develop a universal constitution, democratic social ordinances, and public statutes The Subcommittee on Management oversees and facilitates all infrastructural operations to ensure maximum synergy of all integrated systems The Subcommittee on Mathematics analyzes numbers and equations to solve complex problems and generate simplified solutions The Subcommittee on Philosophy is a place for introspective analysis and objective reasoning geared toward revealing new dynamics of existence The Subcommittee on Safety oversees the entire infrastructure to ensure the minimal risk of harm and implement holistic measures of protection The Subcommittee on Science rigorously conducts tests and experiments to produce empirical data that provides a greater understanding of reality The Subcommittee on Sociology works to study humankind and offer perspectives to help reveal the nature of people and cultures around the world The Subcommittee on Statistics works to conduct research and publish facts The Subcommittee on Systems develops new methods of organization, systematization, and operational procedure
The Subcommittee on Accounting totals all resources and requirements and itemizes proposals for expenditures in a comprehensive budget
The Subcommittee on Analysis reviews information and interpolates data into detailed reports
The Subcommittee on Conservation oversees infrastructural operations to ensure that resources are being utilized most efficiently and effectively
The Subcommittee on Correspondence ensures that government operations are enacted according to the protocol and code of conduct
The Subcommittee on Economics works to balance the socioeconomic system by optimizing infrastructural resources and expenditures
The Subcommittee on Engineering develops new technology and designs state of the art systems to ensure infrastructural sustainability
The Subcommittee on Ethics aims to reveal the full ramifications of actions and provide an insightful basis of guidance to help us make good decisions
The Subcommittee on Finance looks at monetary policy, banking, credit, loans, interest, and ensuring the liquidity of markets.
The Subcommittee on Global Relations facilitates international dialogue to mediate disagreement, promote peace, and maintain cooperative relationships
The Subcommittee on History works to provide an accurate account of historical events and offer important insight to help guide us into the future.
The Subcommittee on Information is responsible for maintaining an archive of records, reporting news, and disseminating multimedia with integrity
The Subcommittee on Law focuses upon the laws of nature to develop a universal constitution, democratic social ordinances, and public statutes
The Subcommittee on Management oversees and facilitates all infrastructural operations to ensure maximum synergy of all integrated systems
The Subcommittee on Mathematics analyzes numbers and equations to solve complex problems and generate simplified solutions
The Subcommittee on Philosophy is a place for introspective analysis and objective reasoning geared toward revealing new dynamics of existence
The Subcommittee on Safety oversees the entire infrastructure to ensure the minimal risk of harm and implement holistic measures of protection
The Subcommittee on Science rigorously conducts tests and experiments to produce empirical data that provides a greater understanding of reality
The Subcommittee on Sociology works to study humankind and offer perspectives to help reveal the nature of people and cultures around the world
The Subcommittee on Statistics works to conduct research and publish facts
The Subcommittee on Systems develops new methods of organization, systematization, and operational procedure