Direct Democracy

The only and real democracy us a direct one. For the people by the people. With Citizens Assemblies this is possible. They will need a full mandate. Like a mandate to establish laws. Politics, for sofar it still exists, can not overrule it. Wise man can advise in the selected panels but not block it. A confirmation, via a proper established referendum, for a signature from the people is a possibility.

The design of a Citizens Assembly has to suffice to the following. An adequate number of randomized people drawn by lot. They have to represent a correct reflection of all groups and people in society. Further a Citizens Assembly is very temporarily. This means that people will not be in it for longer than a month. Weekly a quarter of the people will be replaced. You may think of total size of 480 people in a Citizens Assembly.

For complex subjects the Citizens Assembly can call panels into life. They can consult a number of independent scientists on the filed of the involved subjects. Also people who have actual experience of course. A few coaches, wise men/women, who can guide the process and are familiar with already existing laws. These panels get time to come with a sound advice and if needed a new law or adjustment on one.

For all members of the Citizens Assembly goes that they will be payed. Their employer has the obligation to give this people a temporary leave. If they are employer themselves the costs for arranging a temporary replacement will be taken care of.

Who has the possibility to adres a specific subject or theme to the established Citizens Assembly? This is very different from the current way politics handles the situation. They make a coalition agreement and hold to that together with some other strange government negotiations.

Most important is that citizens can organize this themselves. The way to do this is give petitions their natural strength. With a fair threshold all petitions will taken into counseling.

The Citizens Assembly will have to look into the subject from the petition and will give a reaction and or answer to the petition. If the subject is really difficult the Assembly will create a new Panel in order to solve the addressed problem.

The judiciary can run into problems and if that is repeatedly the Citizens Assembly has to look into these matters. Laws made by the Citizens Assembly will be monitored on a yearly basis so that they will be actual.

Remains the question when a proposal will be acknowledged. It should honor the principle of Doing No Harm. This means that there should be no No vote at the consultation of the Citizens Assembly. Also there needs to be quite an extensive support. Half plus one is by far not good enough. It should be really more than that. Proposals are therefore only acknowledged if there are 320 or more votes in favor and 0 votes against. This means that there may be 160 votes or less neutral. Fairly simple.

The mindset that we should honor is one of rest, vision and fairness for the long term and for everyone. This is what the Citizens Assembly can bring. You can see CIA, the abbreviation of Citizens Assembly, also as the binding factor for all humans. A friend for everyone who makes us all again friends.